Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1986
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Maria Noujaim's work is born of movements conformed between sculpture and language, with investigations on form and poetry. From a practice that is born in the body and carries its own spatiality through the use of materials or drawings, the artist often creates movements and registers their symbolic correspondents through vinyl applications on the walls, in a process of body language spatialization. She recently started to develop her investigation on the forms of language by working with interpreters who perform her pieces by reading "movement scores".
Maria Noujaim holds a degree in Dance from the Angel Vianna School and a doctorate in Social History of Culture from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - PUC-RJ. She recently presented the solo exhibition "Recomeços: quatro inícios" at Galeri Jaqueline Martins (São Paulo) and participated in group exhibitions in independent and institutional spaces, such as Casamata (Rio de Janeiro), Atoms (Rio de Janeiro), Observatório (São Paulo), Oi Futuro (Rio de Janeiro), Casa França-Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro). In 2018 she was nominated for PIPA Prize (Brazil)
In 2019, Maria Noujaim was nominated for the Grants and Commissions Program, offered by the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami, EUA)