MARIA THEREZA ALVES
Artist Commission | 16 March - 15 June 2015 | 10:00-19:00 | The Yard + Warehouse Maria Thereza Alves | Wake: Flight of Birds and People
The work takes plants and seeds in the UAE as its starting point, and connects those botanical histories to stories of people’s, good’s and animal’s movement in the region, weaving together different narratives and revealing buried histories. A two-part work that includes Seed Catcher, a living installation in The Yard, and a nearby exhibition featuring archival and new photographs, drawings and found objects that evidence the artist’s research. Commissioned by Art Dubai in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue.
Maria Thereza Alves is a Brazilian artist active in the intersections between art and politics. Alves founded the Brazilian Information Center (1979) and co-founded the Partido Verde (Green Party) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1981). Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibit at MUAC in Mexico City, dOCUMENTA 13 and the Sao Paulo Biennale.