The department of Spanish and Portuguese is thrilled to welcome Ricardo Aleixo to our department as the 2022 artist-in-residence. Ricardo will spend two weeks as resident artist of our department: visiting classes, giving talks, performing, meeting students and faculty and working on his own creative production.
Ricardo Aleixo (Belo Horizonte, 1960) is an intermedia artist and researcher of literature, other arts and media. Since 1992, when he released Festim – Um disconcerto de música plastica, his debut book, he has released 14 other titles, among them, Modelos Vivos (Ed. Crisálida, 2010) and the most recent, Extraquadro (Ed. Minas/LIRA, 2021). His works mixes poetry, fictional prose, philosophy, ethnopoetics, anthropology, history, music, radio art, visual arts, video, dance, theater, performance and urban studies. His work was recently part of the exhibitions Praça da Língua e Falares (2021, Portuguese Language Museum/SP) and Carolina Maria de Jesus – A Brazil for Brazilians (2022, IMS/SP). In 2021, he was awarded the title of “Notório Saber em Letras: Estudos Literários” equivalent to the degree of doctor by the Federal University of Minas Gerais.