Bodies on bodies: a conversation with Marie Monteiro

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 Marie Monteiro @ 11th Berlin Biennale. Sacral Bones, 2020. Photo: Mathias Völzke
Marie Monteiro @ 11th Berlin Biennale. Sacral Bones, 2020. Photo: Mathias Völzke

"Working collectively is not always a poetic choice; I love it, but it is often necessary. It is more like depending on the collective organization to continue making art without being so much on the margins."

Marie Monteiro is a visual artist, audiovisual director, dyke and piranha based in São Paulo, Brazil. She graduated in Arts at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in 2019, integrates the Revolta Collective, performed at the 11th Berlin Biennale in 2020, and develops the ongoing project "Contêmpiranha - for contemporary piranhas." Her practice invites us to think about how we inhabit our bodies and build reciprocity and violent relationships in lesbian and queer ghettos. In February 2021, the artist talked to Wisrah Villefort about her process, research, and future projects.

An interview with Ashik Zaman and Alida Ivanov about the show “Like, Literally” at Eldhunden, Stockholm

Like literally

13 Feb - 13 Mar

Stora Mossens Backe 14
167 56 Bromma

Alida Ivanov & Ashik Zaman

Participating artists: 

Amanda Hellsten, Chun Lee Wang Gurt, Edith Hammar

Richard Krantz, William Reed

Photos by

Arne Widman

installation view, Like Literally. Eldhunden

installation view, Like Literally. Eldhunden

Short information about the curators: 


I’m a curator and a writer, who’s worked within the arts for 16 years, in one way or another. I’ve worked as an exhibition producer at Spritmuseum, a gallery manager at Elastic Gallery (both in Stockholm) and I’ve been a curator at Göteborg Konsthall. As a freelancer I’ve attained quite a lengthy CV, so this is just a fragment of what I’ve worked with over the years. Ashik and I started at SKF/Konstnärshuset in August last year with me as its artistic director and Ashik as the curator. Two roles that we try to collaborate in as much as possible. 


I founded the online magazine and curatorial art platform C-print 8 years ago now and have prior to my position here as curator at SKF/Konstnärshuset done quite a bit of freelance work as a curator. I’ve also served as the Artistic Manager of Market Art Fair in the past and am currently a contributor for various art magazines.

Dmitri Hertz at Super Dutchess / New York

Dmitri Hertz / Crabapple

February 25 - March 25, 2021

curated by Wangui Maina and Mo Kong

Super Dutchess
53 Orchard St. New York
NY 10002

David Moser at Jean Claude Maier / Frankfurt am Main

David Moser

February 1 - March 26, 2021

Jean Claude Maier
Münchener Straße 38
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

David Moser, Fix @ Jean Claude Maier. Exhibition view.
David Moser, Fix @ Jean Claude Maier. Exhibition view.

An Interview with Ionian Bisai and Sotiris Tsiganos (Latent Community)

Irini Miga interviews Ionian Bisai and Sotiris Tsiganos (Latent Community) about their film Otranto.

Otranto, a film by Ionian Bisai / Sotiris Tsiganos, film still, 2020
Otranto, a film by Ionian Bisai / Sotiris Tsiganos, film still, 2020

Otranto, a film by Ionian Bisai / Sotiris Tsiganos, film still, 2020

Otranto, by Ionian Bisai and Sotiris Tsiganos (Latent Community,) is a film that acts as a portrait of a tragic loss during the outbreak of the Civil War in Albania, back in 1997. On 28th March 1997, at the port of Vlorë, 120 people boarded at the boat Katër i Radës bound for Italy. In the Otranto Canal, the five times bigger Italian navy warship Sibilla intercepted the Albanian ship using military manoeuvres and naval blockade. With all its sociopolitical ramifications, the Katër i Radë and surrounding sea became the coffin for 81 people who were trying to escape war and poverty by aiming to migrate from Albania to Italy.

Alfredo Aceto at Lange + Pult / Auvernier

Alfredo Aceto / My Italian is a Little Rusty

February 12 - March 20, 2021

Lange + Pult
Port de la côte, 1
2012 Auvernier, Switzerland

Photography: Julien Gremaud

Antoine Medes at La Centrale / Ruoms

Antoine Medes / Moisson froide

February 14 - February 28, 2021

La Centrale
07120 Ruoms

Bernat Daviu at Bombon Projects / Barcelona

Bernat Daviu / Waiting Room

text by Enric Farrés Duran

February 13 - April 3, 2021

Bombon Projects

Carrer de Trafalgar, 45

08010 Barcelona

Photography by Roberto Ruiz

Octavio Aguilar at Parallel Oaxaca / Oaxaca

Octavio Aguillar

Kontoy 2020

22 dec, 2020 - 17 mar, 2021

Parallel Oaxaca

Santo Tomas 12

Oaxaca, Mexico
Installation view: Kontoy 2020 Octavio Aguilar. Parallel /// Oaxaca. 2021
Octavio Aguilar. Kontoy 2020, 2020, Digital Print, Framed 90 x 60 cm

