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Antonio Obá investigates the relations of influence and contradictions within the cultural construction of Brazil, giving rise to an act of resistance and reflection on the idea of national identity. The artist intends utilizing icons present in Brazilian culture a racial and political identity memory, these iconic historical and sometimes religious ensembles are explored within the sculpture, painting, installations, and performance.

The body of the artist is the current medium of his work, developed between performance and ritualistic moments, questions such as the eroticization of the black male body and the identity construction of the same are central points in the research of Obá. With his experience and contemporary conceptions of faith, his research establishes an interconnection of thoughts that combines our current times with the old times erased by history.

Antônio Obá (Ceilândia, 1983) lives and works in Brasília.
His works has been included in exhibitions such as Pele de Dentro, Mendes Wood DM, New York (2018); Pipa Prize 2017, MAM-Rio, Rio de Janeiro (2017); entre, Casa da américa Latina, Brasília (2016); My body is a cage, Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro (2016); ONDEANDAAONDA, Museu Nacional da República, Brasília (2015); OCUPAÇÃO, Elefante Centro Cultural, Brasília (2014); Impermanências, Galeria de Arte Dulcina de Moraes, Brasília (2008); Sob o signo de um novo olhar, Centro cultural do SESI, Brasília (2003).

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Education
Visual Arts, FADM – Faculdade de Artes Dulcina de Moraes

Solo Shows
2018

Pele de Dentro, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
2017
Antonio Obá, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2016
Carnagem, Galeria Arte XXX, Brasília, Brazil
(In)corporações, Galeria Candido Portinari, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Group Shows
2018

Histórias Afro-Atlânticas, MASP / Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Arte Democracia Utopia - quem não luta tá morto, MAR, Rio de janeiro, Brazil
2017
Pipa Prize 2017, MAM-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016
Não existo sem meu corpo, R3 Gabinete de Arte, Goiás, Brazil
My body is a cage, Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ONDEANDAAONDA, Museu Nacional, Brasília, Brazil
ONÀ – CICLO X, deCurators Galeria de Arte, Brasília, Brazil
ENTRE, Casa da América Latina, Brasília, Brazil
Transitório/permanente II, Elefante Centro cultural, Brasília, Brazil
2015
ONDEANDAAONDA, Museu Nacional, Brasília, Brazil
2014
OCUPAÇÃO, Elefante Centro Cultural, Brasília, Brazil
2013
Verônica, Elefante Centro Cultural, Brasília, Brazil
Imagem, Palavra, Vertigem, Galeria da UnB, Brasília, Brazil
Kohëdhekujtesë – gravura bashkëkohore braziliane, Muzeu historik Kombëtar, Tirana, Albania
BrasilArgentinaGráfica, Espaço Cultural Renato Russo, Brasília, Brazil
2012
É perdendo o medo de errar que matamos o monstro do meio-dia, Brasília Contemporânea, Brasília, Brazil
2010
Impermanências, Galeria de Arte Dulcina de Moraes, Brasília, Brazil
2009
Trans... Aparência, Galeria de Artes Dulcina de Moraes, Brasília, Brazil
2008
I Mostra Dulcina de Artes Visuais – Poéticas Contemporâneas, Galeria de arte Dulcina de Moraes, Brasília, Brazil
2004
Cultura Afro em Alta, Embassy of Mozambique, Brasília, Brazil
2003
Arte Social, Galeria Yara Amaral, Centro cultural do SESI, Brasília, Brazil
2002
Sob o signo de um novo olhar, Galeria Yara Amaral, Centro cultural do SESI, Brasília, Brazil
2001
Ponto de vista, Galeria Yara Amaral, Centro cultural do SESI, Brasília, Brazil

Exhibitions
Antonio Obá Pele de Dentro
Antonio Obá Antônio Obá
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