Jorge Menna Barreto

Jorge Menna Barreto, Restauro (32 Bienal of São Paulo), 2016. Photo: Janaina Miranda

Jorge Menna Barreto, Restauro (32 Bienal of São Paulo), 2016. Photo: Janaina Miranda

Jorge Menna Barreto, Restauro (32 Bienal of São Paulo), 2016. Photo: Janaina Miranda

Jorge Menna Barreto, Restauro (Serpentine Galleries), 2017. Photo: Joelson Bugila

Jorge Menna Barreto, Restauro (32 Bienal of São Paulo), 2016. Photo: Janaina Miranda

Jorge Menna Barreto (b. 1970, Araçatuba, Brazil) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Menna Barreto is an artist and researcher who throughout his practice has let specific sites determine what he will build and, more recently, what he will eat. Interested in agroforestry, land art, site-specificity, plant-based food and multispecies assemblageshe considers our digestive system as a sculptural tool that has the ability to shape our environment. His long-term project Restauro: environmental sculpture was first presented at the 32nd São Paulo Biennale, Brazil (2016) and travelled to the Serpentine Galleries, UK (2017). Menna Barreto is a professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and shares his research through lectures, writings and art. He is currently a resident at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Netherlands.