Marcelo Cidade

Born in São Paulo, 1979

Marcelo Cidade currently lives and works in São Paulo .
Through an often subversive and informal practice, Cidade questions the ideals of modernist architecture, appropriates urban spaces, and, by means of various aesthetic operations, invents new idioms, constructing fresh and surprising spaces. Comparing established social relations and values, Cidade produces an “aesthetics of resistance,” creating works that express complex social conflicts and bring signs and situations from the street into spaces given over to art. One of his particular interests is the public space generated in urban areas and the technological flux of our surveillance society.

Do Valongo à Favela: Imaginário e Periferia
Do Valongo à Favela: Imaginário e Periferia portraits Rio de Janeiro’s port zone with a particular...
27 May 2014 - 10 Mar 2015
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
São Paulo
Quarta-feira de Cinzas
Curated by Luisa Duarta, Quarta-feira de Cinzas [Ash Wednesday] is the third exhibition of the program...
09 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
EAV Parque Lage
Rio de Janeiro
Trust in Fiction
Trust in Fiction brings together fictional artists whose thoroughly real works, coming from a range of...
21 Feb 2016 - 15 May 2016
CRAC Alsace
In Between
In which way 60 years ago subversions encounter reverberations in today’s artists? What is the contemporary...
31 Aug 2016 - 02 Oct 2016
São Paulo
Deus está solto!
Galeria Jaqueline Martins presents “Deus está solto! [God is on the loose!]”, a group exhibition...
04 Feb 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
Galeria Jaqueline Martins
São Paulo
Avenida Paulista
MASP presents the exhibition “Avenida Paulista”, dealing with the representation of the street...
17 Feb 2017 - 28 May 2017
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP
São Paulo
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