Maria Thereza Alves


Artist from Brazil, living in Berlin, 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 and looks instead at where and how we are now. Alves has recently had a solo exhibit at MUAC in Mexico D.F., and has an upcoming solo exhibition at CAAC in Sevilla, Spain.

Alves has also exhibited in dOCUMENTA (13), Taipei Biennale, Sao Paulo Biennale, Kunsthalle in Basel, San Francisco Art Institute, Manifesta in Trento, Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, Jewish Museum in Berlin, Guangzhou Triennale, Liverpool Biennale and the Prague Biennale. And some years ago, exhibits that she particularly likes: Temistocles 44 in Mexico City, Central Space Gallery in London, La Estacion Gallery in Cuernavaca, Morelos, as well as Kenkeleba House in New York. Alves is co-founder of the Partido Verde (Green Party) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is Representative to South America of the International Indian Treaty Council, was delegate to the United Nations' Human Rights Commission in Geneva in 1979, and a co-organizer of the Eco-Sindical Conference in Sao Paulo in 1991.