Marcela Cantuária, Brazil
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1991, Marcela Cantuária is a visual artist, with a BA in Painting from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Cantuária develops works that intertwine historical images from the world of politics with representations of contemporary visual culture. Part of her pictorial inventions comes from her research into the struggles waged by women, specially around the Global South. She is also a member of the national organization Brigadas Populares, where she holds art workshops.
Cantuária creates narratives of confrontations with a society structured on sexism and exclusion, and thus creates its words whose particularities are cohesive with its creative process, with its chromatic palette and with the articulations that arise from the open and latent layers of its paints. The influences spread in a curious combination, the works are reconnections with social facts that have been recurrently diminished, erased or badly treated by the “official” history, therefore her body of work seeks to dialogue with questions about the position of women in society, the class struggle, the division of powers, gender stereotypes and disputes over the forests territories.
Meet Marcela and learn more about her work at the Atelier 11 Open Studio on April 15th, 2023
Marcela Cantuária - photo by Priscilla Haefeli
Marcela Cantuária's residency with L'AiR Arts at Atelier 11 is organized in partnership with Instituto Inclusartiz. It will take place in conjunction with the artist's exhibition at Espace Frans Krajcberg in Paris.