Aline Xavier

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Belo Horizonte, Brazil


2020, 2021


Apr 2022 - July 2022

Dez 2022 - Mar 2023

Photo: Denis Vostirkov

Photo: Denis Vostirkov

Born in Belo Horizonte/Brazil in 1984.

Aline Xavier is an artist and filmmaker working in a variety of media, including video, photography, sculpture, and installation. Starting from ideas of proximity and interference, she activates networks of people and places in her practice, intersecting art-making with other knowledge fields such as cultural heritage and personal and collective memory. Her interest in contemporary sociopolitical issues seeks to dismantle received logic and hierarchies, destabilizing hegemonic practices and paradigms to foster alternative critical and creative perspectives.

After graduating with a degree in social communication and cinema from the Federal University of Minas Gerais/Brazil, she studied contemporary art: curatorship and criticism at the Inhotim Art Institute and the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. She is part of the network of emerging filmmakers Berlinale Talents and was a fellow at the Flaherty Seminar in the US.

Aline Xavier is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Prêmio Foco Bradesco ArtRio and the 19th Videobrasil Art Prize. She has also participated in various arts residencies, including Instituto Sacatar (Brazil), Skissernas Museum (Sweden), Thami Mniele (Netherlands), Kooshk Residency (Iran) and was a guest artist at the Central Saint Martins Performance Lab at SESC 24 (Brazil).

Her works have been exhibited in museums and at art venues and film festivals, including Refazenda: Banquete Boa Esperança at the Inhotim Art Institute/Brazil, Mulheres na Coleção do MAR at the Museu de Arte do Rio/Brazil, Somos Muitxs at Solar dos Abacaxis/Brazil, Bienal de Arte Digital at Oi Futuro Flamengo, the Museu de Arte da Pampulha/Brazil and Mostra de Cinema de Tiradente/Brazil, Conversas em Gondwana at Centro Cultural São Paulo/Brazil, Tell Freedom at Kunsthal Kade/Netherlands, Exhibition Match at A4 Arts Foundation and Line in The Sand at the Zeitz Museum/South Africa.

She is the founder of the experimental cinema and art studio 88 Arte (2006–present) and is a former member and co-founder of Brazil’s first independent art and technology lab Marginalia+Lab (2009–2012).

Photo: Denis Vostirkov

Photo: Denis Vostirkov