maria thereza alves

biography

1961 born in São Paulo, Brazil

Lives and works in Naples (Italy) and Berlin (Germany)


Awards


2017


Vera List Prize for Art and Politics



Selected Solo Exhibitions



2018

  • Maria Thereza Alves, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy
  • Seeds of Change: New York – A Botany of Colonization, Parsons -The New School for Design, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York, NY
  • Seeds of Change: New York -A Botany of Colonization, Michel Rein, Paris, France
  • The Middle Earth. A Mediterranean project by Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham, curated by Nathalie Ergino, IAC – Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône Alpes, France


2017

  • The Flood, Michel Rein, Brussels, Belgium
  • Possible Reversals. (S) Curated by Lara Khaldi. Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine 


2015

  • Centre Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Seville, Spain
  • Why here?, Carico Massimo, Livorno, Italy


2014

  • MUAC, Mexico City
  • Beyond the Painting / Unrejected Wild Flora, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France


2013

  • Beyond the painting / Maria Thereza Alves / Unrejected Wild Floral, Michel Rein, Paris, France


2012

  • Musée d'Histoire de Nantes- Château des Ducs de Bretagne, France
  • Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden for Bristol, UK


2009

  • Seeds of Change, curated by Claudia Zanfi (aMAZElab, Milan), Mirta Demare Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • On the Importance of Words, A Sacred Mountain (stolen), and the Morality of Nations, Escola de Artes Visuais, Lisboa (Lumiar Cité), Lisboa, Portugal
  • Constructed Landscapes, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France


2007

  • What is the Color of a German Rose? / Welche Farbe hat die Deutsche Rose?, curated by Silke Optiz. Kunstsammlung Gera, Orangerie, Gera, Germany
  • Stance and Happenstance, Ursula Walbröl Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany 


2005

  • Seeds of Change: Dunkirk, Musée Portuaire, Dunkirk, France 
  • CEAAC, Strasbourg, France
  • La Chaufferie, Strasbourg, France


2003

  • Galerija Miroslav Kraljevi, Zagreb, Croatia


1999

  • NICC (Nieuw Internationaal Cultureel Centrum), Antwerp, Belgium 


1997

  • Spirit Line, Public Performance, New York, USA


1996

  • 0° 0°°. (S) Pooter Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium


1993

  • The Central Space Gallery, London, UK


1991

  • Chico Mendes, Los Anti-Héroes Y La Ley De Gravedad. Cultural Institute of Brazil, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Post-Eldorado Amazon, Casa del Lago, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City 


1989

  • Jardin Borda (Instituto de Cultura des Estado de Morelos), Cuernavaca, Mexico 

Selected group Exhibitions

2018

  • Manifesta 12 Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  • Agora (High Line Art New York) (Group) Various locations on the High Line, New York, NY
  • Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald – Disappearing Legacies, The World as Forest. (cur. Anna Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin), Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Let the River Flow. The Sovereign Will and the Making of a New Worldliness, OCA (Office for Contemporary Art) Oslo, Norway
  • BRAZIL. Knife in the Flesh, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea Milan, Italy


2017

  • 4.543 billion. The matter of matter, (cur. Latitudes - Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna). CAPC /        Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France
  • Carry Forward, (curated by Lisa Myers Kitchener), Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • 32° Biennial de São Paolo , São Paolo, Brazil
  • Frestas Trienal 2017: Entre Pós-Verdades e Acontecimentos / Between Post-truths and Events,          (cur. Daniela Labra), Sorocaba, São Paulo State, Brasil
  • Sharjah Biennale, Palestinian Museum, Birzeit
  • Pompei@Madre. Materia Archeologica, (curated by Massimo Osanna & Andrea Viliani), MADRE, Naples, Italy
  • Otium – Corruption and the Dash, (curated by Raffaela Naldi Rossano), Residency 80121, Naples, Italy
  • JERUSALEM LIVES (Tahya Al Quds), (cur. Reem Fadda & ass. cur. Yara Abbas and Fawz Kabra), The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
  • Reframing Worlds - Mobilität und Gender aus postkolonial, feministischer Perspektive, (curated by Antje Weitzel), Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, Germany
  • Il Frammento Come Strumento. Per un’archeologia dell'effimero / Fragments as a tool. Towards an archaeology of the ephemeral, curated by Lorenzo Bruni. Galleria Astuni, Bologna, Italy
  • Survival Kit 9. Becoming an Apricot, an Apple, a Crow, a Tree, a Cockroach, a Glacier, a Plant, a Mushroom, a Shell, a Bird, Algae, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Latvian
  • Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj, Sharjah
  • Slow Violence: Tracing the Anthropocene History. (Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Parlament der Pflanzen, daad Galerie, Berlin
  • Decolonizing Nature, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, USA
  • Resistance After Nature, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Harverford College, Haverford, Philadelphia, USA
  • Um Piano na Selva (A Piano in the Jungle), Galeria Periscópio, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • South-South: Let Me Begin Again, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016

