Bio and CV

mayra sérgio

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

Previously, she studied Cinema and worked for 5 years as a Set Designer in Brazil. Through her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, she was able to combine the sense of narrative acquired on her previous practice with the Dutch approach to material research. Her work investigates identity, memory and immigration through a sensorial scope.

Her work has been featured at Frame Magazine and the New York Times amongst other publications.

The artist has been awarded the Mondriaan Founds Young Talent Grant in 2018 and her current project "Performing Loss" is also supported by the institution. 


2016  BA of Arts in Design, Inter-Architecture Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.

2008  BA in Cinema, Universidade Federal Fluminense Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


2019 - 2020 Mondriaan Fonds - Project Grant

2018-2019 Mondriaan Fonds – Young Talent Grant

2018 -2019 AFK – Project Grant

2018 - LAM/Van de Broek Foundation


2020 Prospects & Concepts, Rotterdam (NL)


2019 ISOamsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)

2018 In collaboration with KHURTOVA / BOURLANGES at Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 Frame Magazine and Gaggenau, London (UK)


2018 The Explore Store, Rotterdam (NL)

2017 Tijdlijk Museum at Bijlmerbajes, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 REVERB & RESIDUE at Radion, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 Ventura Lembrate, Milan (IT)

2017 Talente 2017, Munich (GE)

2017 Object at Art Rotterdam Week, Rotterdam (NL)

2016 This Art Fair at 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 at  Radion, Amsterdam (NL)

2015 Disclosing  at Castrum Perigrini, Amsterdam (NL)

2014 Anticipated Decay at Service Garage, Amsterdam (NL)

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