Mariannita Luzzati: Ocupações - Project 3 | 20 Feb - 12 Mar 2008

‘Pari 1’, 2007
oil on canvas, 142 x 142 cm, photo by Romulo Fialdini

As part of its programme aimed at promoting internationally renowned and up-and-coming Brazilian contemporary artists, Gallery 32 is pleased to announce Ocupações – Project 3, an exhibition of works by the São Paulo-born artist Mariannita Luzzati.

Ocupações took shape in 2006 as a commission for a site-specific exhibition to be housed in the 800 sq m² Museu Vale do Rio Doce in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. The project emerged from the artist’s observation of man and his effects on nature. The Gallery 32 exhibition, which includes works in different media, will consist of six large scale paintings and an 8-minute video piece.

Well-known both in Brazil and abroad, Luzzati has been described as ‘one of the greatest working Brazilian painters’ by the journalist and art critic Maria Hirszman in the Estado de São Paulo newspaper. Since 1994 she has divided her time between London and São Paulo, and her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions in both Europe and Brazil. In 2005, the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, one of Brazil’s leading art institutions, hosted a major retrospective spanning fifteen years of her artistic career.

Mariannita Luzzati was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She lives and works in São Paulo and London, having shown in leading international institutions, such as Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro; Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Curitiba; Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte; Museu Vale do Rio Doce, Vitória; Museo Nacional, Buenos Aires; Museum of London; Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin; Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador; Maison de Saint Gilles, Brussels; among others.

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