21-05 a 24-06-2023
curated by Inês Valle
We are pleased to announce Marcela Cantuária: Bestiário, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Portugal, featuring recently produced artworks. The exhibition Bestiário, curated by our artistic director Inês Valle, will be on view at our gallery until 24 June 2023.
Her painting is characterised by vibrant colours and bold brushstrokes, interweaving historical images of the political world with representations of contemporary visual culture. Her work unveils alternative narratives to those of a society structured on machismo and misogyny, by proposing the construction of alternative vocabularies that reflect her extensive research into women’s struggles around the world. In the search for freedom, her work seeks to question women’s place in society, the class struggle, the division of power, gender stereotypes and disputes over political meanings. Her work is represented in several art collections, including Pérez Art Museum Miami (USA), Museu de Arte de São Paulo (BR), Assis Chateaubriand MAC-PE (BR), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (BR), Museu da Maré, RJ (BR). A collaboration with A Gentil Carioca (BR).