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.
The following exhibitions can be highlighted: The rhetorics of power (Vermelho Gallery, 2021), Equivalência e desequilíbrio (Galeria Bruno Múrias, 2020), a round around a round around a round around a round around (Oslo Biennial, Norway, 2019), Ministério para Todos (Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA, 2019), No habrá nunca una puerta. Estás adentro. Obras de la Coleção Teixeira de Freitas (Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2019), A Falha da Farsa (Galeria Bruno Múrias, 2018), Do Disturb ! – Festival de Performance (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018), Subtotal (Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia – Mube, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017), Somewhere, Elsewhere, Anywhere, Nowhere (Kadist SF, San Francisco, USA, 2014), Vamos Falar Senhor Fantasma (Serralves Museum, Porto, 2009), among others.
Cidade’s work integrates institutional collections such as Serralves Foundation; Modern Art Museum of São Paulo; Tate Modern; Kadist Art Foundation; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo; Art Museum of São Paulo – MASP; Bronx Museum, among others.