Mabe Bethônico

Mabe Bethônico (1966), born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is an artist researcher with a MA and PhD in Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art, London (2000). Her artistic practice involves long-term research projects resulting in visual and sound pieces, installations, lectures, publications and websites, using documentary sources and field recordings. Since 2003, her work has been exhibited extensively, e.g. in 2012 at Centro Cultural São Paulo, in collaboration with Anselm Jappe, in La Revanche de L’Archive Photographique, Centre de Photographie, Geneva, 2010; Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, Puerto Rico 2009; the 28ª Biennial of São Paulo – Em Vivo Contato, 2008; Encuentro Internacional de Medellin, Práticas Artísticas Contemporâneas, Museo de Antioquia, 2007; the 27ª Biennial of São Paulo – Como Viver Junto, 2006; Subversiones Diarias – MALBA, Buenos Aires; Panorama da Arte Brasileira, MAM Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paolo, and the Art Museum of Pampulha, 2005; Telling Histories, Kunstverein Muenchen, Munich, 2003. Her work is regularly reviewed in the Latin American and international art press. She is Professor in Fine Arts at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, lectures and gives workshops worldwide. In 2013 she develops a project at the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva with support from CNPq – the National Research Council of Brazil.