Lucélia Maciel

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

Morro do Chapéu, Brazil, 1979
Lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2024 nominee

Lucélia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Goiás. She works as an art assistant at Sertão Negro. Her artistic research and poetics are anchored in childhood memories from the countryside of Bahia. She uses the oil lamp as a metaphor to reflect on ethnic, social, and gender inequalities. The artist brings memories of a time lived elsewhere into the present, where the marks left behind serve as fuel to light the oil lamps. Among her notable group exhibitions are: “Baobá no Asfalto” (2024) at Sé Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil; “Dos brasis – Arte e pensamento negro” (2023) at Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil; and the award at the 1st Contemporary Art Salon of Goiás (2022) in Goiânia, Brazil.


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