Danton Paula

With the collaboration of Sé Galeria (Brazil).

The basis of Paula’s artistic work is the body: the black body, silenced by fear, insecurity, individuality, and transience. The references are in the suburbs, the congadas(Afro-Brazilian religious and cultural festivals), and the terreiros(Candomblé worship places) and rites of African-born religions. Myths acquire new life and meaning. The individual body as a starting point to reach collectiveness. Paula uses silence to communicate ideas, to awaken what is uncomfortable in our society, to rethink and imprisoning images and to open up margins that presents these black bodies in new stories, other structures capable of acknowledging the protagonism of individuals who have been historically silenced.

Dalton Paula was born in 1982, lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil. Among many institutional exhibitions he participated at the 32a Bienal de São Paulo in 2016 and 2018 Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage” at New Museum, in New York.

Dalton Paula exhibited in Homesession the works made during her residency before presenting them at the ARCO fair in Madrid.

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