Marepe - Galerie Max Hetzler

The thematic repertoire of Marepe’s (b. 1970) work questions his roots: traditions and culture of his native region of Bahia in Brazil, the notion of poverty, colonialism and globalism are the artist's main concerns. His work is characterised by a personal sensuality combined with a socio-cultural and political verve, symbolised by the use of readymade materials and everyday objects or activities from his home region.

‘Marepe’s work is full of clashes and crossovers - between the traditional and the popular, the local and the foreign, the national and the international, the South and the North, the Brazilian Northeast and Southeast, the personal and the political, the familial and the official, the poor and the rich, high-tech and low-tech, high and low culture. These clashes and crossovers find their echo in different characters as the ambulante, the retirante, the migrant, [...] and the artist himself, who moves from one place to another in the world with his works full of memories and meanings and many possible translations.’

Adriano Pedrosa, Memory and displacement in the work of Marepe in Marepe, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo and Holzwarth Publications, 2007

Image: Satélite Baldio, 2005, plastic and metal, approx. 200 x 340 x 310 cm

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected Institutional Exhibitions





Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45.00

Marepe - Galerie Max Hetzler


Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2007
With texts by Jens Hoffmann and Adriano Pedrosa

€ 50.00

Carbonic Anhydride - Galerie Max Hetzler

Carbonic Anhydride

Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, Shannon Bool, André Butzer, Terry Haggerty, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Ulrich Lamsfuß, Won Ju Lim, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Sarah Morris, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Yves Oppenheim, Thomas Struth, Kara Walker

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2006

€ 35.00

Works on Paper - Galerie Max Hetzler

Works on Paper

Franz Ackermann, Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Ellen Gallagher, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Graham Little, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Chloe Piene, Jorge Queiroz, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2005
With a text by Kirsty Bell

€ 35.00

Selected Press