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Antonio Obá

Born in 1983

Lives and works in Brasília, Brazil


Brazilian artist Antonio Obá investigates the erasure of Black identity from the historical, spiritual, and political narratives of Brazil. Placing Black bodies at the centre of his paintings, sculptures and performances, these figures are often positioned next to symbolic objects or scenes within Brazilian culture, revealing the biases that feed the country’s identity. Challenging the predominant imagery of white bodies within Brazil’s art history, Obá builds incredibly detailed historical tabl...Read more