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Paulo Nazareth

Brazilian, b. 1977

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Paulo Nazareth

Brazilian, b. 1977

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Based in a favela near Belo Horizonte, Paulo Nazareth engages with the complicated present and past of his native Brazil. “My work is about that mix and meeting of many people in Brazil. Religion is mixed, race is mixed, and even philosophy is mixed,” Nazareth has said. “I think it's about the desire of that mixed cultural memory. We Brazilians don’t know where we’re from.” Nazareth, who is of African and indigenous descent, often includes autobiographical elements in his work, drawing on his personal experiences in various parts of Africa and South America. In notebooks, photographs, videos, and objects, Nazareth recounts and illustrates his stories, revealing and dispelling misperceptions and creating counter narratives to commonly held fallacies about these regions.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
ICA London, and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Based in a favela near Belo Horizonte, Paulo Nazareth engages with the complicated present and past of his native Brazil. “My work is about that mix and meeting of many people in Brazil. Religion is mixed, race is mixed, and even philosophy is mixed,” Nazareth has said. “I think it's about the desire of that mixed cultural memory. We Brazilians don’t know where we’re from.” Nazareth, who is of African and indigenous descent, often includes autobiographical elements in his work, drawing on his personal experiences in various parts of Africa and South America. In notebooks, photographs, videos, and objects, Nazareth recounts and illustrates his stories, revealing and dispelling misperceptions and creating counter narratives to commonly held fallacies about these regions.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
ICA London, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Articles Featuring Paulo Nazareth
In Conversation with Matthew Wood of São Paulo’s Ultra-Chic Mendes Wood DM Gallery
Mar 28th, 2014
In Conversation with Matthew Wood of São Paulo’s Ultra-Chic Mendes Wood DM Gallery
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