Duda Penteado believes in the transformative power of art. He sees beauty, composition and style as fundamental to human expression. His work creates “artistic symphonies” that improve society, empower individuals, and inspires creativity, love and hope.
An art educator, cultural activist and lifelong student of human experiences, Penteado practices “artivism” to expose national and global social issues. His artwork reflects historical and artistic perspectives of peace, globalization, diaspora and dual citizenship.
For the last 20 years, he has created paintings and sculptures in response to geopolitical and social phenomena. Through the use of collage, montage, assemblage, readymades and media pranks, Penteado pushes the boundaries of the status quo in his installations.
Duda Penteado believes in the transformative power of art. He sees beauty, composition and style as When creating public art projects, Penteado engages people at every level of the community in the intellectual and creative process. Together, they orchestrate the design and presentation of elaborate, meaningful murals—a combination of visual poetry and cultural dissent that invites discourse, encourages reflection and evokes re/action.
An internationally-renowned fine artist, filmmaker, performer and cultural visionary, Penteado shares time and space between Brazil and the United States. His multidisciplinary work has been exhibited in galleries, cultural institutions and museums throughout the two countries as well as in Europe.