Maria Thereza Alves

1960 · Brazil

Artist biography

Maria Thereza Alves is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Brazil. Maria Thereza Alves was born in 1960. Artists Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes are of the same generation and same country as Maria Thereza Alves.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Maria Thereza Alves' work, which are Galerie Michel Rein in Belgium and Galerie Michel Rein | Paris in France. Maria Thereza Alves most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Michel Rein | Paris in France with the exhibition The Flood. The exhibition was open from 23 November 2017 until 23 December 2017. Maria Thereza Alves' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Maria Thereza Alves: Time, Trade and Surplus Value (04 July 2018 - 07 September 2018) at Alfonso Artiaco in Naples and Deep Sounding - History As Multiple Narratives (19 June 2019 - 10 August 2019) at daadgalerie in Berlin.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Thereza Alves

Maria Thereza Alves was born in 1960 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Maria Thereza Alves

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