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

Glasstress 2022 - State of Mind. (G) Curated by Adriano Berengo & & Koen Vanmechelen. Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Murano, Italy 2022.

Dates: June 2 – November 27, 2022
Opening events: June 2nd & June 3rd, 2022
Cocktail Reception: June 3rd, 6pm (Murano)
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Cor, Calor, Valor. (G) Curated by Camilla Rocha Campos. 11 Mostras 3M de Arte, Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2022.

Dates: June 25 – July 24, 2022
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documenta fifteen. (G) Artistic directors: ruangrupa. Kassel, Germany 2022.

Dates: June 18 – September 25, 2022
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Mold Fresco: An archive of breathing. (G) Curated by Agostino Riitano with Vincenzo de Bellis. Sprigionarti, Palazzo d’Avalos, Procida, Napoli 2022.

Dates: May 27 – December 31, 2022
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Zerynthia. Metamorphosis. (G) Curated by Louise Déry, Anne Philippon, Mario Pieroni / Dora Stiefelmeier, Claudio Libero Pisano. Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada 2022.

Dates: May 20 – June 23, 2022
Opening: May 19, 2022, 5.30 pm
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How Will You Ascertain Time? (G) Curated by Hajra Haider Karrar. Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany 2022.

Dates: April 30 – May 27, 2022
Opening: April 29, 2022, 7 pm
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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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