GUAVA is an online artist-run gallery. Founded in 2019, it is a curatorial platform for exhibitions and projects made especially for the internet.

 
Mariana Destro - founder and director
Thiago Granai - chief curator

@guava.gallery
info@guava.gallery


Press

Obra Latinoamericana
Terremoto
Daily Lazy
Projects

Wisrah Villefort
23:37
May 7, 2021
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Taís Koshino
jardim | 枯山水 | garden
April 21, 2021
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Mariana Destro
Nonada (in Portuguese)
March 1, 2021
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Past Exhibitions

Auguste Montini, bellavirus, Fernanda Schmidt, Jerônimo de Moraes, Lídice, Manoela Morgado, Patrícia Abbott, Romulo Barros, Taís Koshino, Theo Tajes, Thiago Granai
“Noclip”
Curated by Gabriela Maciel and Mariana Destro
June 15, 2022
with TAL
tal.art.br

Auguste Montini, bellavirus, Cryptonudes, Edu Moreira, Estelle Flores, Gabriela Maciel, Gean Guilherme, Jéssica Luz, KOSHA, Lídice, Marcelo Pinel, Mariana Destro, Patrícia Abbott, Sandro Miccoli, Taís Koshino, Terra Assunção
“estado de coisas” (state of affairs)
Curated by Thiago Granai
April 28 — August 31, 2022
with BICA
bicaplataforma.com

Álvaro de Santana
“Voltas na Fita” (Loops on the Tape)
December 13, 2021 — January 9, 2022
guava.gallery

Cactus x GUAVA
“Come and devour me, eat your own flesh”
November 9, 2021
GUAVA hosted by Casa Voa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Wisrah Villefort
“(S)”
Curated by Thiago Granai
May 7 — 28, 2021
GUAVA hosted by deCurators
Brasilia, Brazil
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Fernanda Azou
“Eu faço das tripas coração” (I bend over backwards to love you)
Curated by Gisele Lima
December 17, 2020 — January 17, 2021
Instagram

Rodrigo D'Alcântara
“Autodeclarações” (Self-declarations)
Curated by Mariana Destro
November 12 — December 6, 2020
Instagram

Florah Bahri, Guinho Nascimento, Júlia Godoy, Jonas Van, Laura Fraiz, Mariana Destro, Sallisa Rosa, Wisrah Villefort, Yná Kabe Rodríguez
“Translation”
Curated by Thiago Granai
May 28 — June 28, 2020
Instagram

Taís Koshino
“Voragem” (Maelstrom)
May 7 — 24, 2020
Instagram

Rafael da Escóssia
“Desastres políticos de autoajuda ou algumas correntes de zap para o fim do mundo” (Political self-help disasters or Whatsapp chain letters for the end of the world)
Curated by Yná Kabe Rodríguez
April 16 — May 3, 2020
Instagram

Bento Ben Leite, Iah Bahia, Jan Araújo, Laura Fraiz, Lídice, Luisa Callegari, Luiz Ferreira, Malena Stefano, Nino, Roberta de Oliveira, Romulo Barros, Yná Kabe Rodríguez
“lista”
Curated by Mariana Destro
June 28 — August 2, 2019
Instagram


Cactus x GUAVA
“Come and devour me, eat your own flesh”
November 9, 2021
GUAVA hosted by Casa Voa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On November 9, 2021, Cactus teamed up with GUAVA for a phygital pop-up installation as a preview of the next Cactus issue. The installation Come and devour me, eat your own flesh consists of grow light, adhesive vinyl, a 3D object inserted through AR (augmented reality) and 26 tropical plants, set up in a 400 x 250 x 230 cm space at Casa Voa, Rio de Janeiro. It revolves around decolonization and the exercise of subverting cartesian notions by presenting elements like grow lights and tropical plants as a metaphor for the unsubmissive nature that insists on growing inside aseptic places such as the art gallery. The adhesive vinyl is both a provocation and an invitation, an irony based on the fact that anthropophagy has been historically weaponized by the colonization project to hierarchize bodies and beings in order to oppress and control. In its center, a 3D poster of Cactus next issue cover, a digital object that occupies the physical space of the installation as a ghost present in the violet spectrum.

Cactus is a Milan-based creative direction and consultancy practice conceiving images, spaces, campaigns, objects, and films. Founded in 2015 as a Fashion magazine, Cactus now represents the most stimulating experience of creative culture. With a focus on publishing, art direction, and imagery at large, Cactus acts as a multifunctional creative studio with a distinctive curatorial approach.

All images courtesy and copyright of the artists and the space. Photos by Felipe Diniz.