Born in Maceió, Brazil, 1943
Lives and works in Maceió
Since the early 1980's, Martha Araújo's work has focused on the limits of the body, understood in both its physical and metaphorical connotations, in which anybody is invited to publicly interact with the clothes and objects produced by the artist, and frequently with other people, thus becoming, to all effects, a communal, collective body.
In 2015, Martha Araújo had her first solo exhibition at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Por um corpo cheio de vazios. In 2016 she was part of the group show Resistance Performace - Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America at the Museum Migros in Switzerland and in 2017 was chosen to be part of the important retrospective exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and with itineraries in the Brooklyn Museum, New York and Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo.