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Rosana Paulino

São Paulo, Brazil, 1967. The artist lives and works in São Paulo.

PhD in Visual Arts from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São
Paulo – ECA/USP, is a specialist in engraving at the London Print Studio, in London and
Bachelor in Engraving from ECA/USP. He received a scholarship from the Ford Foundation Scholarship Program in
years from 2006 to 2008 and CAPES from 2008 to 2011. In 2014 she was awarded the scholarship to
residence at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy.

As an artist, he has stood out for his production linked to social, ethnic and cultural issues.
gender. Her work focuses mainly on the position of black women in society.
Brazilian population and the different types of violence suffered by this population resulting from racism
and the marks left by slavery.

He has works in important museums such as MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São
Paul; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; MASP – São Paulo Assis Art Museum
Chateaubriand; Malba – Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires; UNM –
University of New Mexico Art Museum, New Mexico, USA and Afro-Brazil Museum, São Paulo.

He has actively participated in several exhibitions, both in Brazil and abroad, from
which stand out as individual Nascituras, Mendes Wood DM, Brazil (2023); The Liability of Threads, Kunstverein Braunschweig
Braunschweig, Germany (2022); The Time of Things, Mendes Wood DM Brussels,
Belgium (2022); Tropical Paradise, The Frank Museum of Art, Otterbein University, Ohio,
United States (2019); Rosana Paulino: The Sewing of Memory, Pinacoteca do Estado de
São Paulo, Brazil (2018); Red Atlantic, Monument to the Discoveries, EGEAC, Lisbon,
Portugal (2017); Black Women – Obscure Beauté du Brésil, Espace Cultural Fort Grifoon
to Besançon, France (2014); Settlement, Americana Museum of Contemporary Art,
São Paulo (2013); Tecido Social, Galeria Virgílio, São Paulo (2010) and Rosana Paulino: Work
Graphic, Nello Nuno Gallery, Ouro Preto Art Foundation (2007).

Also noteworthy are the participations in the group exhibitions 35th São Paulo Biennial – Choreography of the impossible, São Paulo (2023); Dos Brasis: Art and black thought, Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo (2023); Expression(s) décoloniale(s), Châteaus des ducs de Bretagne, Nantes (2023); An Ocean to wash your hands, Sesc Quitandinha Cultural Center, Petrópolis (2023); “Quilombo: life, problems and aspirations of black people”, Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil (2022); Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil, Visual Arts Center Austin, United States (2022); CCSP 2022 Exhibition, CCSP – Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2022); A Color Defect, Rio Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro (2022); A Natural Turn, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (2022); Empowerment, Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany (2022); Brazilian Stories, São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum, São Paulo (2022); Desvairar, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo (2022); 59th International Bienalle di Venezia – The Milk of Dreams, Venice (2022); Afro-Atlantic Histories, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (2022); For a long time I believed I dreamed that I was free, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2022); Brazilianity: Postmodernism, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2022); Espaços do Still, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro (2022); Global Positioning, Public Art Foundation, New York, Chicago, Boston (2022); 22nd Sydney Biennial, Sydney (2020); Carolina Maria de Jesus: a Brazil for Brazilians, Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo (2021); 21st Sesc VideoBrazil Biennial, Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo (2019); Slavery in the Hands of Harvard, Harvard University, Massachusetts (2019), Histórias Afro-Atlânticas, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2018); TERRITORIES: Artists of African descent in the Pinacoteca Collection, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, SP (2015); Roots and More: The Journey of the Spirits, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dau, Netherlands (2009); Africas-Americas: Encuentros Convergentes: Ancestralidad y Contemporaneidad, Valencia Biennial, Valencia, Spain (2007); , Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (2007).

Image credits: Rodrigo Ladeira


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