Suzana Queiroga (b. 1961, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) began to produce in the early 1980’s, highly influenced by the geometric abstract brazilian artists from the 1950/60s. Starting with the idea of different ways of assemblage and exhibition of works, she continued to think about time and flow, represented mainly in cartographic forms. She maintains her relation to abstract art in different mediums, by now regarding concepts such as flow and infinite.
She made important individual exhibitions such as “Miradouro”, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, (2018), “Ver e Sentir” Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, (2017), “Ah, Molécula!”, Museu do Amanhã, Rio de Janeiro, (2016), “ÁguaAr”, in CAAA of Guimarães, Portugal (2015), where she was also resident, and “Preludio”, in Galeria Siniscalco, in Naples (2014). She collected around 12 awards like Acquisition Prize of XVIII Biennial of Cerveira, in Portugal (2015); 5th Marcantônio Vilaça/Funarte Award of acquisition (2012), for which she presented the exhibition “Olhos d’Água” at MAC-Niterói, in Brazil, (2013), 1st Prêmio Nacional de Projéteis de Arte Contemporânea/Funarte (2005) and RIOARTE fellowship (1999). She was also a resident artist in Akademia der Bildenden der Künste Wien, Austria (2012), in Instituto Hilda Hilst, at São Paulo (2012), in IV Bienal del Fin del Mondo in Argentina (2014), among others.
While in residence at AiR 351, Suzana Queiroga will continue her research on flow and infinity, relating these themes to mappings and cartographies. The space where the artistic residence is situated will be taken as an initial starting point, to be continually extended to the most extensive territories. From her experiences, observations and notes Queiroga will develop several works in various media ranging from paintings, drawings, installation to video.