Bio and CV

mayra sérgio

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 de-colonialising procedures of selfhood through a sensorial scope.

Her work has been featured in Frame Magazine and the New York Times amongst other publications. The artist has received the Stipendium for Emerging Artists by the Mondriaan Fonds in 2018, and her current project "Performing Loss" is also supported by the institution. 


2016 BA of Arts in Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL) 

2008 BA in Cinema Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro (BR) 

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

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 EmergingArtist

2018 -2019 AFK – Project Grant

2018 LAM/Van de Broek Foundation - Exhibition grant

Selected press & publications

2020 Als niemand aan je vraagt iets te maken - Jonge kunst op Art Rotterdam 2020, Mister Motley

2017 Refugees Confront the Past Through Art, at a Pop-Up Museum, New York Times. 

2017 Smells Like Home, Frame Magazine. July/August Edition. 

2017 Verliefd op Nederland, Financieele Dagblad – Persoonlijk,  01 October. 

2017 Brazilian artist, Mayra Sérgio's coffee sculptures for Gaggenau, Lux Magazine.

2017 Bakkie Steen, DUDE - Dutch Designers Magazine, Spring Edition. 

2016 This Art Fair 2016,  Mister Motley. 

2016 Sensorial Shelter, Stichting Simulacrum. Year 25, Number 1. Article written by the artist. 


2020 KABK, Den Haag (NL) 


2019 URCA University, Ceará (BR)

© Mayra Sérgio, 2020