Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1967 – lives in São Paulo, Brazil
During the 1990s, Rivane Neuenschwander studied drawing at Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, later obtaining a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art (England), in 1998. In her installations, she often uses reframed industrial objects, as well as daily or perishable materials, such as dried flowers, insects, dust, styrofoam, snail slime, salt, among others.
Her production takes such simple elements as points of departure to approach universal questions, like fear, history, temporality, as well as political, economical, and social interactions. Among her main exhibitions are Mal-entendidos, held at MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2014), first panoramic view of her production in Brazil, in addition to the participation in the biennials of Johannesburg (South Africa), São Paulo (Brazil), Venice (Italy), and Mercosur.