Maria Thereza Alves - 'urgent and not so urgent possibilities'
School of Fine Art in collaboration with Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Supported by Goethe Institute, Glasgow

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


23 Apr 2010
11:00 - 13:00



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Lecture Presentation

Maria Thereza Alves - 'urgent and not so urgent possibilities'

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Maria Thereza Alves
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Maria Thereza Alves (1960), a Brazilian artist living in Europe, researches social and cultural phenomena working particularly with situations which question social circumstances about what we think we know and who we think we are instead at where and how we actually are at this time.  Alves has a B.F.A. from the Cooper Union, School of Arts in New York, and is co-founder of the Partido Verde do Brasil (the Green Party).

Maria Thereza Alves has recently exhibited in the Lyon Biennale, Guangzhou Triennale, Manifesta in Trento, the Prague Biennale and the Berlin Film Festival.  Other selected exhibits include: Michel Rein Galerie in Paris, RAM in Rome, Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, Fondazione Sandretto in Torino, Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, Kunsthalle in Basel, San Francisco Art Institute, Ursula Walbröl Gallery in Düsseldorf, PAC in Milano, NBK in Berlin, Musée Portuaire in Dunkirk, Liverpool Biennale,  Palais Tokio in Paris, Culturegest in Lisbon, Werkleitz Biennale, Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Boxx in Brussels, Beursschouwburg in Brussels, Central Space Gallery in London, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Temistocles 44 in Mexico City, Casa del Lago in Mexico City, La Estacion Gallery in Cuernavaca, Bienal de Habana, and Kenkeleba House in New York.

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.