Alice Quaresma was born in Brazil in 1985 and she currently lives in New York. Alice has in her curriculum a number of awards, special projects invitations and residency programs, including the renowned Foam Talent Prize in Amsterdam. Alice already had her work published in major magazines, newspapers and websites in Brazil, Japan, US and Europe. Alice got her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009 and she was selected as one of PS122 Exhibition Prize winners during that same year. She participates in exhibitions and residency programs in the USA, Europe and South America since 2006 and she is constantly looking for new opportunities.

Alice has been experimenting with materials that allow her photographs to be sensorial and playful, pushing the boundaries of photography as a flat surface. She uses acrylic paint, paper, tape and pencil over photo prints. As the same time, Alice Quaresma's work explores the physical aspects of photography, she continues to use images from her personal photo archive to elaborate on the idea of displacement and identity. She uses the instability of the immigration condition as a main source of inspiration. Bringing improvisation and unexpected factors into her art practice. The experimental quality on the work is becoming stronger as she continues to deconstruct photographs. She is embracing the multiple possibilities that exist in the photographic spectrum.


Born in 1985, Brazil
Lives in New York

History of Art Postbaccalaureate Studies, Columbia University, New York, USA, 2012
Master of Fine Arts (With Distinction), Pratt Institute, New York, USA, 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK, 2007

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
"Coisas da Vida", Casa Nova Arte e Cultura, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018 (March)
"Passage", Pablo's Birthday Gallery, New York, NY, USA 2017
"Escape", Le Magazyn, Los Angeles, USA, 2017
"Outsider", SUL-SUR Project, ArtLima, Lima, Peru 2017
"Puzzle", Lazy Susan Gallery, New York USA, 2017
"Threaded" curated by Keren Moscovitch, Flatiron Project Space, New York, USA, 2016
"Sketch for Nothing" curated by Gisela Gueiros, Special Projects, New York, USA, 2015
"Beyond", curated by Mario Gioia, Fauna Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015
"Nest", curated by Gisela Gueiros, Special Projects, New York, USA, 2014
"Beast", curated by João Guarantani, Mercedes Viegas Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013
"Roots", curated by Raphael Fonseca, Barracão Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013
"Two People and One Hundred Places", curated by Guilherme Bueno, Mercedes Viegas Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011
"American Home", PS122 Gallery, New York, USA, 2010
"American Home", Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, USA, 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions
“Nós/Ninguém”, Casa Nova Arte e Cultura, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018 (February)
“LAND+BODY= Escape”, curated by Tatiane Schilaro, Miami, USA, 2018 (March)
“Image as Object”, Sotheby’s Institute, New York, USA, 2017
“Fragmento, In-Process”, curated by Tatiane Schilaro, Brooklyn Brush Gallery, Brooklyn, USA, 2017
“O Silêncio Banal e a Pausa”, Centro de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2017
"Library of Love”, curated by Sandra Cinto, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, USA, 2017
"Another Gesture", curated by Cynthhia Cruz and Tatiane Rosa, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, USA, 2017
"Alternative Facts", Friday Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, USA, 2017
"Displacement", curated Gabriela Davies, Jacarandá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2017
"Neither-Nor: Abstract Landscapes, Portraits and Still Lifes", curated by Paula Terra-Neale, Terra-Arte Gallery, UK 2017
"Displacement", curated by Gabriela Davies, Ugly Duck's Off Quay, London, 2017
"Mutable Archives", curated by Gabriela Davies, Gallery 32, London, UK, 2016
"Gabinete Contemporâneo de Curiosidades", curated by Marco Antonio Portela, Galeria Oriente, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016
"Procession", curated by Gisela Gueiros, Michael Foley gallery, New York, USA, 2016
"O Muro: Rever O Rumo", Central gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016
"Coleções 10" curated by Nessia Leonzini and Lui Lage, Luisa Strina gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015
"20", curated by Daniela Name, Mercedes Viegas gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014
Group show, Fred Giampietro gallery, New Haven, USA, 2014
Foam Talent 2014 Exhibition, East Wing Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2014
"In-dissonance", The John Slade Ely House (Center for Contemporary Art), New Haven, USA, 2014
Unseen Photo Fair, Billboard 2x2- Special Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014
Foam Talent 2014 Exhibition, L'Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France, 2014
"Eat The Food, Not Its Name", Clemente Soto Velez Center, New York, USA, 2014
"Salão de Pinturas", Mercedes Viegas Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014
"Constructions for Nowhere", Curated by Luisa Duarte, Mercedes Viegas Gallery, RJ, Brazil, 2013
New Collections Project, Orlando Lemos Gallery, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2013
10" x 10" Project, Reis Studios Gallery, New York, 2013
Coletiva12, Mercedes Viegas Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012
MACAA Members Juried Exhibition, Michigan, USA, 2012
SVA Residency show, New York, USA, 2012
Coletiva11, Mercedes Viegas Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011
"Some Place Like Home", Daniel Cooney Gallery, New York, USA, 2009