Agnieszka Brzeżańska at eastcontemporary / Milan

"So remember the liquid ground Venue" / Agnieszka Brzeżańska 

11 February - 31 March, 2021

Via Giuseppe Pecchio 3
20131 Milan

Michal Martychowiec at Rodríguez Gallery / Poznan, Poland

Michal Martychowiec / All that is solid melts into air 

22nd January – 12th March 2021

Rodríguez Gallery
Wodna 13/4, 61-782 Poznan, Poland

Cristina Spinelli at Can Felipa Arts Visuals / Barcelona, Spain

Cristina Spinelli / Escribir como un jardín

28th January – 14th April 2021

Can Felipa Arts Visuals
Pallars, 277, 08005 Barcelona, Spain

Márton Emil Tóth at PINCE / Budapest

 Through The Wall / Márton Emil Tóth

January 26. - February 23. 2021.

1122 Budapest, Hajnóczy J. u. 5.

Alfredo Aceto at HIT / Geneva

Alfredo Aceto / Brains & Bronze

January 22 - March 5, 2021

curated by Laurence Favez Jeandin 

Rue des Amis 9
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Photography: Julien Gremaud

Miranda Fengyuan Zhang at Capsule / Shanghai

Miranda Fengyuan Zhang
A World Without Us

January 16 - February 27, 2021

Capsule Shanghai
1st Floor, Building 16, Anfu Lu 275 Nong, Xuhui District
Shanghai, China
Miranda Fengyuan Zhang at Capsule Shanghai. A World Without Us, exhibition view.
Miranda Fengyuan Zhang at Capsule Shanghai. A World Without Us, exhibition view.

Tora Schultz Larsen at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm

Tora Schultz Larsen / Stranger inside

Jan 25 - 1 Feb 2021

Exercisplan 3
111 49 Stockholm
Galleri Mejan

Stranger inside (installation view)

Pinocchio (1940) (detail)

painted pine strap-on, blue linoleum, steel, 200 x 40 x 34

Project for an Overcoat at Editorial / Vilnius

Project for an Overcoat / Paloma Proudfoot

3rd February - 13th March 2021



Latako g.3

01125 Vilnius


JD Reforma at COMA / Sydney

JD Reforma /  Acid Mantle 

15 January - 13 February 2021

COMA Gallery 

First Floor, 71-73 Stanley Street

Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010


06 at PM/AM / London


Participating artists: Iain Ball, Ry David Bradley, Chris Dorland, Botond Keresztesi, Anthony Miler, Chen Sizou, Emma Stern, Jack Warne, Ittah Yoda, Sinae Yoo / 

Online Exhibition: 9th December–14th January 2021

Physical Presentation: 4th December–14th January 2021 (until new Covid-19 restrictions)


50 Golborne Road

London W10 5PR

United Kingdom

Jessika Khazrik Nor The Society of False Witnesses at ar/ge kunst / Bolzano

Jessika Khazrik Nor The Society of False Witnesses / Abeyance & Concurrence

Curated by Emanuele Guidi

12 December - closing date unknown

ar/ge kunst
Via Museo 29

39100, Bolzano

Photography by Tibero Sorvillo

Tommaso Gatti at MASSIMO / Milan

 "Genesi" / Tommaso Gatti

15 January - 6 February, 2021

Via Degli Scipioni 7
20129 Milan

Creadores 2020 at La Térmica / Málaga, Spain

 Creadores 2020 / La Térmica

Artists: Abel Jaramillo, Antonio Ruiz Montesinos, Delia Boyano, García_Fernández, Jorge Isla and Virginia López-Anido.

Curator: Carlos Miranda.

27th November 2020 - 28th February, 2021

La Térmica

Av. de los Guindos, 48

29004 Málaga, Spain

Abel Jaramillo

Passage @ Cashmere Radio / online

Passage curated by Portals (Sarah Johanna Theurer) and Plus X
Astrit Ismaili, Candice Nembhard, OMSK Social Club & Alexander Iezzi, Lensbased Class, Isabel Lewis

January 1 - 29, 2021

Cashmere Radio

OMSK Social Club & Alexander Iezzi. Utopiates: The Freedom Cell (excerpt). January 1st, 2021. Passage @ Cashmere Radio.

Candice Nembhard. Minutes on the Last Sermon (excerpt). January 8th, 2021. Passage @ Cashmere Radio.

Maja Behrmann at EIGEN + ART Lab / Berlin

Maja Behrmann / cut, cut, collab

January 8 - February 20, 2021 

Torstraße 220
10115 Berlin, Germany

Photographer: Eike Walkenhorst, courtesy the artist and EIGEN + ART Lab

Mare Vint at Goswell Road / Paris

Mare Vint
NOTHING BUT TIME, curated by Francesco Tenaglia

January 22 - February 20, 2021

Goswell Road
22 Rue de l'Échiquier
Paris, France
Mare Vint @ Goswell Road, curated by Francesco Tenaglia. Exhibition view.
Mare Vint @ Goswell Road, curated by Francesco Tenaglia. Exhibition view.