SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, OCTOBER 19
Glebe Art Show, Glebe, NSW
The Glebe Art Show is organised by the Glebe Art Society Inc., a nonprofit community association. The event is held at the Tramsheds. The opening night had over 400 visitors viewing more than 185 artworks.
The event focus attention on artists living or working in the Glebe area and neighboring suburbs (which was the first suburb where Muzi lived in Sydney), including the City of Sydney and Leichhardt Council municipalities. It also provides a venue for local artists to show and sell their work.
I had the honour of selling my piece entitled "New Roots" on the first night of the show. The piece was an homage to this charming suburb, which was my first reference of home in Australia.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, JULY 19
Group Exhibition "Resistencias"
Exhibition with 40 pieces curated by the Brazilian Collage Society (@sociedadebrdecolagem). The purpose of the show is to give visibility to artistic manifestations that make use of collage to represent the multiple forms of resistance: individual and collective struggles against the setback, the threats and the loss of rights from minorities and the oppressed population in Brazil.
I was invited by them to showcase my piece named "Eterea". Through the juxtaposition of the Jesus and St Mary's faces, I decided to create a new colourful character to honour the #PRIDE and LGBTQ community, which I belong, and also to reinforce how the religious idolatry of the top leaders in Brazil has affected so many lives, directly and indirectly.
It was also an opportunity to experiment with the new. Eterea is the only piece showcased with augmented reality on it. Through the app @Artiviveapp, the spectator could watch an animation especially made for the show.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, APRIL 19
Ovo Boteco Exhibition, Potts Point, NSW
This exhibition showcased artworks from my partner Murilo Manzini (a.k.a. Muzi) and I.Through art, we invited the spectator to visit our family roots and to share our journey as we settled in a new land.New cultural references and new feelings have merged with ingrained memories and emotions. The compositions denote a colourful representation of our dedication, optimism, and faith.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, FEBRUARY 19
Familia Group Exhibition, Be Brave ArtSpace, Avalon, NSW
I helped to organise the first Brazilian group exhibition in Australia. For one month, Familia Exhibition showcased creations by Cassia Bundock, Fabio Manzini (a.k.a. Juxta.fab), Flavia Julius, Lia Marxx, Marisa Pasicznik Ross, and myself. The exhibition was showcased at Be Brave ArtSpace, in Avalon, NSW.
The opening night happened on the 8th of February (Friday) at Be Brave ArtSpace in Avalon, NSW. The speeches on the night were made by Lucia Johns (@abcd.australia) and councillor Penny Philpott of the Northern Beaches Council.
We also were surprised by a video message from The Brazilian Ambassador in Australia, Sérgio Moreira Lima, supporting the exhibition.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 18
StuccoFest2018 Exhibition & Life Painting, Newtown, NSW
Stucco Housing Cooperative opened its doors for a full-day celebration of local community, music and arts. The event was raising funds for local organisation Twenty10, who provide housing, counselling and support to youth in Sydney's LGBT community. I was invited among several other artists to perform a live painting, as well as display and sell my artworks.