Bel Barcellos

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born in Boston (EUA), she has a Performing Arts degree in Rio de Janeiro and a Master Performing arts degree with honors from the University of Hull, England. As a starting point, Bel Barcello’s research has the human figure and its dualities; however, these aren’t the only core of her work. Her universe refers to a complex particular territory, where the embroidered lines let arise limits, choices, division of affections, nuances of human relationships, the threshold between dream and reality.

She has presented her artwok in museums and cultural centers, Brazil and abroad, since 1995. Highlights: solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro (1995); the Research Center of Brazilian Maputo, Mozambique (1997); the Museum of the Republic of Rio de Janeiro (1998). Between the years 2005 and 2009, her solo exhibition “Alvas, nearly souls” has toured countless cultural centers, covering many cities in Brazil: The Post Office Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro; Olinda Museum of Contemporary Art, SESC Petropolis and The Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, São Paulo. Lately, she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, published by ROCCO in 2012.