Regina Parra

Regina Parra has an MFA in Art History from Faculdade Santa Marcelina and a BFA in Fine Arts from FAAP. She also studied theater and worked in the field with Antunes Filho (1929-2019) for many years. The connection between the performing arts—especially Greek tragedy—is present in her production as a visual artist. Her experience in directing actors and creating sets for the theater becomes evident in her videos, compositions, and performances. More recently, the body started to play a more central role in her research and concerns. She focuses on the social body of women as a place of affirmation and potential power. But at the same time Regina perceives human bodies as vulnerable and fragile, and works, precisely, with the possibility of overcoming its constraints, investigating how movements can be transformed and adapted —something she refers as physical cleverness or malleability. Her works have been shown at institutions such as the Jewish Museum (NY), PAC_Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Museu Nacional (Lisbon), OnCurating Project Space (Zurich), Galeria Millan, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Pivô, CCSP, Parque Lage, Paço das Artes, Fundação Marcos Amaro, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (all in Brazil). In recent years, she has held solo exhibitions at Galeria Millan (SP), Marcos Amaro Foundation (SP), MASC_Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina (SC), Sítio (SC), Pivô (SP), Centro Cultural São Paulo Paço das Artes (SP), Fundação Joaquim Nabuco (PE) and Galeria Leme (SP). In 2018 she participated in the residency program of Residency Unlimited in New York, and was awarded the 3M Art Show. In 2017 she received the SP_Art Fair prize and in 2012 was awarded the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation’s Video Art Award and nominated for the Emerging Artists Award, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami. She also received the Videobrasil Award (2011) and the Iberê Camargo Highlight Award (2009). opens in a new window