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Full name

Panmela Castro

Title

Visual Artist

Location

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Blurb

Artistic experiences about the female body in the urban landscape.

Biography

Panmela Castro (Born in Rio de Janeiro, 1981) has a Masters in Contemporary Artistic Processes from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and graduated in Painting from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She is Brazilian, a feminist, human rights activist, art collector, cultural entrepreneur and a promoter of street art produced by women in Brazil.

She is a deductive artist whose main areas of interest are the female body in dialogue with the urban landscape and questions of otherness and binary gender. She dedicates herself to the production of a wide range of art work such as performance art, photos, videos and her world renowned murals. As a street artist she has produced exterior paintings in more than ten countries worldwide and has also exhibited in art galleries such as the Museum of Brazilian Culture (MUBE) and the Bishop Rosário Contemporary Art Museum; her work also forms part of the art collection of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington D.C. and the Câmara dos Deputados (House of Representatives) in Brasilia.

Independent art projects are created and produced in her name by way of her company or for various other companies such as Avon, Nike, Hublot and Rede Globo. In addition, she performs diverse lectures and provides consultancy in the field of the arts and gender studies. Her entrepreneurship led to a nomination for the “Business Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2015 for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

In 2005 she initiated a collection of the work of street artists the majority of which were by women. She performs a curatorial role with the aim of encouraging the production of work by such artists. She also founded Rede NAMI, a feminist organisation that unites various artistic talents and that seeks to promote training and workshops with the aim of promoting the rights of women, and, in essence, to end violence committed against women.

She has received many nominations, such as, for example, one of “150 Women Who Shake the World”, (Newsweek, 2015).

