WORKS

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Marcela Florido investigates the stereotypes of her culture, fusing them with notions of identity and memory. Her canvases are mostly occupied by a young and charming female portrait, marked by vivid colours wich convey a feeling of joy and happiness. Her birthplace, Brazil, is suggested by the tones, but also by the flowers and landscapes on the background. Nevertheless, looking deeper into her works, this reference can be seen as a critic of the cliché of Brazilian culture and how the rest of the world consider it.

Marcela Florido lives and works in Brooklyn.

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1988. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
EDUCATION
2015 MFA Yale School of Art, Painting Department. New Haven, USA.
2013 BFA Slade School of Art, London, UK
2009 Foundation in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2005 Professional Degree in Classical Ballet, Ballet Dalal Aschar, Rio de Janeiro, BR
RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
2020
Marcela Florido, (Solo) Ross+Kramer Gallery, NY
Building Narratives, Monti 8, Latina, Italy
Traveling Bodies, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2019
Born With a Heart, (Solo) Y2K, New York, NY
Costilla de Adan, (two person) Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York, NY
SNOW DAY, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Visitas ao Acervo, Galeria Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
2018
NADA Miami Beach, Stems Gallery, Miami, FL
Shapes and Figures, The Yard & Alpha’a, New York,
NY
Laços, (solo) Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ArtRio, Galeria Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil

GRANTS & PRIZES
2015 Viridian Prize, Lauren Hinkson – Guggenheim Museum, Viridian Gallery, New
York, NY
2011 Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Gallery, London, UK
ARTIST RESIDENCY
2018 Tilleard Projects, Lamu, Kenya
2017 Vermont Studio Center
MassMoCA
2014 March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
2003 Briansky Ballet Saratoga Spring Course, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs,
NY

PROJECTS WITH US

Primavera

May – June 2021

Solo Show

Building Narratives

October – November 2020

Group show

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