Jonathas de Andrade

Born in 1982 in Maceió, Brazil, Jonathas de Andrade lives and works in Recife. The artist utilises a wide range of media (photography, installation and video) to document his interrogations and observations of daily life in Brazil and its “zones of discomfort”, such as labour conditions and the question of the “Brazilian national identity”. Pursuing a deconstructivist approach, he analyses the way in which our emotions and reactions are governed by political ideologies, social conventions and media images.


Previous exhibitions (selection)

Jonathas de Andrade: O Peixe, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (United States)

Performa 15, New York (United States)

40 Nego Bom é um real, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (Germany)
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (United States)