Antonio Obá

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Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm

Rua da Consolação 3358, Jardins, 01416-000, São Paulo, Brazil
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm


Antonio Obá

São Paulo

Antonio Obá
to Sat 18 May 2019
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm

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 to utilize 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.

Antonio Oba

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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