Mail Magazine


Creator Information


Renata CRUZ

Country(activity based):
Visual Art


I am a visual art graduated in Comunicação Visual, UNESP, Bauru SP, Brazil; Educação Artística, UNAERP, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, joined as foreign student the Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and currently participate in Ateliê Fidalga study group in São Paulo.
Post-Graduated Integrative Art-Universidade Anhembi Morumbi,SP, Brazil 2003.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
-"Para sempre e um dia", solo, MARP, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, 2018
-"Para siempre y un día", solo, Blanca Soto Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2017
-"Forever and a day", group, ACAC, Aomori, Japan, 2016
-"Área de soltura", solo, Espacio Titilaka, Lima, Peru, 2015
-"Instabilidade no palácio", solo, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015

Other activities (including awards received) are
-Labverde Art Immersion Program in Amazon Manaus, AM, Brazil, 2017
-Visual Art in Cultura Inglesa Festival; "Dias úteis", São Paulo, Brazil, 2016
-First Prize in III Bienal Internacional de Arte Desde Aquí, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 2015

About works / performance

1_RenataCruz_Para sempre e um dia.png
"Para sempre e um dia", 2017, installation with watercolor on paper
Credit: Leka Mendes

2_Renata Cruz_Forever and a day.png
"Forever and a day", 2016, installation with watercolor on paper
Credit: YAMAMOTO Tadasu, courtesy of ACAC

3_Renata Cruz_Release area.png
"Release area", 2016, installation with watercolor on paper
Credit: Fernando Piçarra

4_Renata Cruz_Breakout meetings.png
"Breakout meetings", 2018 action using the rip off the drawings to materialize its readings
Credit: Mauro Froldi

5_Renata Cruz_Essential pages.png
"Essential pages", 2014, installation with watercolor on paper
Credit: Everton Ballardin

6_Renata Cruz_In the kingdom of camouflaged.png
"In the kingdom of camouflaged", 2014, watercolor on paper, 56 x 76 cm
Credit: Everton Ballardin


In my work I explore the relationship between literary texts and images, often using the involvement of groups of people, their personal stories and the places where they live to create an open narrative with many storys. With a collage of images and texts I propose to put in suspension the linear rigidity of the narrative, making many different starting points, erasing the barriers between people and places, and shortening distances from present to past. In my installations I use to create images displayed in the space, to be open constructed while walking.