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Beatriz Milhazes

Born in 1960 in Rio de Janeiro where she lives and works.
Beatriz Milhazes graduated in Social Communication. She studied Arts at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (EAV – School of Visual Arts) from 1980 to 1983, where she also taught Painting until 1996.
Milhazes is considered one of the leading Brazilian artists. She consolidated her career in the national and international arts circuit, representing Brasil in the Venice Bienniale (2003), participating São Paulo Biennial (1998 and 2004) and Shanghai Biennial (2006). With solo shows in museums and prestigious institutions such as the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, SP (2008); the Fondation Cartier, Paris (2009); the Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2011);Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; MALBA, Buenos Aires (2012); Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro and Museu Oscar Niemeyer (MON), Curitiba (2013); Pérez Art Museum, Miami (2014/2015).

Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid and Centre Georges Pompidou,Paris.