Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Cinthia Marcelle was awarded the Bolsa Pampulha bursary and selected for the residency program in Cape Town Very Real Time, where she developed her first photographic series, Capa Morada, show at the IX Lyon’s Biennial (2007). Between 2004-2005 she produced some videos inserted in the urban circuit, amongst them Confronto, wich was an award winning video at the V Mostra do Programa de Exposições do CCSP (2005), shown at the IX Havana’s Biennial (2006) and at the collection MAM na Oca (2006).
From 2006 onwards, she started to get international projection due to the International Prize for Performance of Trento (2006) where she came in first place. In the years to follow, she turned her research to the invention of images of synthesis, such as in the Fonte 193, shown at the Panorama da Arte Brasileira (2007-2008) and also at the collective show Nova Arte Nova (2008).
She produced individual projects at the Galeria Box4 (2007) , Ikon Gallery (2008), Sprovieri Progetti (2009). Also in 2009, she was awarded the Gasworks/TrAIN residency in London which resulted in an exhibition at the Camberwell College of Arts. In 2010, Cinthia takes part of the 29th São Paulo’s Biennial, was one of the finalists for the Prêmio PIPA and won the main prize at the Future Generation Art Prize in Ukraine. Currently she lives and works in Belo Horizonte.
Cinthia has had solo exhibitions in South America and Europe too, and recently been commissioned as Projects 105 to presents Education by Stone (2016), a new site-specific installation in MoMA PS1’s Duplex Gallery. She participated with At the Risk of the Real in the 11th Sharjah Biennial (2015) and showed her installation Dust Never Sleeps in the Sezession, Vienna (2014). In 2006, she was the recipient of the International Prize for Performance for her work Gray Demonstration (2006). In 2010, she was awarded the Future Generation Prize.
In 2017, she was the artist selected to represent Brazil at the Venice Biennale with the installation “Hunting ground”, specially commissioned for the occasion.