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The practice of f.marquespenteado is supported by a very well defined method that involves long processes and specific techniques that are tenaciously operated. Under the alias of gender, which naturally brings to the fore false assumptions based on rooted prejudice, the artist has a work trajectory specially marked by embroidery, which ends up linking clothing accessories, books and found objects. And for an aesthetic choice, it combines autobiographical and historical matter in the link of inventive literary creations.

Starting with in-depth research on the contribution of the textile universe to visual culture and the diffusion of knowledge, the artist elaborates narratives permeated by his own personal vocabulary, whose profoundness is articulated by playful undertones that constantly negotiate the meaning of things. In representations sewn by f.marquespeteado, we are faced with common human relations and historical and semantic displacements. It is within these that topics such as sexuality, homoeroticism, gender and violence are considered from a perspective that articulates, in a very particular way, social critiques from domestic environments.

f.marquespenteado (1955, São Paulo) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Selected solo exhibitions include Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2017); Unknown Subjects Among Solitaires, Galeria Múrias Centeno, Lisbon (2016); Sentido Figurado, A CASA, Museu do Objeto Brasileiro, São Paulo (2014).
His work was most recently included in Lyric on Battlefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York (2017); Odd Objects: an on proto-sculpture, Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães, (2016); Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York (2015); 30a. Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2012).


MA Visual Arts/Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, United Kingdom 
Workshops + various design briefs at Design Textile for Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom
Post Graduate Degree in education at Institut für Waldorf Pädagögic, Witten-Annen, Germany
Watercolour Techniques at Instituto d’Arte Donatello, Milan, Italy
BA in Social Sciences – Anthropology, Sociology and Politics at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Solo Shows

men in trouble, Independent Art Fair with Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
rivieras___bags___scarves___alps, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, USA
Unknown Subjects Among Solitaires, Galeria Múrias Centeno, Porto, Portugal
3 Novels, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Figurative Sense, A CASA, Museu do Objeto Brasileiro, São Paulo, Brazil
Common Denominator, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Bankruptcy, Museu Regional do Algarve, Faro, Portugal
Steaks and Tapas, Galeria Polinesia, São Paulo, Brazil
Promised Lands, V22 collection at Ashwin Street Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Group Shows

SCHMALTZ, Guimarães, Vienna, Austria
Dislexia, El Gran Vidrio, Córdoba, Argentina
Namedropping, JAN KAPS, Cologne, Germany
Lyrics on a Battlefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Neither. , Mendes Wood DM Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Odd Objects: an essay on proto-sculpture, Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães, Portugal
Portraits: The last headline, Galeria Bergamin, São Paulo, Brazil
Travelling Places, Bienal de Maia, Portugal
Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
Performance 3 Novels, Artissima, Turin, Italy
In Sosta / A rest permanent public sculpture, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Livorno, Italy
Love and Hate to Lygia Clark, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Pagan Kitchen, Casa Modernista, São Paulo, Brazil
New Bondings, Hacienda la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela
The Iminence of Poetics, 30th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Beyond History (artist in residence), Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães, Portugal
2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Mount Athos Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece
Experimenta Folklore, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
On men…on stories, Graphic Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Portrait, V22 at Ashwin Street Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
30 Artistas na Biblioteca, Biblioteca do Pari, São Paulo, Brazil
V22 Collection, Workspace Groups Clerkenwell Workshops , London, United Kingdom 
Carte Blanche, University of the Arts, curator Maria Moreira , London, United Kingdom 
5th Kaunas Art Biennial 'Textile 05', M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania
Proper Noun, Dconcept Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
Boys Who Sew, Crafts Council, London, United Kingdom 
In Double Bodies, London Printworks Trust, London, United Kingdom 
The Knitting & Stitching Show, gallery space, London, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland
Projeto Boracea Advent's Procession, convento de São Francisco, São Paulo, Brazil
Alternating Currents – modern and contemporary Latin American Art, firstsite @ the minories art gallery, Colchester, United Kingdom
Prison Speech Project, HM Prison Wandsworth; Constance Howard Textile Research Centre; Boys Who Sew, Crafts Council, London, United Kingdom
Final Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London, United Kingddom
Creative Workshop, HM Prison Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom 
Random Cross Stitch, 33, Monmouth Street, London, United Kingdom
Textile Speech, Monica Filgueiras Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
Art to wear – Kunst als Kleidung, Handswerkskammer, Dusseldorf; Textilmuseum Max Berk, Heildeberg, Germany
Guess who’s coming for dinner?, Imaginarium, Florianópolis, Brazil
Costume, an object of art?, Fundação C.Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Costume, an object of art?, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Wearables, Galeria Paradoxart, São Paulo, Brazil

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