Antonio Obá, Atos da Transfiguração, 2016. Performance. Courtesy Mendes Wood DM.


Antonio Obá (Brazil) has practice that emerges from the field of art historiography. His work encourages an investigation of the relationships of influence and interchange in the construction of Brazilian culture and the erasing of the black element in the history of Brazilian art that, nonetheless, gives room to an act of resistance and reflection on the idea of a national identity.

During his residency Antonio will be undertaking research and developing a new performance work.

Solo exhibitions include: entre, Casa da América Latina, Brasília (2016); My body is a cage, Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro (2016); ONDEANDAAONDA, Museu Nacional da República, Brasília (2015); OCUPAÇÃO, Elefante Centro Cultural, Brasília (2014); Impermanências, Galeria de Arte Dulcina de Moraes, Brasília (2008); Sob o signo de um novo olhar, Centro Cultural do SESI, Brasília (2003).

Antonio lives and works in Brasília.

With support from

Mendes Wood DM


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