Cinthia Marcelle was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1974. Marcelle lives and works in Sao Paulo, and graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1996-1999). She is known for installations, performances, and videos that stage forms of labor to produce poetic situations.
Marcelle uses video and photography to document the effects that her interventions have on the usual order of things. Marcelle’s work is particularly inspired by the chaos and turmoil of possibilities found in everyday life. She tries to gain a distance from this chaos and re-organise the disorder formally. Her actions create situations that challenge our notions of conventional behaviour by introducing humorous coincidences and connections.
Cinthia Marcelle has been awarded relevant International Prizes, the Future Generation Prize from the Victor Pinchuck Foundation (2010) and the TrAIN artist in residency award at Gasworks, London (2009).
Recent solo exhibitions include Secession, Vienna (2014); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil [CCBBR], Rio de Janeiro (2013); Pinchuck Art centre, Kyiv, Ukraine (2012). Marcelle's work has been part of significant events and group exhibitions including the Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2015); Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (2013); the second New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); Tate Level 2 Gallery, London (2012); the Bienal de Lyon (2007); Panorama da Arte Brasileira, São Paulo (2007) and Madrid (2008); and the IX Bienal de la Habana (2006). She is currently showing Education by Stone (2016) for Projects 105 at the MoMA PS1. It is a new site-specific installation and the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York. She will represent Brazil in the 57th Venice Biennale (2017).