11 Brazilian artists to keep an eye on in 2019

2019 has barely started and ARTEQUEACONTECE is already looking at the artists who will stand out over the next year! See here the list of 11 Brazilian artists to keep an eye on!


1. Erika Verzutti – in February, the Brazilian opens a solo show at the incomparable Center George Pompidou, in Paris. The show is part of the third edition of the program “Mutations / Créations”.


2. Tiago Mestre – the Portuguese man living in São Paulo is currently at the prestigious Gasworks artistic residency in London. The program, which brings incredible visibility to the artists, ends in March.


3. Anna Maria Maiolino – one of the most important artists of the 1960s and 70s generation, Maiolino will have a major solo show at the PAC in Milan in March. “Love becomes Revolutionary” is curated by Diego Sileo and highlights the strength and vitality of the production by the Italian artist based in Brazil.


4. Artur Lescher – the artist from São Paulo will organize the Pinacoteca a retrospective that punctuates the most important moments of his career, also in March. The show will be curated by Camila Bechelany.


5. Jac Leirner – In 2018, Jac had one of the most well-received exhibitions of the year at her gallery, “Addition”, in May, and in October she was announced as the winner of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize. The award takes place in April this year, and the museum that promotes the event will also present a solo show by the artist.


6. Felippe Moraes – the artist, now based in Portugal, opens a solo exhibition in one of FIESP's exhibition spaces, on Av. Paulista. The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of music and sound, and will be carefully opened to children.


7. Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca – the duo, formed by a Brazilian and a German, participated in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, by Skulptur Projekte in 2017 and presented new research at IMS in 2018 in the Corpo a Corpo show. Now, in 2019, the duo will occupy the Brazilian pavilion at the next edition of the Venice Biennale, in May, curated by Gabriel Peréz-Barreiro.


8. Élle de Bernardini – after winning one of the places in the first artistic residency program at the Instituto Adelina in São Paulo and an individual at MARGS, in which she presented the photographic series “Imperatriz”, Élle de Bernardini moved permanently to the capital of São Paulo and is preparing for his residency at the independent space Pivô, in May – a young production to stay on the radar.


9. Bruno Novaes – after joining the OMA Galeria represented team in 2018 and having two solo exhibitions – one at OMA’s space in São Bernardo and another at Casa do Olhar, in Santo André, Bruno Novaes was selected for the Paço das Artes Project Season and should soon bring its newest solo show to MIS.


10. Carlos Monroy – Already featured in the AQA Betting Artist section, Carlos Monroy has just ended 3 months of artistic residency at the prestigious Cité des Arts, in Paris. At the end of 2018, he presented his solo show, “Corpus Leve Obis Novus – Treasuries of King Momo El Migrante V”, at Centro Cultural São Paulo, part of the institution’s Exhibition Program.


11. Lyz Parayzo – after standing out in performances held at Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro, and participating in the large group show “Histórias da Sexualidade”, at MASP, Lyz Parayzo was in residence at Pivô, was one of the finalists for the Prize EDP nas Artes and is exhibiting in Portugal. Now with permanent residence in São Paulo, he continues to develop his research and increasingly expose urgent political and social issues inside and outside the art world.

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