Maria Thereza Alves
Born in Brazil, lives in Berlin (Germany).
Maria Thereza Alves was born in Brazil and moved to New York at a young age. She has worked for the International Indian Treaty Council in New York City (where she met her partner Jimmie Durham). She was a founder of the Brazilian Information Center, working in defense of human rights of indigenous peoples, and co-founded the Partido Verde (Green Party) in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1981.
She has exhibited her artworks worldwide and often collaborates with Jimmie Durham.
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Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Painted Self-Portrait, 2007. Photography, acrylic, marker, ink, colour photograph, 83 x 60.5 cm.
A Sculpture in Two Dimens...
Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, A Sculpture in Two Dimensions, 2004. Video, 00:00:30.
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Jimmie Durham - Pierres r...
30 January 2009 - 12 April 2009.
This exhibition was a retrospective of Jimmie Durham's (European) work after 1994. The title was taken from the expression "stone rejected b
Jimmie Durham - Der Verfü...
03 March 1996 - 30 April 1996.
"Ulli Lindmayr invited me to do something in the house that Wittgenstein had designed and built for his sister in Vienna. As an architect Wit
The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
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Jimmie Durham 1980 - 1993
In the period between 1973 and 1979 Jimmie Durham was full-time involved with the American Indian Movement and did not make art. He was the d
Jimmie Durham 1994 - 2012
Jimmie Durham moved to Europe in 1994 and has lived ever since in Brussels, Lisbon, Marseille, Rome and Berlin, where he is presently based (
"But writing! What an invention! What a marvelous monstrosity! When I write I know that I am drawing. (…) As an invention, writing has replac