NÓS | 2016-17

Caixa Cultural, Brasília, Brazil

Curator: Fernanda Pequeno



1. Embroidering in silence | 2009-16

To make my own what I received as an inheritance—a linen tablecloth set from my parents’ wedding trousseau—, I began to cover its printwork in free embroidery that I created along with relatives and friends who contributed to the making of this work.

  • printed linen tablecloth set, free embroidery on cotton
  • variable dimensions
  • OTHER EXHIBITIONS: “Nós,” Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / “Poética têxtil,” Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil

2. Good boys go to heaven, bad boys go everywhere | 2005-16

This work evokes how hard it is for us to respect difference, even when we are experiencing the direst of moments. The magazine collection at the source of this work belonged to a friend who—in certainty of his impending, premature death—was apprehensive enough about it to ask me to remove it from his home so that his parents would not find it. He then suggested I keep it in the event that I might someday use it in my work.

  • homoerotic magazines, angel shape hole puncher
  • variable dimensions
  • OTHER EXHIBITIONS: “Nós,” Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photo: Renato Bezerra de Mello

3. Words | 2016

A loving, albeit lonely, dialogue is a poetic vocabulary of affection: longing, melancholy, utopia, daydream, fantasy, joy and other words have been stamped on paper, overlapping and assembled in line, forming a verbal and imagetic text.

  • onionskin [paper], rubber stamp
  • variable dimensions

Photo: Pat Kilgore