Achievement Artist Award


Martha Araújo is a Brazilian artist born in 1943. 


Since the early 1980’s Martha Araújo’s work has focused on the limits of the body, understood in its physical, individual sense and its metaphorical, poetic connotations, in which the body is invited to publicly interact with the clothes and objects produced by the artist, and frequently with other people, thus becoming, to all effects, a communal, collective body.



“The main issue for me has always been the “other.” My works are only complete through the “other.” Such is my problem and my redemption.” - Martha Araújo.



Photo courtesy of the artist


A Look Inside:


Born in Maceió, Brazil in 1943. She lives and works in Maceió, Brazil. 




Sculpture Workshop, Ingá Museum, Niterói, Brazil (1984) | Matter/Form Research, Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1983) | Sculpture/Object course, Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1983).


Awards and residencies

10th Salão Carioca de Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1986).


Selected Exhibitions 


“Para um corpo pleno de vazios”, Jaqueline Martins Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (2015) | “Hábito/Habitante”, PM8 Gallery, Vigo, Spain (2015) | ”Entrópicos”, Pinacoteca da Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil (2002); Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1992); Gallery of Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (IBEU), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1991) | Karandash Gallery, Maceió, Brazil (1989) | Centro Empresarial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1986).




“The Edge of Things”, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA (2019) | “À Nordeste”, Social Service of Commerce (SESC) 24 de Maio, São Paulo, Brazil (2019) | “Comigo ninguém pode”, Jaqueline Martins Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (2019) | “Moving Stones”, KADIST Foundation, Paris, France (2018) | “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985”, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA (2018) | “Resistance Performace - Strategies under Repressive Regimes”, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2016) | “Arte-vida”, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014) | 12ª Cuenca International Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador (2014) | “A Singular Form”, Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria (2014) | “Ultrapassado”, Broadway 1602, New York, NY, USA (2014).