Regina Parra

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Regina Parra (B. 1984, São Paulo) is a Brazilian artist who lives and works in New York City.

Parra's practice is mostly cross-disciplinary, for the past fifteen years she has been working between painting, video, sculpture, writing, performance, and choreography. Her production has been increasing scale over the years, and seeking an installation dimension, towards the creation of a total environment that encouraged her to work with collaborators in other fields of creativity, such as dance, music, costume design, and cinema. What brings all those elements together is theater, her first area of activity. Before entering the visual arts, she worked for Brazilian theater director Antunes Filho as his assistant director. This experience formed a deep connection with the performing arts, especially Greek tragedy, that remains with her.

As a female artist from Brazil, where the rate of violence against women is heartbreakingly high, it is also vital for Parra to centralize a critical feminist position in her practice. Much of her work is centered on woman's social body—as a place of affirmation and potential power. Parra's research rests at the intersection of colonialism and capitalism and their lasting injustices and historical violence toward women.

Her work has been shown at institutions such as the Jewish Museum, in New York (USA), MACBA-Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (SPA), Mana Contemporary in Chicago (USA), Americas Society in New York (US), Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (ITA), Centre d'Art Contemporain d'Ivry (FRA), and Museu Nacional de Lisboa (POR). Most recently, in April of 2023, she held a solo exhibition at Pinacoteca de São Paulo (BRA).

Parra was awarded the 3M Public Art Award (2018), SP-Art Fair Prize (2017), Joaquim Nabuco Foundation's Video Award (2011) and Videobrasil Award (2011).


Master of Arts in Art History, guidance Lisette Lagnado, FASM, São Paulo 

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, FAAP, São Paulo 

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris 

CPT - Center for Theatrical Research, guidance Antunes Filho, São Paulo

Solo Shows

2024 (Forthcoming) Solo Show. GALERIE MIGHELA SHAMA. Geneva (CH)

2023 Pagan. Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo. Curated by Ana Maria Maia. São Paulo (BRA)

2022 The Deviant. Galeria Jaqueline Martins. Curated by Catarina Duncan. Brussels (BE)

2020 O possível no impossível. Public Art. Commissioned by São Paulo municipality. São Paulo (BRA)

2019 Bacchae. Galeria Millan. São Paulo (BRA)

2019 For a geography of proximity. Curated by Josue Mattos. Museum of Santa Catarina (BRA)

2019 Still I Rise, curated by Galciani Neves, Fundação Marcos Amaro, Itu (BRA)

2018 Regina Parra Video Works. Curated by Joao Aires. O Sitio, Florianopolis (BRA)

2016 Why are you trembling, woman?. Curated by Moacir dos Anjos. Galeria Millan. São Paulo (BRA)

2014 It is possible, but not right now. Curated by Ana Maria Maia. Pivô, São Paulo (BRA)

2011 Behind the Windows. Programa de Exposições do Centro Cultural. São Paulo (BRA)

2011 Eldorado. Galeria Leme. São Paulo (BRA)

2010 Eldorado. Prêmio Trajetórias. Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. Recife (BRA)

2009 Rumour. Galeria Leme. São Paulo (BRA)

2009 Mise-en-scene. Temporada de Projetos do Paço das Artes. São Paulo (BRA)

Group Shows (selected)

2024 Art Brussels. GALERIE MIGHELA SHAMA. Brussels (BE)

2023 Colección MACBA. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. Barcelona (ESP)

2023 Tropisme Équateur. Le Credac. Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry. Ivry-sur-seine (FR)

2023 The Living Room: We are Two Abysses. Curated by Marina Romiszowska & Balthazar Lovay. artgenève. Geneva (CH) 

2023 Meu corpo: território de disputa. Galeria Nara Roesler. São Paulo (BRA)

2022 Ophelia. Americas Society. New York City (NY)

2022 Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia. Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry. Miami (FL)

2021 Tactics of Disappearance. Curated by Nathalia Lavigne. Paço das Artes. São Paulo (BRA)

2021 My Home/ Your Home. Curated by Ysabel Pinyol. Home Gallery. New York City (NY)

2021 Longing for Something. Curated by Cydney Williams. Mana Contemporary. Jersey City (NJ)

2021 Biblioteca Floresta. Curated by Galciani Neves. Sesc Belenzinho. São Paulo (BRA) 

2021 Boundaries. Curated by Alex Cao. VillageOne. New York City (NY)

2020 Loop Festival. Galeria Senda. Barcelona (ESP)

2020 Beyond Appearances: Women Looking at Women. Curated by Alice Le Campion. Kunstraum. New York City (NY)

2020 Conflitos. insurgências e resistências. SESC Santana. São Paulo (BRA)

2020 É preciso continuar. FAMA Museum. Itu (BRA)

2019 Feminist Histories. Curated by Isabella Rjeille. MASP Museum of São Paulo. São Paulo (BRA)

2019 Pinacoteca: recent acquisitions. Curated by Jochen Volz. Pinacoteca. São Paulo (BRA)

2019 Panorama da Arte Brasileira. Curated by Julia Rebouças. MAM. Museum of Modern Art. São Paulo (BRA)

2019 What I really want to tell you…. Curated by  Jennifer Inacio and Flavia Macuco. Atchugarry Art Center. Miami (FL)

2019 Arte Atual. Curated by Paulo Miyada. Tomie Ohtake Institute- São Paulo (BRA)

2019 Eco Shifters. Curated by Deborah Hirsch. Fondazione Fabricca del Cioccolato. Blenio Valley (CH) 2018 Brazil: Knife in the flesh. Curated by Jacopo Crivelli. Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea. Milan (IT)

2018 Holes in Maps, Curated by Juliana Steiner. 601 Artspace. New York City (NY)

2018 Verzuimd Braziel. Curated by Josué Mattos. Prêmio Marcantonio Vilaça. National Museum, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)

2018 Desmedida, curated by Diego Matos, Galeria Zipper, São Paulo, Brasil 

2018 Biblioteca: Floresta. Curated by Galciani Neves. MARP. Museum of Ribeirão Preto. Ribeirão Preto (BRA)

2018 Olho tentacular. Curated by Alessandra Bergamaschi. MAM. Museum of Modern Art. Rio de Janeiro (BRA)

2018 Olho chamado realista: Curated by Alessandra Bergamaschi & Vanina Saracino. SESC MINAS. Tiradentes (BRA)

2017 FUSO – International Video Art Festival. Curated by Lisette Lagnado. National Museum of Art. Lisbon (PT) 

2017 Say the Same Thing. Curated by Giovanna Bragaglia & Miwa Negoro. OnCurating Project Space. Zurich (CH) 

2017 Travessias 5: Emergência. Curated by Moacir dos Anjos. Galpão Bela Maré. Rio de Janeiro (BRA)


2018 3M Public Art Award, São Paulo 

2017 SP_Art Fair Prize, São Paulo 

2011 Video Award, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife 

2011 VideoBrasil Prize, São Paulo 

2006 First Prize Visual Arts Annual FAAP, São Paulo 



2024 (Forthcoming) GALERIE MIGHELA SHAMA

2021 Monira Foundation Residency Program, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey 

2020 The Watermill Center Residency Program, Watermill 

2019 Annex_B, New York 

2018 Residency Unlimited, New York 

2014 Pivô Residency Program, São Paulo 

2009 Red Bull House of Art, São Paulo 



MACBA_Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

MASP_Museum of São Paulo 

Pinacoteca de São Paulo 

FAMA Museum 

Associaçao Cultural Videobrazil

Fundacao Joaquim Nabuco Recife

Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz

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