Join Perez Art Museum Miami associate curator Jennifer Inacio in conversation with artist Rosana Paulino, whose work delves deep into the origins of racial issues within Brazil, to expose the history of a past that is often obscured and neglected. Paulino’s practice reconstructs images—and beyond that, memory and its mythologies. The two will focus on Paulino’s work currently on view at Mana Contemporary Chicago, “What I really want to tell you…,” curated by Inacio and produced by The55Project.
Jennifer Inacio most recently curated Pedro Neves Marques: A Mordida (The Bite). In 2017, Inacio presented the film series, Black Audio Film Collective at PAMM, and recently helped coordinate an acquisition of works from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. Inacio holds a BA in art history from Florida Atlantic University and an MA in contemporary art theory from Goldsmiths College. She is an ambassador of The55Project.
São Paulo-based Rosana Paulino’s work centers around social, ethnic, and gender issues, focusing on Black women in Brazilian society, and the violence they suffer due to racism and the lasting legacy of slavery. Her research includes the construction of myths—as aesthetic pillars and as psychic influence-makers. Paulino has recently exhibited at the 22nd Sydney Biennial; Frank Museum of Art, Ohio; Goodman Gallery, Cape Town; Kunstverein Hannover; Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro; Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon; and Pinacoteca de São Paulo, among others.