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maré de matos 

vale do rio doce, brasil. live and work in são paulo, brasil.

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transdisciplinary artist. she has a degree in visual arts (2009, UEMG), a master's degree in literary theory (2020, UFPE) and is a PhD candidate at diversitas (nucleus for the study of diversities, intolerances and conflicts, USP).


exercises the tension between subjectivity and objectivity; and defends the right to emotion of populations removed from the status of humanity. she speculates on concepts such as borders, justice, truth and dignity at the crossroads between thought, image and word. 


she founded bendito ofício (2010), through which she promotes approaches between word-image-education-life.


‘A meaning that arrives in time’, Sp-arte Rotas Brasileiras, São Paulo, Brazil

’More value than it was worth’, MIS-CAMPINAS, Campinas, Brazil and Pinacoteca de Botucatu, Botucatu, Brazil

’More value than it was worth’, critical text by Ricardo Aleixo, Galeria Lume, São Paulo, Brazil

How to live on desire - MAMAM, Recife, Brazil 



My body: territory in dispute, curated by Galciane Neves, Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
Women who changed 200 years, Caixa cultural, São Paulo, Brazil 


A huge past ahead, curated by Cristiana Tejo, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal.
Brazilian Stories, curated by André Mesquita and Lilia Schwarcz, Masp, São Paulo, Brazil
Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil, Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas. USA.
A color defect, curated by Marcelo Campos, Amanda Bonan, Ana Maria Gonçalves, MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Moving Horizons, MAP, Natal, Brazil.
Tool, hardware, rust, curated by Ana Elisa Lidizia, Paço das artes, SP, Brazil,
In the middle of the street in the middle of the whirlpool, curated by Catarina Duncan, Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil.

Carolina Maria de Jesus: A Brazil for Brazilians, curated by Hélio Menezes and Raquel Barreto, IMS, São Paulo, Brazil.
For a breath of fury and hope, curated by Galciane Neves and Natalie Understell, MUBE, São Paulo, Brazil.
Língua Solta (curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Fabiana Moraes), Museu da Língua Portuguesa, São Paulo, Brazil
Real Fake, curated by Paulo Kassab, Galeria Lume, São Paulo, Brazil

Public Pulpit, Afro Brasil Museum, São Paulo, Brazil

Our Lady of the Triple Journey, Street Art Museum (MAR), São Paulo, Brazil


10 3M art exhibition: Lugar Comum: crossings and collectivities in the city, curated by Camila Bechelany, Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil

Open paths! (curated by Hélio Menezes), CCSP, São Paulo, Brazil 

Farsa, (curated by Marta Mestre), Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo,  Brazil


Sertão: 36 Panorama da Arte Brasileira, (curated by Júlia Rebouças and curatorial assistance by Catarina Duncan), MAM-SP, São Paulo, Brazil 

Yesterday, today, now (curator Catarina Duncan), Solar dos abacaxis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Community Epistemologies: Contemporary art by black authors, (curated by Janaína Barros), Centro Cultural UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Cataclisma, Garrido Galeria, Recife, Brazil
Entremoveres (curated by Ariana Nuala and Ana Lira), Abolition Museum, Recife, Brazil


⦿ (curated by Catarina Duncan), Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
The ones on my street (curated by Joana D’Arc Lima), Museu da Abolição, Recife, Brazil Vetores, (curated by Ariana Nuala), Museu Murilo La Greca, Recife, Brazil
The night will not sleep (curated by Julya Vasconcelos), Amparo 60, Recife, Brazil 




Leda Maria Martins Award, with the text Ouroboros, in the Oralitura category


Award for achievement record in Visual Arts, Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy, SP).

Nominated for the Pipa Award

artistic residence





koda: racial justice (ny, usa)

vehicle sur (france | São Paulo)

art and research pivot (são paulo)

afrotranscendence (sSão Paulo)

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