Bete Marques

Bete Marques incorporates into her artistic practice the use of everyday objects. With that language, she creates bold assemblies inspired by the visual plasticity of South American slums which promotes an intense exploration of pigments and shapes.


Clad in light and color, and sometimes escorted by small hand-ignited music boxes, her installations reflect the social reality of many of the cities in her home country.


Through them, Bete Marques explores themes such as ecology, global migrations, socioeconomic structures, and identity.


The monumental slums, produced from ephemeral materials, concretize the artist's gaze on Brazilian social reality and popular culture. They integrate the image of a living and material structure, whose understanding depends on the historical analysis of local and global urban development.