Maxwell Alexandre

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1990. – Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Represented by Millan Gallery.

PIPA Prize 2019 and 2020 nominee.
PIPA Prize 2020 finalist.
PIPA Prize 2020 winner.
Member of the PIPA Nominating Committee 2021.

Graduated in Design at PUC-RJ in 2016. In 2006 and 2009, he participated in the Photography Course to register the renovation works for the PAC (Growth Acceleration Program) in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. In 2020 he took part in the artistic residency in Morocco with an invitation of Macaal – Museum of African Contemporary Art, in Marrakech, which resulted in a large installation in the institution, for the group exhibition “Have You Seen A Horizon Lately?”. In the second semester, he is scheduled to hold his next residency at SAM Art Projects, which will result in his solo show at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. Later this year, he will hold his solo show at David Zwirner London Gallery, in England. In 2019, he toured with his solo show “Pardo é Papel”, held at MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, and also at MAC Lyon – Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, in France, his first international solo exhibition. In the same year, he was announced as the winner of the São Sebastião de Cultura 2018 award from the Associação Cultural da Arquidiocese do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2018, he participated in an artistic residency at the Delfina Foundation in London, as well as in the collective exhibitions ‘Recortes da Arte Brasileira’ at Berlin Art Fair, ‘Crônicas Urgentes’ at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel gallery, São Paulo, and ‘Histórias Afro-Atlânticas’ at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. Still in 2018, he presented the solo show ‘O Batismo de Maxwell Alexandre’ and participated in the collective exhibition ‘Abre Alas 14’, both in the A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro. In 2017 he took part of the collective show ‘Carpintaria para todos’ at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, and held the solo ‘Laje só existe com gente’ at Rocinha Surfe Escola (Rocinha Surf School), in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, show when he exhibited for the first time the series “Pardo é Papel (Brown is Paper)”.

His works integrate important collections such as Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro Musée d’art Contemporain de Lyon, in France.


To learn more about Maxwell Alexandre, please visit her full profile on the PIPA Prize website.