Virginia de Medeiros’ work centers on documentary strategies, as a means to transgress mainstream accounts and question the boundaries between reality and fiction. The artist deals with three themes within the field of art and documentary: dislocation, participation, and fabulation. Adapting documentary images and lived accounts, she employs the latter for subjective and conceptual use to revision the representation of reality and alterity. Born in Feira de Santana/BA, Brazil, in 1973, Medeiros lives and works in São Paulo/SP, Brazil. Her work has been featured in biennials such as Jogja Biennale XIV, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017), and the 27th and 31st editions of the Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil (2006 and 2014), as well the 32nd Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), São Paulo/SP, Brazil (2011). Her recent and most important exhibitions include: Alma de Bronze, solo show at Ocupação 9 de Julho, São Paulo/SP, Brazil (2018); Studio Butterfly e outras fábulas, solo show at Galeria Fayga Ostrower, Complexo Cultural Funarte Brasília, Brasília/DF, Brazil (2018); ARTE DEMOCRACIA UTOPIA – Quem não luta tá morto, group show at Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil (2018); Forms of Resistance, group show at The Golden Thread Gallery, London, UK (2017); Histórias da sexualidade, group show at Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), São Paulo/SP, Brazil (2017); Nada levarei quando morrer, aqueles que me devem cobrarei no inferno, group show at Galpão VB, São Paulo/SP, Brazil (2017); and Orixás, group show at Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil (2016). Main awards include: Voto Popular and Jury award in the PIPA Prize, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil (2015); 5th Marcantonio Vilaça Award for Fine Arts, Brazil; Rede Nacional Funarte Artes Visuais 2009, Fundação Nacional de Artes (Funarte), Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil (2009); among others. Virginia de Medeiros is represented by Galeria Nara Roesler, Brazil and NY.