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About

Marina Simão’s working process is based fundamentally on the accumulation and juxtaposition of memories and images. By combining personal experiences and multiple references stemming from fields such as philosophy, literature and journalism, the artist collects certain narratives in order to edit them through pictorial means that do not belong to any predefined language: rather, they develop within an organic practice, which combines thematic density and a delicate treatment.

The artist takes techniques from different media, such as painting, collage and drawing, as starting points in order to relate indoor and outdoor landscapes, composing visual journeys that sometimes go through the unknown, the abstract, the nebulous, other times through clearings, visions and reappearances. While her works explore the complexity of signs, the gaze and imagination, they do not place themselves in a single, determined mode of interpretation. Rather, they follow nonlinear fluxes, opening themselves up to a constant transformation of impressions. In the territories to which they lead us, we always have to deal with the unapprehendable, with the unspeakable instant.

Marina Perez Simão (1981,Vitória) lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Her selected solo exhibitions include 12ª Exposicão de Verão, Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro (2015); Chambres à Part, Edition VIII, La Réserve Paris, Paris (2013); Father, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2010); Promenade Project, Galleria delle Colonne, Parma (2010).
Additionally, her work has been included in institutional group exhibitions as Holzweg, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2012); If it’s dream make it real, if it’s real make it dream, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2010); Black Birds, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne (2009).

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Education
MFA, École Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle, Paris, France
BFA, École Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (ENSBA), Paris, France

Solo Shows
2018

Our dog-eyes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2016
Miniature, Embassy of Brazil, Rome
2015
travel journal of uncataloged landscapes. location/date 3006AHK/ 200 years before 200 years later, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2012
Holzweg, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2010
If it’s dream make it real, if it’s real make it dream, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2009
Black birds, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France
Drawings, Jozsa Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Group Shows
2013

Chambres à Part, Edition VIII, La Réserve Paris, Paris, France
2011–2012
23°33’42′′_46°40’09′′, Galerie TORRI, Paris, France
2010
Father, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Promenade Project, Galleria delle Colonne, Parma, Italy
2009
Fragile, Palazzo Dei Falconieri, Rome, Italy
Fragile, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
Fragile, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France
2008
Drawings, New Moment Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Offerings, Mendes Wood DM Projects, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Meditations, Biennial of Ponzan, Poznan, Poland
Micronarratives: Tentations des Petites Realites, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France
2007
Micronarratives: Tentations des petites realites, Museum of History Yugoslava, Belgrade, Serbia
2006
Artskool Gozsouth, Crystal Palace Gallery, Museu da Cidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Artskool Gozsouth, Galerie Artcore, Paris, France

Awards
1er Prix des Partenaires du Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, France

Exhibitions
Marina Perez Simão Our dog-eyes
Marina Perez Simão travel journal of uncataloged landscapes. location/date: 3006AHK/200 years before 200 years later
Marina Perez Simão Holzweg
Father
Marina Perez Simão If it’s dream make it real. If it’s real make it dream
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