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Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Miami, Florida

Marcela Cantuária (b. 1991, Rio de Janeiro) often portrays female figures who navigate regional, international, and social boundaries.

“Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream” is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States and presents all newly commissioned works. In this painting installation, Cantuária invites the viewer to consider the nature of these dreams. Explored within the three main paintings, she highlights the narratives of critical activists and environmentalists in South America. Cantuária’s vivid and colorful works are evidence of her versatility and investigations through various mediums and techniques, including painting, textile, and ceramics.

[Image: Marcela Cantuária. O sonho sul americano (The South American Dream) (detail), 2022–23. Oil on canvas. 196 3/4 x 118 1/8 inches. Courtesy the artist and A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro.]