Maria Thereza Alves

Recipes for Survival
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Awards and Launches

Website Launch for the Project: Decolonizing Brazil / Descolonizando o Brasil. will be launched at September 18, 2018.
further information about the project Descolonizando o Brasil at SESC Sorocaba

DECOLONIZING BRAZIL / DESCOLONIZANDO O BRASIL is a project and website by Maria Thereza Alves in collaboration with Cagüücü Tikuna (Lucas Quirino), Kaly Tariano (Agostinho Brazão Barbosa), Kuhupi Waura, Ñorõ Tuyuka (Reginaldo Ramos), Omawalieni Baniwa (Eliane C. Guilherme), Potira Kambeba (Rosangela B. Braga), Rayana Atikum (Rayana S. Freire), Selia Tukano (Selia Massa Alves) and Sunia Yebámashã (Jonas Prado Barbosa)

Shows (S for solo show, G for group show)

Toronto Biennial of Art. (G) Curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien. Toronto, Canada 2019

Dates: September 21–December 1, 2019
further information on Toronto Biennial website

Garten der irdischen Freuden – Garden of Earthly Delights. (G) Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal with Clara Meister. Martin Gropius Bau Berlin 2019

Dates: July 26 – December 1, 2019
Opening: July 25, 2019
more information on Museums website

Fragile Earth: Seeds, Weeds, Plastic Crust. (G) MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK 2019

Dates: June 29 – September 29, 2019
Opening: June 28, 2019
further information about the exhibition on MIMA website

Deep Sounding – History As Multiple Narratives. (G) Curated by Anna Catharina Gebbers and Melanie Roumiguière. DAAD Galerie, Berlin 2019

Dates: June 20 – August 11, 2019
Opening: June 19, 2019, 7–9 pm
further information on DAAD website

Seeds of Change: A Garden of Ballast Flora (Leuven). (S) Curated by Pieter-Paul Mortier and Karen Vershooren. Spanish Quarter - Groot Begijnhof, Leuven 2019

A Garden of Ballast Flora (Leuven) is shown and made for Parallel Crossings (Artefact Festival), Stuk Leuven (House for Dance, Image and Sound), Belgium.

Dates: May 24 – October 12, 2019 (Permanently accessible)
Address: Spanish Quarter - Groot Begijnhof, Leuven
more information in Museum website

Undefined Territories. Perspectives on Colonial Legacies. (G) Curated by Hiuwai Chu. MACBA, Barcelona, Spain 2019

Dates: May 17 – October 20 2019
further information on Museums website

Recent or Upcoming Publications (Monographs or Texts by Alves)

Recipes for Survival. Solo publication. With a foreword by Michael Taussig. Texas of University Press, Austin 2018

After 35 years the unpublished book "Recipes for Survival" will be released in November 2018.
further information on Texas of University Press website
further information on the work "Recipes for Survival"

Decolonizing Brazil. The text is an extended version of the preface for the publication: Descolonizando o Brasil. published in: Nero Editions (Online Magazine Rome), December 2018

Read text at Nero Editions Website

text (PDF English)

How Can You Propose That You Are The Future? An Interview by Nick Herman with Maria Thereza Alves. Published in: diSONARE 07, Mexico City, December 2018