Artist Statement

My work is a learning tool for myself, it's how I recognize patterns, voices, stories, myths and characters. It's a way I find to write down things I don't want to forget.

Each element of my work, once finished, always asks for more and points me to other questions to be resolved and elements to be learned and explored.

These subjects that touch me are often related to mystical, metaphysical and psychic issues within a post-colonial reality. These characters that sail through my imagination sometimes come into the world in the form of clothing, in search of bodies to inhabit them. However, without the activation of these bodies they also exist in their sculptural and installation form, always pointing to possible feminist and non-binary futures.

The work developed here reflects celestial bodies and the influences of these archetypes on our everyday stories.

Maria Konder

b. 1982, Rio de Janeiro.