Overview
The artist starts from photography to create works in which investigations about the landscape, the horizon or architecture are present. Added to this are objects or light boxes, which result from formal solutions or speculations.
At the beginning of her career, during the 1990s, Márcia Xavier investigated photography through self-portraits. During the 2000s, her work expands into a search for image and issues of distortion and formal presentation, as in "Carambola" (2000) in which pool balls are reflected and distorted on the walls of an aluminum-lined container. Works such as "Quadra" (2003) or "Curva Francesa" (2005) reflect her interest in issues of scale and urban organization. Her research approaches architecture in works such as "Olho d’água" (2007), installation that creates spatial distortions based on the image reflected by the water. Recently, she had solo exhibitions at Galeria 111, Lisbon, Portugal (2018), at Casa Triângulo and at the Museo de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, both in São Paulo (2017).
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Marcia Xavier (1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Lives and Works in São Paulo). Graduated in Visual Communication byFaculdade Armando Álvares Penteado. 

Selected solo exhibitions: O corpo dentro do corpo dentro do corpo, Galeria 111, Lisbon, Portugal (2018); Geologia Doméstica, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); Desillusione Ottica, Palazzo Pamphilj, Rome, Italy (2015); Horizontes Óticos, Galeria del Paseo, Punta del Este, Uruguai e Querida, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2014). 

Selected group exhibitions: Liberdade e Democracia, Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Ação e Reação, Casa do Brasil, Madrid, Spain (2018); São Paulo não é uma cidade, Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); O Útero do Mundo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); O Espírito de Cada Época, curated by Rejane Cintrão, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (2015). 

Awards: II Concurso Itamaraty de Arte Contemporânea, Brasília, Brazil; OCA, edição especial, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo,  Brazil; Clube da fotografia, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil

Public collections: MAR Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Société Générale d’Art Contemporain, Paris, França; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brasil; Museu de Arte Moderna/Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, amongst others.

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