Maré de Matos

(this page was last updated in July 2021)

Governador Valadares, Brazil, 1987.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Represented by Galeria Lume.

PIPA 2021 nominee.

Maré de Matos is a transdisciplinary artist from the Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She graduated in visual arts at the guignard school (UEMG), master’s degree in literary theory (UFPE) and is currently working on the project Museum of emotions for her doctorate (diversitas, USP). she works on the tension between version and truth; single history and polyphonic counter-narratives; power and position. She researches representation and responsibility, the invention of race and narrative of self, imaginary and delirium of modernity, subjectivity and black poetics. Her work is situated, above all, in the gap between the territories of image and word. She is interested in the black atlantic as a process of formation, in revision as a principle, and in poetry as a political tool for emancipation. works in hybrid languages and defends the right to emotion of subjects deprived of the status of humanity.


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