13 Artists Who Are Parents

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To celebrate this Father's Day, which takes place this year on August 9th, the second Sunday of the month, we did a special action to honor dads! We separated a list of some contemporary artists who are parents and asked them to send us photographs with their children.

There were so many beautiful photos, which exude love, complicity, respect and affection that it was difficult to choose which ones to use here on the list. Each photo of father and daughter is accompanied by a work by the artist. ARTEQUEACONTECE wishes a great Father's Day to all families.

Marcelo Brodsky

Argentine artist Marcelo Brodsky is the father of three children. Known for his photographs that recover memories through image and word, he appears in this photo with one of his daughters, named Carla. We received so many beautiful photos of Brodsky with their children, it was quite difficult to choose!

Miguel Rio Branco

Multimedia artist and one of the most respected around the world, with works in some of the most important institutions around the world, Miguel Rio Branco poses with his son in the photo. Despite working with different languages in art, he is considered one of the exponents of contemporary photography.

Eustáquio Neves

Photographer Eustáquio Neves sent us a photo with his two children. The girl, who he affectionately calls Má, posed for the photo dressed in her father's clothes and made a mustache with a pen! A self-taught photographer, Eustáquio is one of the most important names in photography in the country, well known for using a montage technique in which he superimposes fragments of other negatives on a main image.

Alexander Wagner

Artist Alexandre Wagner takes his daughter Flora to discover the sea. The little one is a year old and a few months old and is Alexandre's baby. The artist from Minas Gerais has a very expressive work as a painter, in which he dilutes the oil paint in marks from running on the canvas.

Marcius Galan

Artist Marcius Galan took his two sons to see a game and had to put them both on his shoulders so they could better visualize the match! Galan brings along his trajectory a repertoire in which he explores the functionalities of objects by questioning them.

Cao Guimarães

The artist Cao Guimarães has two small children who are extremely partners! In 2012, he worked on a film inspired by the boy, his first son, called Otto. Cao became a father at the age of 47, which made him see life with different eyes.

Alexandre Arrechea

Founding member of the artist collective Los Carpinteros, Alexandre Arrechea is a father of two! The Cuban artist is one of the most important names in contemporary art in the country, developing works that explore relationships within the context of urbanity.

Thiago Rocha Pitta

From the top of Fundação Abismo, the exhibition space he created on his farm in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, artist Thiago Rocha Pitta has fun sharing the telescope with his son to observe the sky. The artist brings in his works a great concern with the changes around him, especially when it comes to nature.

Arjan Martins

Arjan Martins sent for our Father's Day tribute a photograph of when his daughter was very small and moved and moved in his studio, having fun! In his paintings, the artist deals with the African diaspora thinking about elements that contributed to this crossing, such as compasses and caravels.

Pablo Ferretti

The gaucho artist based in Rio de Janeiro, Pablo Ferretti, poses in his studio with his daughter Agnes, who helps him in his investigations to create ink canvases! The artist works with the materiality of painting, as well as the dissolution of everyday ideals.

Gabriel Secchin

Clinging to his baby who was born a few months ago, artist Gabriel Secchin is a novice when it comes to Father's Day! In his paintings, the artist raises several questions that come from the history of the media and also from contemporaneity.

feco hamburger

Feco Hamburger, from São Paulo, has a partner in his daughter Flora. Here, the two appear together on the beach. Feco is best known for his work as a photographer, but he also explores other places in art. His creations seek to work with the idea of “perception of time, the porosity of the encounter with the other, the transformation of the object through the gaze”.

Daniel Senise

Artist Daniel Senise's family almost doesn't fit in this photo, it's big and the love involved in it all is the same size! One of the most prominent contemporary Brazilian painters, Senise has held important exhibitions around the world and has works in several important collections. His works evoke the history of art, thinking about intersections with contemporary society.

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