Moisés Patrício

1984, São Paulo | SP - Brazil

Moisés Patrício was born in the South Zone of São Paulo. He later moved to the East, close to the city center, where he had many references of economy, culture and history. That was also the place that gave him the opportunity to meet Juan José Balzi and the pleasure of becoming his assistant. Moisés had his first contact with art at the age of 9.

He is a visual artist who works with photography, video, performance, rituals and installations in pieces that deal with elements of Latin, Afro-Brazilian and African culture. Since 2006, Moisés has carried out collective actions in cultural spaces in São Paulo. Graduated from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo, he composes works that deal with sacred elements of the Amerindian and Afro-Brazilian cultures. A significant feature of his work is the allusion to candomblé, for whom the sacred passes through the body and its manual potential.

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Individual Exhibitions:

2020 Exuberância | Moisés Patrício, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Collective Exhibitions:

2019 Against, Again: Art Under Attack In Brazil, Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, New York, United States

2018 Afro-Atlantic Histories, MASP and Tomie Othake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

2017 "OSSO Exhibition - appeal to Rafael Braga's broad right of defense", Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

2017 Are we all black now?, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2017 Metropole: São Paulo experience, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2017 "Purity is a myth: the monochrome in contemporary art", Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil

2016 Dakar Biennial at the Museum of African Arts, Dakar, Senegal

2015 "Do you accept?", SENAC, Lapa Scipião, São Paulo, Brazil

2014 "Papel de Seda" at the New Memory Institute of Research and Memory, IPN Memorial Museum, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

2013-2014 The New Afro-Brazilian Hand, Afro Brazil Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2012 "Aparecida - The Virgin Mother of Brazil", Afro Brazil Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Public Collections:

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Museu Afro (Afro Museum), São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Museu da Abolição (Abolition Museum) , Afro-Brazilian Culture Reference Center, Recife, PE, Brazil




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