MARILA DARDOT
Lucas Artists Fellow

Marilá Dardot’s expansive and interdisciplinary oeuvre, which includes video, installation, sculpture, photographs, prints, paintings, actions, and large-scale and site-specific installations, often involves language, literature and the written word as a visual or conceptual element. Her work explores many themes but often examines the relationship between language, memory and loss. In recent projects she has explored the failure of political rhetoric and the erasure of speech through censorship.  Dardot’s work is held in the permanent collections of Inhotim, Coleção Gilberto Chateuabriand, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museu de Arte da Pampulha and Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães in Brazil, as well as the Madeira Corporate Services Contemporary Art Collection (MCS Collection) in Madeira, Portugal and The Sayago & Pardon Collection in Los Angeles. She participated in the 27th and 28th Bienal de São Paulo, in 2006 and 2010, and the Frieze Art Fair in 2013. Recent solo shows include Bienvenidos, Arredondo \ Arozarena, Mexico City, Mexico (2017) and Marilá Dardot: Interdito, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal (2017). Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Dardot currently lives and work in Lisbon, Portugal.