  • 30th Anniversary Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
  • Martin Janda Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • Geir Tore Holm, Skiptvet, Norway 
  • The Video Art Collection of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein at Nordstern Video Art Center, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen
  • RéSUMé, Associazione Culturale Carico Massimo, Livorno
  • Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro
2015

  • How to Gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia. 6th Moscow, Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Paço das Arte, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2014

  • Rua dos Bandeirantes, São Paulo, Brazil 
  • Museo Madre, Naples, Italy
  • Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, China 
  • Centre d'art contemporaine, Chamrande, France
  • Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland 
  • Extinction Marathon, organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Serpentine Gallery, London, UK 
  • 8th Berlin Biennale For Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2013
  • MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Spain
  • Mahr Licht, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
  • Le Misée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille (MAC), Marseille, France
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland

2012

  • The Return of a Lake at documenta 13, Kassel, Germany
  • Tapei Biennale, Taiwan
  • Forte Piano: Le forme del suono, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Roma, Italy
  • Intense Proximité: La triennale, Paris, France
  • Centre de la Image, Barcelona, Spain
2011

  • Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
  • Garden Marathon, organized by Hans Ulirich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
  • Centre Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Plug In - Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2010

  • John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
  • Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
  • 29th Sao Paulo Biennial 
  • Swiss Cultural Institute, Rome and Kunsthalle Basel 
  • Da sopra, giù nel fossato. (G) Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. Castello Svevo, Bari, Italy
2009

  • Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
  • American Academy in Rome, Italy
  • Gasworks, London, UK
2008

  • ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany 
  • 3rd Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, China
  • Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy
  • Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
  • A Stake in the Mud, A Hole in the Reel. Land Art’s Expanded Field: 1968–2008, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Prague Biennale 2008, Prague, Czech Republic

2007

  • Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
  • Portraits., Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France 

2006

  • Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
  • Public Art. A Jubilee Exhibition: Public Art in Lower Austria – 10 Years of the Law for the Promotion of Culture. St. Poelten, Austria 
  • Pac - Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2005

  • Charlottenborgs Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark 
  • Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
  • The American West, curated by Jimmie Durham and Richard William Hill. Compton Verney, Warwickshire UK
  • Chechnya and Palais Tokyo, Paris, France
  • Nikolaj – Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

  • NGBK, Berlin, Germany
  • Hortus. Botany and Empire / Seeds of Change: Liverpool. Liverpool Biennial, UK

2003

  • Art Space, Sydney, Australia 
  • Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venice, Italy

2002

  • Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
  • Tornitz / Werkleitz, Germany 

2001

  • Markers (Banner event in Venice), 49° Venice Biennial, Italy

2000

  • Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
  • The International Artists' Museum, Bydgoszcz (Bromberg), Poland
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

1999
  • Marres – Centre For Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Kunstcentrum, Sittard, Netherlands 


1998

  • Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringer Strasse, Munich, Germany

1997

  • Les Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille (Office de la Culture de Marseille), Marseilles, France
  • Interface M.M.M., Marseille, France 

1996

  • Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria

1995

  • Boxx, Brussels, Belgium 
  • Beurs Schouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

1993
  • The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1992

  • Edge Bienale 92, Madrid and London
  • Museo de Monterrey, Mexico

1991
  • Savage. (Duo with Jimmie Durham) Museum Van Hedendaasge Kunst, Gent, Belgium

1990
  • Bronx Council on the Arts, New York, USA
  • Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
  • La Estación Gallery, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Centro Cultural Universitario, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

1986

  • 2nd Bienale de la Habana, Museo National de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
  • Minor Injury Gallery, New York, USA

1985

  • Kenkeleba House Gallery, New York, USA
  • Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, USA
  • The Houghton Gallery (Cooper Union), New York, USA

1983

  • Museo Nacional de Belas Artes (Sala Bernadelli), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA
1982

  • Group Material presents: !Luchar! An Exhibition for the People of Central America, (The Latin American Workshop Inc.), New York, USA





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