With a work that is often informal and subversive, MARCELO CIDADE (São Paulo, Brazil, 1979) puts the ideals and paradigms of modernist architecture into question. Appropriating urban spaces, the artist creates new languages and tampers with our pre-conceived notions of space. Exposing consolidated social relationships and values, his work produces a counter current, an “aesthetic of resistance” that examines multifaceted social conflicts, transporting symbols and situations from the street into spaces dedicated to the development of art.
Some of his recent exhibitions include: Oslo Biennial, Oslo, Norway (2019); Ministry for All / Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA (2019); The Unstable Hour / Galeria Bruno Múrias, Lisbon (2019); No habrá nunca una puerta. Estás adentro. Obras de la Coleção Teixeira de Freitas / Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2019); Dívidas, divisores e dividendos / Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); The Fail of Farce / Galeria Bruno Múrias, Lisbon (2018); Do Disturb ! – Festival of Performance / Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2018); Subtotal / Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia (Mube), São Paulo, Brazil (2017), among others.
Cidade’s work integrates institutional collections such as Fundação Serralves / Oporto, Portugal; Modern Art Museum of São Paulo/ São Paulo, Brazil; Tate Modern / London, UK; Kadist Art Foundation / Paris, France; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo / Mexico City, Mexico; Art Museum of São Paulo – MASP / São Paulo, Brazil; Bronx Museum / New York, USA; among others.