Amanda Maciel Antunes

resides in LA. born, São Paulo, 1987
antunesama@gmail.com
@damadesign
+001.617.803.1454 // Studio Residency at The Mine Artspace 300 S. Anderson st., LA 90033

Artist Statement
My work encompasses the process of altering messages and interpretations of identity and
distance, given my own experience of migration from the places both in my past and future. I
create paintings, performance and site-specific installation taking into consideration the correlation between information and a nuanced idea of language, identity and landscape patterns that are particularly influenced by the thoughts’
creation and interactions.

About the Artist
Amanda Maciel Antunes was born and raised in the countryside of the state of São Paulo,
Brazil. Since moving to the USA in 2009, Amanda has been developing a self-taught practice in multidisciplinary works including installation, painting, performance, assemblage, costuming and writing. 

Shows
2017 | MEMORYHOUSE, installation and live performance, CHAPTER II, The Mine Artspace Studio Night, Los Angeles, CA
2017 | MEMORYHOUSE, installation and live performance, CHAPTER I, ARTOPIA at Union Station, Los Angeles, CA
2017 | ADRIFTinstallation, Nous Tous Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 | AUTOPSICOGRAFIAinstallation and performance, The Moon Huts, Los Angeles, CA
2017 | SKELETON WOMEN, solo show, Lobby Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 | SALON, group show, The Roach Hotel and Casino, Los Angeles, CA
2016 | UNTIL DEATH IT'S ALL LIVING, live performance, Montserrat DTLA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 | FIGURA, mural and installation/performance, No Se Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 | SEVEN, Annunciate performance, Montserrat Art Galleries, Boston, MA
2013 | OH SNAP PHOTO GROUP SHOW, Fourth Wall Projects, Boston, MA
2012 | SPIRITED, group show, Fourth Wall Projects, Boston, MA
2012 | SPIRITED, group show, Lilypad Gallery, Cambridge, MA
 

Special Projects/Awards/Residencies
2017 | Artist-In-Residence, The Mine Artspace, MA

2017 | Guest Artist, Le-pop up, Venice, CA

2017 | Founder and Co-Organizer, Nasty Women LA, organization for women in the Arts, nastywomenla.org

2016 | Lenny Letter #askyourmother with Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham, commissioned painting for a story about abortion pre Roe v Wade. 

2016 | COTIDIANO, mural project with Objetivo, São Paulo, Brazil
2016 | PAINTED WARDROBE, Echo Society, Los Angeles, CA

2014-2015 | In residence artist/assistant to painter Michael Costello Studio, Boston

2014 | Guest speaker, Spirited Magazine at Fourth Wall, Dystopia Issue
2013 | Guest speaker, Massachussetts College of Art & Design, Dystopia
2011-2015 | Founder and Creative Director of Spirited Magazine, an arts and cultural magazine, Boston, MA
2012 | Artist-In-Residence, Makeshift Boston, MA

Press

LA Weekly, Nasty Women LA, Eva Recinos
Boston Area Galleries, The Boston Globe, Cait McQuaid
Elliot Norton Awards Winner for Outstanding Design, The Flick by Annie Baker, Company One

Education
Studied Costume Design at Universidade de Belas Artes, São Paulo, Brazil