Cinthia Marcelle (b. Belo Horizonte) lives and works in São Paulo and graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1996-1999).
Marcelle uses video and photography to document the effects that her interventions have on the usual order of things. Marcelle’s work is particularly inspired by the chaos and turmoil of possibilities found in everyday life. She tries to gain a distance from this chaos and re-organise the disorder formally. Her actions create situations that challenge our notions of conventional behaviour by introducing humorous coincidences and connections.
Marcelle's work has been part of significant group exhibitions including the Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2015), Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013), the second New Museum Triennial, New York, USA (2012), Tate Level 2 Gallery, London, UK (2012), the Bienal de Lyon, France (2007), Panorama da Arte Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil (2007) and Madrid, Spain (2008) and the IX Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2006).
Cinthia Marcelle has been awarded important international prizes such as the Future Generation Prize from the Victor Pinchuck Foundation in 2010 and the TrAIN artist in residency award at Gasworks, London, UK in 2009.