“Iná-òjìji”, 2016, instalação, medidas: variáveis

Antonio Obá

(this page was last updated in October 2018)

Ceilândia, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in Taguatinga, Brazil.

Represented by Mendes Wood DM.

PIPA Prize 2017 nominee.
PIPA Prize 2017 finalist.

Born in 1983, in Ceilândia, a satellite city of Brasília, Antonio Obá reconfigures in his work aspects of a rural tradition that permeates the Brazilian religious universe, which reflects critically on the idea of a so-called syncretism and historical situations linked to ethnic prejudice. He brings in his works an affective memory, which proposes the intimate reflection on the body (his miscegenated body, black), but that occurs (in the strictness of the term) in sacrifice in narratives that tell a Brazilian history seen from a body that plunges its feet in the roots of a tradition, in various contexts, still marginalized.

Website: www.antoniooba.com

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