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Maria Thereza Alves

is a Berlin-based Brazilian artist. Her re­­search-driven practice problematizes Western binaries between nature and culture, art and politics, or art and daily life. In 1978 she made an official presentation on the human rights abuses of the indigenous population of Brazil at the U.N. Human Rights Conference in Geneva, and in 1988 she co-founded the Green Party of São Paulo, Brazil. Recently Alves participated in dOCUMENTA (13) with The Return of a Lake, the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, and the Sharjah Biennale. She has had a solo exhibition at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City and a survey exhibition at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville. Alves is the recipient of the Vera List Prize for Art and Politics 2016–2018.
Other texts by Maria Thereza Alves for DIAPHANES
  • The Return of a Lake

    In: Jens Andermann (ed.), Lisa Blackmore (ed.), Dayron Carrillo Morell (ed.), Natura: Environmental Aesthetics After Landscape

  • cultural critic
  • ecology
  • architecture
  • aesthetics
  • art theory