Antonio Obá, Flavia Gimenes
Special thanks to
Embassy of Brazil in China
March 16, 2022 / 20:00-21:30
About the Workshop
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About the speakers
Antonio Obá (born in 1983 in Serantilândia) currently lives and works in Brasília, Brazil.
Antonio Obá’s work explores the influences and contradictions within the construction of Brazilian culture, triggering resistance and reflection on national identity. He uses symbolic representations in Brazilian culture as metaphors for race and political identity, delving into iconic historical events and religious themes through mediums such as sculpture, painting, installation, and performance.
Antonio Obá has recently had solo exhibitions at X Museum (Beijing, 2021), Mendes Wood DM Gallery (Brussels, 2021; São Paulo, 2019; New York, 2018). His works have also been featured in numerous group exhibitions and biennials, including Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris, 2021), Montpellier Contemporary Art Museum (Montpellier, 2020), 36th Panorama of Brazilian Art (São Paulo, 2019), São Paulo Art Museum (São Paulo, 2018), Instituto Tomie Ohtake (São Paulo, 2018), Museum of Art of Rio (Rio de Janeiro, 2018), PIPA Contemporary Art Award (Rio de Janeiro, 2017), among others.
Flavia Gimenes is a Brazilian researcher and curator, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in the UK. Over the past five years, Gimenes established and operated the project space Elefante Centro Cultural in Brasília, presenting solo and group exhibitions by artists and curating a series of public projects and publications aimed at connecting artists, curators, critics, and audiences. Additionally, she has launched artist residency programs in various cities in Brazil and the UK. Gimenes’s work at Elefante Centro Cultural continues to have a profound impact on contemporary art in Brazil, fostering continuous contact and exchange between artists and practitioners from different regions and cultural backgrounds. Currently teaching art history in Shanghai, Gimenes is engaged in a new research project and continues to be involved in artistic production projects.