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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.

Simão uses a variety of techniques, such as collage, drawing and oil painting, as starting points in order to marry interior and exterior landscapes, she composes visual journeys that sometimes traverse the unknown, the abstract and the nebulous, but also include visions and memories. Simao's work leads us into territories in which we are confronted with that which is ungraspable, with that elusive and unspeakable instant that poets strive so hard to capture with their words.

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 the following group exhibitions: 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
2020

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2018
Our dog-eyes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2016
Miniature, Embassy of Brazil, Rome, Italy 
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
2020

Landscapes of the South, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
2019
Veredas, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
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
Landscapes of the South
Veredas
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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