Awards and Residencies
AnnexB Residency, Brooklyn, USA, 2017
Tappan Atelier Residency, Los Angeles, USA, 2017
Special Project, ArtLima, Peru, 2017
Displacement Project Open Call, UK, 2016
Foam Talent Prize, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014
Jardim do Hermes Residency, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014
Barracão Maravilha Residency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013
SVA Summer Residency, New York, 2012
CCNY Annual Juried Competition (Honorable Mention), New York, USA, 2012
Mid-America College Art Association Open Call, Michigan, USA, 2012
3RD Ward Summer Open Call (finalist), New York, USA, 2011
Garimpo (finalist), Dasartes Magazine, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010
PS122 Prize, New York, USA, 2009

Special Projects
“Mental Object”, TAPPAN for PST LA/LA, Los Angeles, USA, 2017
“Rhythm”, Superior Elevation, Brooklyn, USA, 2017
“Palm Tree”, Unseen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014
“Outsider”, ArtLima, Lima, Peru, 2017
“Another Time”, Red Bull Music Academy, Brazil, 2017
“Outro Tempo”, Music From Memory (Record Label), Worldwide, 2017

Calmon-Stock, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
NYU, New York, USA
Photography Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
Charles Dee Mitchell collection, Texas, USA

Solo show “Escape” at Prattfolio, published by Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Fall/Winter 2017
Interview “The Mind of a Creative Inspiration” for Mind Magazine, NYC, October 2017
Exclusive artwork “Water Territory” featured at Calling Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 2017
Artwork “Red” published at Volkskrant Magazine, The Netherlands, September 23rd 2017
Featured in the article “9 artists to Watch in August”, Artspace, August 2017
Interview by Nini Ferrari for Project Curadoria, May 2017
"Fora do Lugar 07" published on Vogue Magazine (Brazil), February issue, 2017
Interview by Kate Mpothes for Young Space, January 2017
"Borderless 1" featured in the article "What's New?" at Foam Magazine, issue 45, September 2016
My exhibition "Threaded" in the article "Summer Therapy: New York Loves Brazilian Art Right Now, If These Thirty-Five Artists Showing This Season Are Any Indication" by Tatiane Schilaro at www.newcitybrasil.com, USA, August 2016
"Roots" project featured on the article "Fantasy of Perception" at Yuca Magazine, Colombia, July 2016
"Broken Utopia" piece featured on the article "New Vision: Reflecting The World" at IMA Magazine, Japan, May 2016
Alice was one of eight artists picked to create an artwork for the article "O Infinito" (Infinity) published at Serafina Magazine (Folha de São Paulo newspaper), São Paulo, Brazil, May 2016
"A Few Questions for Alice Quaresma, Brooklyn's Twombly-Loving Photo-Doodler" interview for Artspace by Dylan Kerr, March 2016
"Beyond" project (portfolio of the month) published at New Dawn Magazine, Netherlands, January 2016
"Nest" project published at Musée Magazine, New York, USA, November 2015
"Beasts" Project featured on the feature movie "Pequeno Dicionário Amoroso 2", directors Sandra Werneck e Mauro Farias, 2015
Article about my artwork and process, "Alice Quaresma: Innovative Image making", by Jade Moyano, Trendland Magazine, October 2015
Interview for Gisela Gueiros "RJ-NYC", Joyce Pascowitch Magazine, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2015
Article about my solo show Além (Beyond) "At solo show, artist deconstruct photographs", written by Daigo Oliva, Ilustrada, Folha de São Paulo Newspaper, São Paulo, June 18th 2015
"Beyond" project featured at Serafina Magazine (Folha de São Paulo newspaper), April 26th 2015
"Roots" Project featured on the article "31 photographs that will show you the future of photography", The Huffington Post, January 1st 2015
"Travessia" Project featured on "Work in Progress", O Globo Newspaper, Brazil, 1 de dezembro de 2014
"Beasts" Project featured on IMA Magazine Vol. 10, Japan, November 2014
DASartes Magazine, October/November issue, Brazil, 2014
Gazeta do Povo Newspaper, Caderno G, September 7 2014
"Roots" Project featured on Foam Magazine Talent (September) Issue, Netherlands, 2014
Alice Quaresma featured on the article "From ArtRio to the São Paulo Biennial, Here Are 9 Brazilian Artists Under 35 You Need to Know" at Artsy, September 2014 (Read More)
Alice Quaresma's work featured on the article "New Art on the Web" at Gazeta do Povo Newspaper, Curitiba, Brazil, September 7th 2014
Alice Quaresma work featured on "Manhattan Connection" TV show at TV Globo International (Brazilian broadcasting TV channel), New York, August 30th 2014
Article on Alice Quaresma's "Beast" exhibition at Mercedes Viegas Gallery at VejaRio Magazine, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2013
Article on Alice Quaresma's "Beast" exhibition at Mercedes Viegas Gallery at O Fluminense Newspaper, November 14th 2013
Alice Quaresma interview on "RJTV" News at TV Globo (Brazilian broadcasting TV channel), Brazil, November 20th 2013
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Teaching Experience
Adjunct professor at Bergen Community College, Photography, New Jersey, USA, 2011-2013
Adjunct professor at Ramapo College, Photography Darkroom, New Jersey, USA, 2010-2012