Public Engagement


Maré de Dentro: Life in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

Maré de Dentro is an art exhibit which documents resident life in Complexo da Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest group of favelas (informal urban neighborhoods). The exhibit incorporates a series of visual projects produced through the collaboration of Henrique Silva, a Brazilian activist from Maré, Antonello Veneri, an Italian photojournalist, and Nadia Sussman, an American videographer. The photographic component is comprised of family portraits that capture the diverse familial configurations inside (“dentro”) Maré’s homes. Another series of photographs and several short films document the occupation of Maré by 2,500 military soldiers ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Overall, the exhibit intends to represent the dignity of favela residents and their diverse human, familial, and urban identities.

  • Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College, Red Hook, NY, February 1 – February 28, 2019
  • Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, March 5 – May 5, 2019

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