Mariana Palma’s works are formed by compositions from different references, from Flemish and baroque painting, from which she seems to be inspired by the high dynamism, stamping, vegetation and the body. Linked to dance and theater, the work explores the sceneries where its representations appear; shelter and enable an exchange between textures and patterns that seem to dance in front of the viewer. In addition to paintings and installations, she also develops watercolors and photographs, always working the organic movement as a creative propellant.

Mariana Palma (1979, São Paulo, Brazil. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil). Graduated in Arts by Faculdade Armando Alvares Penteado. 

Selected solo exhibitions: Lumina, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Soma, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); Desenhos, Sesc Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2010); Anestesia Para Transbordar, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (2008).

Selected group exhibitions: Studiolo XXI - Desenho e Afinidades, curated by Fátima Lambert, Centro de Arte e Cultura da Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal (2019); Da Terra Brasilis à Aldeia Global, curated by Denise Mattar, Espaço Cultural Unifor, Fortaleza, Brazil (2018); Abstración, Galeria El Museo, Bogota, Colombia (2017); Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, USA (2015). 

Awards: Prêmio Aquisição, Casa do Olhar, Santo André, Brazil; Prêmio Aquisição, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; Prêmio Exposição Individual, SESC Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Public collections: Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; Coleção Banco Itaú S.A., São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil; Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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