ANNA BELLA GEIGER
Born in 1933, Geiger belongs to a generation of Brazilians who endured extensive political and economic hardship, which has made her fully aware of the importance and pitfalls of producing art with political overtones. Her interest in politics might be described (to use Roland Barthes' expression) as "discreet, but obsessed." While critical interrogation is a vital part of Geiger's outlook on life, she treats art as a reflective endeavor to draw an inclusive mappa mundi, on which Brazil occupies a central position as a heterogeneous "planet" magically yet very concretely floating out there.
Her works were exhibited, among others, at Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), Sao Paulo, Brasil (recently in 2006), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, NL (2005). Her recent individual exhibition was presented at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo in 2004.
Public collections include: Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna São Paulo, and National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
In the US, Geiger is represented by the Tepper Takayama Fine Arts in Boston, MA.
Read the article by Marek Bartelik, Anna Bella Geiger; paco imperial - Rio De Janeiro, ArtForum, January 2004