Fefa Românova is a self-taught artist from Brazil. Growing up in the Amazon, she was introduced to folkloric culture, not only in stories, but also through ritual dances she took part in throughout grade school. Images of river mermaids swimming through aquatic plants and giant native women, larger than life, sprung to her mind. Her studies in theater, beginning in 2007, revived her interest in the folk stories and characters of her childhood. She began drawing and painting, creating a dialogue with these characters. She hoped to not only rescue them from the past, but to invent a new aesthetic and spiritual existence, one with its own mythology. Working with varied materials and media, she seeks to fill spaces with a storyline, one in which simplified human physiognomy, animal forms, and bold abstract lines mesh and morph into one another, resulting in a loose interpretation of otherworldly imagery.

Fefa currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY.

 

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UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION

2017 - November 14th / Mirror's Inhabitants/ BRIC ARTS MEDIA curated by Elizabeth Ferrer               Brooklyn/NY

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017 - ARTEXPONEWYORK2017/ Duetto Gallery/ Pier94/ New York 

2017 - Synopsis of an Urban Memoir curated by Larissa Ferreira/ Andrew Freeman Home                 Bronx /NY

2016 - Forbbiden Fruit / Fort Tilden National Recreation Area curated by Gregory J. Snyder and Larry Ossei-Mensah / Queens / NY

2015 - Grand Salon Show / Greenpoint Gallery - Brooklyn/NY

2014 - FilaAc - Feira Independente de Arte Contemporânea - São Paulo/ Brazil

2012 - Regents Canal  Festival curated by Brasiliality / Art Pavilion - London/UK

2011 - ArtParis ArtFair curated by SaatchiArt / GrandPalais - Paris/ France

2011 - Burn Out / BrickLane Gallery -  London/Uk

2010 - Farewell - Galeria Olho d'Agua - Brasilia/ Brazil.

AWARDS

2016 - Granted artist by NEA - National Endowment for the Arts

ART RESIDENCY

2016 - Bushwick Open Studios by ANNEXB at Brooklyn Brush