Marcelo Moscheta

Born in 1976, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.

Lives and works in Coimbra, where develops his PhD research in Contemporary Art.

Being a practice based artist with a strong conceptual reference, since the beginning of his artistic career in 2000 the artist has been creating works and exhibitions arising out of journeys to remote places, where he collects elements and images from nature and reproduce them through drawing and photography, creating installations and objects. Recently, his research is aimed at the main relations of man and environment, technology and memory, identities and nomadism. Displacement, Territory, Landscape and Memory are his main interests.

Moscheta’s received several awards and research grants including The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2017), The Drawing Center Open Sessions Program (2015), Funarte’s Visual Arts Production Stimulus Grant (2014), Marc Ferrez Photography Prize (2012) and the I Pipa Popular Jury Prize in 2010, among others. In 2013, he participated in the publication Vitamin D2, Phaidon Publishing House, an anthology of contemporary drawing.

A selection of his participations in shows include PAST / FUTURE / PRESENT : Contemporary Brazilian Art From The MAM SP,  Phoenix Art Museum (2017), OPEN SESSIONS: DRAWING IN CONTEXT/FIELD, Queens Museum – New York (2015), ROCKS, STONES AND DUST, University of Toronto Arte Centre (2015) and NATURE ARTE ED ECOLOGIA , MART Galeria Civica – Trento (2015). Among his solo shows are DISPOSAL at  Fama Museum in Itu (2020),  A HISTÓRIA NATURAL E OUTRAS RUÍNAS, Galeria Vermelho – São Paulo (2018), NORTE, Paço Imperial – Rio de Janeiro (2012) and CONTRA.CÉU, Capela do Morumbi – São Paulo (2010).

His work is represented in various private and institutional collections.