Simone Barreto

(this page was last updated in August 2020)

Fortaleza, Brazil, 1984
Lives and works in Fortaleza, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2020 nominee

Simone Barreto is a visual artist and art educator. She is graduated in Visual Arts with an emphasis on her complementary training in drawing and printmaking. She joined the Visual Arts Research Program at the Visual Arts Center of the Culture Department of Fortaleza, Brazil, in 2012. In 2016, she participated in the Visual Arts Laboratory of Porto Iracema das Artes tutored by the artist and researcher Edith Derdyk. As an artist, she participated in several exhibitions, including the solo exhibitions “Ouro Branco – a estrada é escura e arriscada”, 2019, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, and “Ouro Branco”, 2017, at Galeria Sem Título, Fortaleza, Brazil. She also participated in group exhibitions such as 70 Salão de Abril, Fortaleza, Brazil, in 2019, 69 Salão de Abril, in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 2018, 68 Salão de Abril, in 2017, in Fortaleza, 67 Salão de Abril, in 2016, in Fortaleza, “Bângala: Yakã Ayê”, curated by Yuri Firmeza and Uirá dos Reis, at the gallery A Gentil Carioca, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016, from the collective exhibition “A Arte do Desenho” from the Banco do Nordeste collection, curated by Jacqueline Medeiros also in 2016, in Fortaleza. She obtained some prizes such as the Main Prize of the Salão de Abril 2018, Leonilson Prize of the Edital das Artes of the Secretaria de Cultura de Fortaleza in 2012. In 2010, she obtained the Practical Interactions Prize from Funarte. In 2007, she obtained the Research Incentive Award with an emphasis on Contemporary Design from the Secretariat of Culture of Fortaleza, with the project “Mulheres da Bula”. Yet in 2006, she received a residency grant for emerging artists from Salão de Abril – Salão de Artes Visuais de Fortaleza.


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