Ton Bezerra

(this page was last updated in August 2020)

Cedral, Brazil, 1977.
Lives and works in São Luíz, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2020 nominee. 

I’m Ton Bezerra, a visual artist from fisherman people of Outeiro, placed inside the city of Cedral, Maranhão’s countryside. In my childhood, I’ve established the first contact with art through my father, Nadilson Silva, fisherman and constructer of small fishing ships. The handicraft method of naval construction, whether strip and painting of these boats grew inside of myself a differentiated way of looking at things and the interest for the things around me.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2020:

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