5:00–6:00 pm ET
In the Studio: Paulo Nazareth
Americas Society hosts the Brazilian artist on Instagram Live to discuss his work and artistic practice.
Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth will discuss his work and artistic practice with Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director and Chief Curator of Art at Americas Society. This program will be held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth.
Join us live on Instagram from your cell phone, or watch on YouTube after, for a series of remote visits to artists' studios to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Check out the series playlist.
About the artist
Born in the city of Borun Nak [Vale do Rio Doce] Minas Gerais, Paulo Nazareth, who lives as a global nomad, produces work that is often the result of precise and simple gestures, which bring about broader ramifications, raising awareness to press issues of immigration, racialization, globalization colonialism, and its effects in the production and consumption of art in his native Brazil and the Global South. While his work may manifest in video, photography, and found objects, his strongest medium may be cultivating relationships with people he encounters on the road — particularly those who must remain invisible due to their legal status or those who are repressed by governmental authorities. In certain aspects, Nazareth deliberately embodies the romantic ideal of the wandering artist in search of himself and universal truths, to unveil stereotyped assumptions about national identity, cultural history, and human value.
His most recent exhibitions include STROKE, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2022); VUADORA, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil (2022); Paulo Nazareth, ICA Miami, Miami, USA (2019); Faca Cega, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2018); Journal, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2014), Premium Bananas, MASP, São Paulo, Brazil (2013). Recent group exhibitions include BRASIL FUTURO: AS FORMAS DA DEMOCRACIA, Museu Nacional da República, Brasilia, Brazil (2023); Histórias Brasileiras, MASP, São Paulo, Brazil (2022); Afro-Atlantic Histories, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA (2022); 34ª Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2021); Beyond the Black Atlantic, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (2020); 22nd Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia (2020); EXTREME. NOMADS, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2018); The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect.4 Triennial, New Orleans, USA (2017); Soft Power Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands (2016); Much wider than a line, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA (2016); New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA (2016); Indigenous Voices, Latin American Pavilion 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2015).
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Check out the current exhibition: Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth.
- Check out the current iteration of our Flag Series: Raul Mourão
- Read about the previous exhibition Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime
- Read the exhibition catalogue for This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975.
- Watch videos of recent events:
- Elena Damiani's Zenith
- Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime
- Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico
- Young Filmmakers in New York: Collective Visions Screening
- This Must Be The Place: An Oral History Book Launch
- This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975
- Terence Gower: The Good Neighbor
In the Studio series
The presentation of Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Additional support comes from the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, the Garcia Family Foundation, and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.
In-kind support is provided by Ternium Brazil. With thanks to Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires for their help on this project.
Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle contributors: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Almeida & Dale Galeria de Arte, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Vivian Pfeiffer, Phillips, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Erica Roberts, Sharon Schultz, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, and Edward J. Sullivan.