Beatriz Milhazes

Avenida Paulista (solo show)
MASP, São Paulo, 11 December 2020 – 23 March 2021
Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, 12 December 2020 – 28 February 2021

Beatriz Milhazes,
Beatriz Milhazes, "Beleza Pura", 2006. Photo: Manuel Águas & Pepe Schettino

Beatriz Milhazes (Rio de Janeiro, 1960) is a Brazilian artist recognized for her singular production of a complex repertoire of images, forms and colors associated to the baroque, to modernism and to Brazilian popular motifs, such as Carnival, as well as tropical flora and fauna. Her exhibition at MASP – held in the context of an entire year dedicated to Histories of Dance – will present a broad selection of paintings and collages produced from the 1990s onward, along with never-before-shown works made in partnership with choreographer Marcia Milhazes. Produced in partnership with Itaú Cultural and Instituto Bardi, the show will be held at three different venues – at MASP, at Casa de Vidro and at Itaú Cultural, where it will be curated by Ivo Mesquita. Like the other exhibitions, this one will be accompanied by an ample catalog with reproductions of the artworks shown and essays about the artist’s production.

This exhibition is curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Artistic Director, MASP; Amanda Carneiro, Assistent-Curator, MASP; Ivo Mesquita, Independent Curator.



Beatriz Milhazes

Yellow Flower Dream (public artwork)
Inujima Island
Inaugurated 1 November 2018. Official opening: 26 April 2019

Beatriz Milhazes, Yellow Flower Dream, Inujima
Beatriz Milhazes, Yellow Flower Dream, Inujima "Art House Project" A-Art House, 2018. Photo: Yoshikazu Inoue

New artwork unveiled at Inujima "Art House Project"

Yellow Flower Dream, a work by Beatriz Milhazes has opened in Japan on November 1st, 2018, at Inujima Island for the "Art House Project - A-Art House”, and also will be joining Setouchi Triennale 2019 starting from April 26th, 2019.  

Based on the artist's perception of the architecture of A-Art House as a "sculpture uniting the surrounding community and nature", this work represents, through the use of colors overflowing with energy, a virtual landscape depicting the vitality of the geometry and daily life unfolding in Inujima's nature.

Inujima Art House Project was launched with the objective of inspiring the local community of Inujima, allowing them to experience the beautiful landscapes of everyday life and the familiar natural environments that extend beyond the artworks. This project was developed by artistic director Yuko Hasegawa and architect Kazuyo Sejima for the village on Inujima.

The Inujima “Art House Project” is a part of art-related activities, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, conducted by Benesse Holdings, Inc. and Fukutake Foundation on the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima to create significant spaces in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea region.

Benesse Art Site Naoshima