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MEANWHILE is delighted to present Crossed bodies, an exhibition by Tales Frey


Crossed Bodies brings together some of the latest works by the artist Tales Frey, through which there is the exploration of the body as a central element in the conceptions.

The artist analyzes existing codes between the individual and the object, proposing new versions and also subversions under the desire to offer critical and political positioning to those who access the content of each of their aesthetic propositions.


Bodies and garments taken by male or female and cisheteronormative social codes are mixed and, thus, present hybrid materializations. Although there is a certain standardization of bodies, we can understand their differentiation through their camouflaged gestures and physicalities and, in this way, we can intuit how unstable and unrepeatable each interiority presented.

About the artist:

TALES FREY (Catanduva-São Paulo, 1982) is a transdisciplinary artist, lives and works between Brazil and Portugal. He executes works supported by both visual and scenic arts, located at the intersection between performance art, video, photography, object, ornament and instruction. The body and performativity are motives for speculation both in his practical creations and in his academic research from undergraduate to post-doctorate.


He has presented his work in several international events and institutions. Among them: SESC in Brazil, Sattelite Art Show in New York, Musée des Abattoirs in Toulouse in France, MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Helio Oiticica Municipal Art Center in Rio de Janeiro, BienalSur in Buenos Aires, Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Center in Auckland, New Zealand, Labirynt Gallery in Poland, Defibrillator Gallery in Chicago, Galleria Moitre in Turin, Kuala Lumpur 7th Triennial - Barricade in Malaysia, The Biennial 6th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival in Thailand, including others. Some of his works permanently integrate public and private collections, among them, Serralves Museum and Biennial Museum of Cerveira in Portugal; MUNTREF - Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Pinacoteca João Nasser, Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói (MAC Niterói), MAM RJ - Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo (MAC USP) in Brazil.


Conductive Wire, 2020

About The Gestures That Survive In Us, 2020

To Be Privy - Step By Step, 2019

The Body Never Exists in Itself – 120 bps, 2020

Sissyparity, 2020

Red Carpet, 2019

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