Santídio Pereira

1996, Curral Comprido | PI - Brazil

Santídio Pereira was born on October 23, 1996 in Curral Comprido, a town near the city of Isaísas Coelho in the State of Piauí. As a little boy his mother moved to the city of São Paulo leaving him the memories of his early childhood by the side of his his great-grandfather. At the age of eight Santídio moved to the city of São Paulo, thus resuming maternal contact. Both started living in the vicinity of CEAGESP, the largest public market in Latin America, where Santidio would later dedicate himself to professional activities. The he was about 8 years old he started attending the Instituto Acaia, a non-profit social organization that welcomes  children adolescents and their families and offers them socio-educational activities. At Ateliê Acaia Santidio carried out various artistic activities, such as carpentry, ceramics, animation, painting classes, until he stood out in the drawing and woodcut workshops under the guidance of the woodcutter Fabrício Lopez. Santídio has always been hard worker but it  was due to his interest in studies that he stood out, using his time to develop his intellectual so as to transmit more and more knowledge to his works.

The most striking feature of his work is found in the use of several matrixes for the composition of a unique piece, thus subverting the characteristic of reproducibility existing in the language of printmaking. Thick layers of paint grouped by overlapping prints reveal landscapes, people, animals and affective memories of a time that the artist insists on not erasing. Interested in expanding his knowledge of the art universe, he began to attend free art history classes given by the art critic and curator Rodrigo Naves, who was enchanted by the young engraver's work and curated his first solo exhibition at Galeria Estação in 2016.


Individual Exhibitions:

2020 Santídio Pereira Viewing Room, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil       

2018  A look of memory – Santídio Pereira, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2016  Santídio Pereira: Colors in black and white, Galeria Estação , São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Collective Exhibitions:

2020  Pretatitude, Insurgencies, Emergencies and Affirmations in Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Art, Sesc São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil

2019  Between two skies,b[x] Gallery, NewYork, NY, The U.S

2019  Printing: Body e Landscape, Sesc Guarulhos, Guarulhos, SP, Brazil     

2019  36th Panorama of Brazilian Art: sertão, MAM, São Paulo, SP, Brazil 

2019 - 2020  Nous les Arbres, Foundation Cartier pour l’art ccontemporian, Paris, France 

2019 - 2020 Pretatitude, Insurgencies, Emergencies and Affirmations in Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Art, Sesc Santos, SP, Brazil

2019 - 2020  Printing: Body e Landscape, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo, SP, Brazil  

2018  New Wood, Sesc Santo Amaro, São Paulo, SP, Brazil  

2018  Exhibition Program Show  | Black on white, overlapping and nuances, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, SP – Brazil          

2018  Pinta Miami Art Fair, Wynwood, Miami, Florida, The U.S.A    

2018  5th International Print Biennial Livio Abramo, Araraquara, SP, Brazil  

2018  New Wood, Sesc Santo Amaro, São Paulo, SP, Brazil      


Public Collection:

Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo,SP, Brazil


Selected Publications:

2019 "Trees" Fondation Cartier pour l'art Comtemporain, EBS, Verona, Italy

2018 Book "Brazilian Popular Art: contemporary looks", WMF Martins Fontes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2018 Catalog of the exhibition "Santídio Pereira- A look from memory", Lis Gráfica, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2016 Catalog of the exhibition "Santídio", Lis Gráfica, São Paulo, SP, Brazil




SP Arte 2017

05.04.2017 - 09.04.2017
new york

Santídio Pereira: Between two skies

08.03.2019 - 19.04.2019
são paulo

New Wood

10.11.2018 - 17.02.2019

11.04.2018 - 15.04.2018

Art Week 2017

17.08.2017 - 20.08.2017
são paulo

SP-Arte Viewing room

21.08.2020 - 30.08.2020
são paulo

Santídio Pereira

22.07.2020 - 31.08.2020
são paulo

Santídio Pereira | A Look of Memory

23.08.2018 - 22.09.2018
rio de janeiro

ArtRio 2016

29.09.2016 - 02.10.2016
são paulo

Santídio Pereira - Colors in black and white

30.08.2016 - 24.09.2016


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