Mayra Sérgio

Bio + CV

Mayra Sérgio was born in Rio de Janeiro and is currently based in Amsterdam.

Sérgio studied Cinema and worked for 5 years as a Set Designer in Brazil until she moved to the Netherlands in 2013. Through her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, she was able to combine the sense of narrative acquired by her previous practice with the Dutch approach of material research. Her work investigates decolonising procedures of selfhood through a sensorial scope.

Sérgio's work has been featured in Frame Magazine and the New York Times amongst other publications.


2016 BA in Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)
2008 BA in Cinema Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

Current Exhibitions

2021 Moving Stories, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen (NL)

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Landscape Crossing an Ocean, ISO, Amsterdam (NL)
2018 Wetter than Wet, Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Sensorial Shelter, Frame magazine at Gaggenau, London (UK)

Group Exhibitions

2021 Doing the Stuff with the Thing, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)
2020 Project Space, Nieuw en Meer, Amsterdam (NL)
2020 Prospects & Concepts, ArtRotterdam, (NL)
2019 Gyeonggi Ceramic Biennale, Gyeonggi (SKR)
2019 Dead Darlings, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)
2018 This Art Fair at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (NL)
2018 The Explore Store, Rotterdam (NL)
2017 Tijdelijk Museum, Bijlmerbajes, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 REVERB & RESIDUE, Radion, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Ventura Lembrate, Milan (IT)
2017 Talente 2017, Messe München, Munich (DE)
2017 Object, Art Rotterdam Week, Rotterdam (NL)
2016 This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Kunstlijn Haarlem, Haarlem (NL)
2016 Verborgen Stegen Festival, Schiedam (NL)
2016 The Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL)
2016 Borders & Migrations, Radion, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 Disclosing, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam (NL)


2019–2020 Mondriaan Fonds, Project Grant
2018–2019 Mondriaan Fonds, Stipendium For Emerging Artist
2018–2019 AFK, Project Grant
2018 LAM/Van de Broek Foundation, Exhibition Grant


2020–2022 KABK, Den Haag (NL)


2019 URCA University, Ceará (BR)