Maria Thereza Alves

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

Extractive Zones. (G) Curated by Museum der Kulturen Basel; co-curated by Liliana Gómez. Museum der Kulturen Basel, Switzerland 2021.

Dates: July 2 – October 17, 2021
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Metamorphosis. (G) Curated by Giovanni Berera, Paolo Bolpagni and Sonia D’Alto. Villa Olmo, Como, Italy 2021.

Dates: April 27 – July 18, 2021
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museo de la democracia. (G) Curated by Daniela Labra, Teobaldo Lagos, Marcela Moraga, Valeria Fahrenkrog and Paz Ponce. ngbk – Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin 2021.

Dates: April 17 – June 13, 2021
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Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections. (G) Curated by David Ayala-Alfonso. 2020-2021.

The exhibition tours - after its first venue at Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad) in 2020 - to Telfair Museums, Jepson Center, Savannah, GA, USA from June 18, 2021 - August 29, 2021 and to The College of Wooster Art Museum Wooster, OH, USA from October 12, 2021 - December 12, 2021.
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Recent or Upcoming Publications (Monograph, Texts or Interviews by Alves)

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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Son del Pueblo, published in: Versopolis/Review, November 16, 2020.

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Thieves and Murderers in Naples: A Brief History on Families, Colonization, Immense Wealth, Land Theft, Art and the Valle de Xico Community Museum in Mexico, No Man's Land Collection, edited by Di Paolo Edizioni, Spoltore, Italia 2020.

"This book is dedicated to the people of Xico in the State of Mexico and to the Valle de Xico Community Museum."
For joining the artists' call also see the project Son del Pueblo / Of the People

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Book Review: Maria Thereza Alves, "Recipes for Survival", Text by Nicola Gray, in: Third Text, Online Book Reviews, August 2020.

'Sou Bugre, Bugre Pura.' 'I am Bugre, Pure Bugre.', Maria said, published in: Nirin Ngaay. Source book with texts edited for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, 2020.

'When they come flee', said my grandmother to my mother. And years later, my mother would say to me, `When they come flee.', published in: Nirin. Catalogue of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, 2020.

The Freedom to Develop What Is Necessary: Maria Thereza Alves Interviewed by Richard William Hill, published in: Bomb Magazine, March 16, 2020.

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