Experience

Founder

Panmela Castro Arte e Cultura

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · 2012 – Present

Art Office

President and Founder

NAMI Rede Feminista de Arte Urbana

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · 2010 – Present

Women’s Rights organization

Education

Master’s degree in Contemporary Art

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · 2011 – 2013

Bachelor’s in Visual Arts

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · 1999 – 2007

Awards
2016 Cultura , Revista Cláudia
Indication for the Award.
2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year , Folha de São Paulo
Indication for the award.
2013 Young Global Leaders , World Economic Forum
2012 Women’s Rights , DVF Awards
Given by Jessica Alba. Other Honorrees inclued Oprah Winfrey
2012 150 Fearless Women , Newsweek Magazine
2011 Raise Talents , Women’s Forum
2010 Women’s Rights , Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards
Given by Reese Witherspoon
2009 Graffiti Artist Of The Decate , Prêmio Hutúz
2007 Graffiti Artist of The Year , Prêmio Hutúz
Exhibitions
2016 Somos Todos Clarice (Group), Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Performance A Imitação da Rosa
2016 In Loco (Group Exhibition), -, São Paulo, Brazil
2016 Série Búzios (Solo Exhibition), Galeria Paçoca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 Projekt M10 (300 m2 mural), Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany
2016 We’re All Connected (Group Show), Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany
2016 Gentileza — O verde-amarelo do Rio (Group Show), Parque das Ruinas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Artwork: Photography Gentileza Gera Gentileza.
2016 Das Virgens em Cadurmes e da Cor das Auras (Group Show), Museu Bispo Rosário Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Artwork: Performance 'Por Quê?"
2016 Red Twins (Solo Mural), Andrew Freedman Art Complex, New York, USA
300m2 of wall.
2016 Frida (Solo Mural), Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
400m2 of wall
2016 Nem Santa, Nem Puta (Solo Mural), J. Walter Thompson Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil
25 m2 of wall.
2016 Mulheres em Fúria (Group Mural), Sesc Santana, São Paulo, Brazil
900 m2 of wall with the artist Siss.
2016 Búzios (Curatorship), Residência NAMI, Búzios, Brazil
Street and Contemporary art show for the summer residence closed.
2015 Yellow Twins (Solo Mural), BAB Bienal, Búzios, Brazil
200 m2 of wall
2015 EVA (Solo Exhibition), Gallery Scenarium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Anarkia Andarilha (Solo Exhibition), Espaço Furnas Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Múltiplo IN-Comum (Group Exhibition), A7ma Gallery., São Paulo, Brazil
2015 Towers Of Power (Group Exhibition), MoMA Design Store, New York
2015 We’ve Got Your Back Girl (Group Exhibition), Pop International Galleries, New York
2015 Pequim + 20 in Graffiti (Curatorship), Exposure Rotary, Brazil
2014 Casa Fenomenal (Group Exhibition), Nike, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014 ArtRua Festival (Group Exhibition), Institute Rua, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Group Exhibition), -, Vienna, Austria
2014 Where there is respect, there is peace. (Curatorship), Gallery Scenarium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014 Pequim + 20 in Graffiti (Curatorship), Exposure Rotary, New York
2014 Galerio (Curatorship), Institute Eixo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 Graffiti, The Art of Color in the Streets (Group Exhibition), Gallery UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 ArtRua Festival (Group Exhibition), Institute Rua, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 V Multigrab Expo Shapes (Group Exhibition), Hangar of Urban Arts Hélio g. Pellegrino., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 History Told by Them (Curatorship), Sesc Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 History Told by Them (Curatorship), Cultural Center School Sesc, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 History Told by Them (Curatorship), Urban Art Gallery, School Sesc, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 Project “Vértices” (Curatorship), Sesc Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 The Myth, Bob’s Gallery, New York
2012 Eat Art (Solo Exhibition), Cultural Center CEDIM Heloneida Studart, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Optimística (Group Exhibition), Art Gallery Chimkowe, Santiago, Chile
2012 New Horizons, New looks (Curatorship), Cultural Center CEDIM Heloneida Stuard., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Still in Need (Curatorship), Show, Cultural Center CEDIM Heloneida Stuard., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1st International Urban Artists Show,
2012 Wall At End Violence against Women. (Curatorship), -, Brasília, Brazil
2012 Cup Graffiti (Curatorship), Acari’s wall subway station, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 IV Multigrab Expo Shapes (Group Exhibition), Hangar of Urban Arts Hélio g. Pellegrino., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 ArtRua Festival (Group Exhibition), Institute Rua, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 The C.O.P guide to Etiquette (Group Exhibition), Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 Color Pink Shock (Group Exhibition), Cultral Center CEDIM Heloneida Studart., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 Summer in Culture (Group Exhibition), Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 Toyart International Exhibition (Group Exhibition), Brazilian Sculpture Museum (MUBE), São Paulo, Brazil
2011 III Multigrab Expo Shapes (Group Exhibition), Hangar of Urban Arts Hélio g. Pellegrino, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Graffiti Collective Show (Group Exhibition), Gallery BNDES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 First Graffiti Fine Art International Bienal (Group Exhibition), Brazilian Sculpture Museum (MUBE), São Paulo, Brazil
2010 International Festival of Poster Art (Group Exhibition), Cultural Center of the Federal Justice, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Hidden zone (Group Exhibition), Sesc Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Hidden zone (Group Exhibition), CEDIM Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 The Art Whino Art Gallery (Group Exhibition), -, Washington, DC
2009 Mulheres, Gallery Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009 3rd Meeting Paulista of Hip Hop (Group Exhibition), Latin America Memorial, São Paulo, Brazil
2009 Araka (Group Exhibition), Espaço 00, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009 Peripheral Movement (Group Exhibition), Sesc Caxias, Sesc Niterói and Sesc Madureira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Xarpi Night Festival, Balaio Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009 Blends, Cinelapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009 Xarpi Rap Festival 4, Cinelapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009 Girls of Graffiti (Curatorship), Traveling exhibition of Urban Artists, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cultural Center Viva Arte; Lacucaracha; Sesc São João de Miriti; Culture house Elbe of Holanda; Sesc Tijuca
2008 Anarkia (Solo Exhibition), Cultural Center La Família Ayara, Bogotá, Colombia
2008 Canvas Tour (Group Exhibition), Rotary Collective Exhibition, Bogotá, Colombia
2008 Banknotes (Group Exhibition), Us & Them Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2008 1st Graffiti International Bienal of Belo Horizonte (Group Exhibition), Bienal of Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2007 Long live the Anarkia (Solo Exhibition), Grand Gallery do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007 On and about the streets (Group Exhibition), Sesc de Madureira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007 From Portinari to Graffiti (Group Exhibition), Sesc Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Clients

Nike Avon Cícero Rede Globo Sesc Rio Sesc SP Hublot Firjan Fundação Roberto Marinho Prefeitura do Rio Sol e Vento

Specialties

Murals, Paint on Canvas, Photography, VideoArt, Performace, Women Rights, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Storytelling, Culture, Art Manegement

Skills

Fast, organized, pontual, trustworthy, methodical

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