Danielle Fonseca

(this page was last updated in April 2020)


Belém, Brazil, 1975.
Lives and works in Belém, Brazil.

Represented by Kamara Kó Gallery.

PIPA 2016 nominee.

Danielle Fonseca’s poetics are composed of elements from literature, poetry, philosophy, music, and the landscape. The artist was awarded the Grand Prize of the University of the Amazon Salon of Small Formats (Belém, Brazil, 2011) and the Acquisition Award of the Salon Arte Pará (Belém, Brazil, 2001 and 2003). Fonseca also won the Research and Experimentation in Visual Arts scholarship from the Foundation Ipiranga (Belém, Brazil, 2007). In 2012, the artist exhibited the medium-length film “A vaga” at Midrash Cultural Centre (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Fonseca has participated in festivals, exhibitions, and salons in Brazil, Scotland, Spain, Lithuania, Finland and Portugal. Highlights include: “Triangular: arte deste século”, at Casa Niemeyer, Brasília, Brazil (2020); VAIVÉM”, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – São Paulo/SP, Brasília/DF, Rio de Janeiro/RJ and Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil, 2019/2020; Salão Anapolino de Arte – Anápolis, Brazil, 2019; “Nossos passos fazem jorrar a sede”, II Exhibition Programme of Cultural Centre São Paulo (Brazil, 2015); “Pororoca: A Amazônia no MAR”, Museum of Art of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2014); “Deslize”, Museum of Art of Rio Janeiro (Brazil, 2013); “Amazônia – lugar da experiência”, Museum of the Federal University of Pará (Belém, Brazil, 2012, 2013); “Outra natureza”, Cultural Space BASA (Belém, Brazil, 2013); “Cromomuseu”, Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2012); “O triunfo do contemporâneo”, Santander Cultural (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2012); “Corpo incógnito – água viva”, Gallery Amarelonegro Contemporary Art (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012); “Coletivo/Individual” Kamara Kó Gallery, Art Gallery of Cultural Centre Brazil United States (Belém, Brazil, 2012); “Sobre ilhas e pontes”, Gallery Cândido Portinari (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010); “FOTORIO 2009″, Oi Futuro Space (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009); 12th Salon of Bahia (Salvador, Brazil, 2005); and “Faxinal das artes”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil, 2002). She is the editor of the contemporary art and culture magazine Não-Lugar.

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