The group show Apodi 69 came from the desire of a group of artists to do an exhibition together for the first time. Between 2003 and 2008, Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974, Belo Horizonte), Lais Myrrha (b. 1974, Belo Horizonte), Marilá Dardot (b. 1973, Belo Horizonte), Matheus Rocha Pitta (b. 1980, Tiradentes) and Sara Ramo (b. 1975, Madrid) shared a house using it as studio, home and meeting point in Apodi street, number 69, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Selected for the first edition of the Museu de Arte da Pampulha grant, these artists shared intense moments of creation, dialogue and exchange, which even resulted in collaboration works. It was an important time in their practice, the time they began to devote exclusively to art and when their individual trajectories began to develop.
Despite the fact that they never were a collective, these artists have always been major contributors, which enriched the individual production of each one of them. The artists themselves curated the show, keeping in mind works that they’ve always wanted to see side by side and in dialogue. They present individual works, new and previously shown, and also works in collaboration, plus a documentary section with posters, photos and text.