This course on artist Paulo Nazareth focuses on various historical events in Latin American history. Recommended for lessons on Latin American History.
An artist who works across mediums, Paulo Nazareth (b. 1977, Governador Valadares, Brazil) uses performance and sculpture—monumental and ephemeral—to critique the colonial experience in Brazil and the Americas. His durational performances and installations draw from his joint African and Indigenous heritage to highlight marginalized historical legacies, non-Western cosmovisions, and potential methods of nonexploitative living and relating.
Paulo Nazareth is one of Brazil’s most compelling emerging artists. He lives in Belo Horizonte and works throughout the world. Nazareth has had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; and Tanzhaus NRW, Dusseldorf. He has participated in group exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Musée d’art Contemporain de Lyon; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; and the New Museum, New York. He has participated in numerous important international exhibitions, including Prospect New Orleans, the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, and the Venice Biennale.