Maria Thereza Alves
Maria Thereza Alves was born in 1961 in São Paulo, and lives and works between Naples and Berlin. Her artistic career is inseparable from her political activism in favour of ecology, the rights of indigenous minorities and territorial and decolonial struggles. Maria Thereza Alves uses a wide variety of media in her work, although it often takes the form of installations combining natural and manufactured objects, videos, texts, drawings and photographs. These installations, which come into being in response to the specific needs of the places where she exhibits, continue through a process of dialogue, reconstructing the artist's explorations and actions in a given territory - be it an urban environment or natural spaces.