Beatriz Milhazes

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Beatriz Milhazes
Beatriz Milhazes - Popeye - 2008.jpg
Popeye, acrylic on canvas, 2008
Born Beatriz Milhazes
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[1]
Nationality Brazilian
Known for Painter
Movement Modernism

Beatriz Milhazes (born 1960) is a Brazilian artist. She is known for her work juxtaposing Brazilian cultural imagery and references to western Modernist painting.


The daughter of a lawyer and an art historian, Milhazes was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1960.[2] She studied social communication at Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso (FACHA), Rio de Janeiro from 1978 to 1981 and studied at the School of Visual Arts (Escola de Artes Visuais - EAV) of Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro from 1980 to 1982.[1]

Milhazes has had solo and group exhibitions in a number of museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. From 4-21 July 2009, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris presented a major exhibition of her work.[1]

Milhazes' paintings are in the permanent collections in many institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art,[3] the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Banco Itaú, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.[1]

Milhazes is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London[4] and James Cohan Gallery, New York.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Artist Bio / Biblio". James Cohan Gallery. 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ RES, "Interview with Beatriz Milhazes", May 2008
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  4. ^ "Beatriz Milhazes". Stephen Friedman Gallery. 


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