Inspired by a sense of simplicity and the desire to collaborate with Rio’s cultural landscape, Barracão Maravilha is a revered independent studio and gallery space where horizons meet and pivotal moments are shared between artists and the public.
This residency is aimed to autonomous professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and challenge their practice on an international level. Individuals who wish to immerse themselves in the fabric of the city, produce and present new work. The program offers a professional mentor active in the contemporary art scene such as a renowned artist or curator. The mentor will follow the artist-in-residence’s progress with a view to help them realize a public presentation of the work carried out during the residency, which can be in the format of a text, exhibition, talk or workshop.
In 2011 Barracão Maravilha’s studio expanded over the entire building and began to invite other artists to work in the space, professionals specialized in the production of visual arts. The organization also has an extensive portfolio of large cultural projects management for public and private clients such as the Museum of Modern Art in Rio, the World Wildlife Fund, OESTUDIO, Fundação Cultural Palmares and Western Cape Government.