ARCO TALK by Icaro May 14, 2023 0 News


Speakers’ Corner,

Date – Saturday, 27th May – 2.15pm

Title O Corpo e o arquivo (The Body and the archive), conversation with Eustáquio Neves


This conversation draws on the reflections of Leda Maria Martins and her conception of the Afrodiasporic body as an archive and historical writing and the notion of spiral time to discuss the poetics and trajectory of the Brazilian artist Eustáquio Neves.


Eustáquio Neves (born. 1955) is a self-taught photographer and video artist who studied chemistry and classical guitar. Since 1989, he has researched and developed alternative and multidisciplinary techniques, including the manipulation of negatives and prints as well as electronic media, through which he incorporates sequence and movement. He was born in 1955 in Juatuba, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The interest of his work is focused on the memory issues and identity of black Brazilians. In 1994, he was awarded The Marc Ferrez Photography Prize by Funarte, Brazil’s National Foundation for the Arts. His work has been widely exhibited in Brazil and abroad, including solo shows of his series Cartas ao Mar [Letters to the Sea] (2015).

Cristiana Tejo is an independent curator, Ph.D. in Sociology (UFPE) and an integrated member of the Institute of Art History of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is a researcher on the project “Artists and radical education in Latin America: 1960s/1970s”, coordinated by the researchers Giulia Lamoni and Margarida Brito Alves. She organizes together with Kiki Mazzuchelli the Belojardim Residence, in the Agreste of Pernambuco. She was the co-founder of Espaço Fonte – Center for Research in Art (Recife) and curator of the Made in Mirrors Project, which involved exchanges between artists from Brazil, China, Egypt and the Netherlands. She was general coordinator of Scientific and Cultural Capacity Building and Cultural Directorate of the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation and co-curator of the 32nd Panorama of Brazilian Art of MAM-SP, with Cauê Alves. She was Director of the Museum of Modern Art Aloísio Magalhães, curator of Fine Arts of the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (2002-2006), curator of the Rumos Artes Visuais of the Itaú Cultural (2005-2006), visiting curator of Malakoff Tower (2003-2006) and curator of the 46th Salon of Plastic Arts of Pernambuco (2004-2005). Among her recent curating works are Tomorrow is another day – Mónica de Miranda, at Galeria Carlos Carvalho (Lisbon), Landscape Time – Karina Dias (Caixa Cultural Brasília) and Bruscky Invent’s (Dan Gunn Gallery, Berlin). She has participated in several selection and awarding commissions, among them: Bonnefanten Contemporary Art Prize 2014 (Maastricht, Netherlands), Videobrasil 2013, Solo Projects – Focus Latin America (ARCO Madrid, 2013), Rumos Artes Visuais of Argentina, among others. Published Paulo Bruscky – Arte em todos os sentidos (2009), Panorama do Pensamento Emergente (2011) and Salto no Escuro (2012). She organized the book Paulo Bruscky – Arte e multimeios (2014) and Cinco Dimensões da Curadoria (2017). She contributes regularly to the magazines Select (Brazil) and Terremoto (Mexico). Lives and works between Recife and Lisbon.