Maria Thereza Alves

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Maria Thereza Alves: When Forests Speak. Episode 3 of BALTIC Podcast.

BALTIC Podcast series Climate Frequencies listens to the climate emergency and its reverberations through the ears of artists, thinkers and activists.

Climate Frequencies is a podcast available to listen online here


Witnesses, a mural proposal for the Tevere River in Rome, by Maria Thereza Alves was chosen by Associazione Tevereterno Onlus and Fondazione Quadriennale to replace William Kentridge’s mural on the same spot.

Xico Community Museum celebrates 25 Years of Resistance. 25 Años de Construcción y Resistencia.

The Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico is celebrating its 25 years anniversary with a new Website and Book.
More information on the website

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

Rethinking Nature. (G) Curated by Kathryn Weir with associate curator Ilaria Conti. Madre Museum, Naples 2021/2022.

Dates: December 17, 2021 – May 2, 2022
Opening: December 16, 2021
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Inaugural events on December 17, 2021:
11am: artist’s talks with Maria Thereza Alves, Adriana Bustos, Elena Mazzi, Marzia Migliora, Niccolò Moronato, Ivano Troisi.
5:30pm: curators’ tour of the exhibition

15th Cuenca Biennial. Curated by Katya Cazar & Blanca de la Torre. Cuenca, Ecuador 2021/2022.

Dates: December 10, 2021 – February 28, 2022
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De Botanische Revolutie / The Botanical Revolution. (G) Curated by Heske ten Cate, Eva Burgering and Laurie Cluitmans. Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands 2021/2022.

Dates: September 11, 2021 – May 1, 2022
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Recent or Upcoming Publications (Monograph, Texts or Interviews by Alves)

We are still here / Nous sommes toujours là. A Text by Genaro Amaro Altamirano and Maria Thereza Alves. Text published in: Palm. Jeu de Paume Magazine, December 2021

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The Graniceros. A Poem by Genaro Amaro Altamirano and Maria Thereza Alves, May 2020. Poem published in: Palm. Jeu de Paume Magazine, December 2021

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Fires Dance with the Tides of Time, An exploration into the traditional fire practices and contemporary complexities in specific cultural and historical contexts across the Atlantic, published in: Arts Cabinet, London 2021.

Texts by Abigail Croker & Kapil Yadav | Maria Thereza Alves & Elisa Strinna.
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Emigration: Improvising Amongst Unforeen Rocks, published in: Voice Over - Magazine for Alternative Discourse. No. 3: Borders. December 2020, p. 18-30.

Voice Over, an online magazine created by international artist David Liver with the support of the Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe, invites thinkers from the international sphere to address questions such as “How do we address intercultural, interclass, or inter-racial issues for raising criticism, exercising resistance, and experimenting with alternative discourses?”.
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