Cinthia Marcelle

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1974.
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Represented by Gallery Vermelho, Silvia Cintra + BOX 4 and Sprovieri Gallery.

PIPA 2010 Finalist.
PIPA 2013 nominee.

Marcelle uses video and photography to document the effects that her interventions have on the usual order of things. Marcelle’s work is particularly inspired by the chaos and turmoil of possibilities found in everyday life. She tries to gain a distance from this chaos and re-organise the disorder formally. Her actions create situations that challenge our notions of conventional behaviour by introducing humorous coincidences and connections.

Marcelle’s work has been part of significant group exhibitions including the Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2015), Museum of Modern Art (MAM RJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013), the second New Museum Triennial, New York, USA (2012), Tate Level 2 Gallery, London, UK (2012), the Biennale de Lyon, France (2007), Panorama da Arte Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil (2007) and Madrid, Spain (2008) and the IX Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2006).

In 2010, Marcelle was one of the four finalists of the first edition of PIPA Prize. The works ‘Cruzada’ and ‘Interseccão’, were exhibited at the Finalists Exhibition in MAM-Rio and donated to the permanent collection of the Museum.

Cinthia Marcelle has been awarded several international awards such as the Future Generation Prize from the Victor Pinchuck Foundation in 2010 and the TrAIN artist in residency award at Gasworks, London, UK in 2009.

Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2010:

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