First retrospective exhibition on famed Brazilian artist opens in Barcelona

Cinthia Marcelle's work will be on display at MACBA museum from July 15 to January 8


Cinthia Marcelle exhibition
Cinthia Marcelle exhibition / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

July 13, 2022 01:06 PM

Curated by Isobel Whitelegg, the A Conjunction of Factors exhibition (dedicated to the work of Brazilian artist, Cinthia Marcelle) will be open to the public on Friday at The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA).

The exhibition, the first of its kind globally, celebrates the distinct aesthetics of Marcelle’s work from 1998 to the present, combining photographs and films with two large-scale installations.

Known for impressive exhibitions in New York and São Paulo, Marcelle brings to Barcelona her “constant concern” for the dynamics of the community, including the debate about hierarchies of labor, class, and race. 

According to MACBA, visitors will be able to discover the "poetic evocative" of the artist's creative proposals. “A suggestive and intense experience, in which individual and collective actions suggest new ways of relating to each other and all together with the world,” they said.

Marcelle’s work is inspired by the chaos and turmoil of everyday life. She creates her own language from everyday objects and materials such as plaster, dust, and bricks, which appear recurrently in her projects. The artist also uses video and photography to document the effects that her interventions have on the usual order of things.

Tickets for A Conjunction of Factors are on sale for 11 euros (admission valid for one month) although the exhibition can be visited for free every Saturday from 4pm to 8pm.

Cinthia Marcelle, an internationally-recognized artist

Cinthia Marcelle (1974)  grew up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and now lives and works in São Paulo.

Over the past decade, Marcelle has gained international recognition for her high-impact film work and powerful large-scale installations.

Marcelle has had solo shows at Modern Art Oxford (2018); Logan Center Exhibitions, Chicago (2017); MoMA PS1, New York (2016); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2013); among others.