Vol 4 No 1 (2023)
Histories and Politics of the Bienal de São Paulo

Women Sculptors Awarded at the First São Paulo Biennials and the Building of Artistic Recognition. The Cases of Maria Martins and Mary Vieira

Marina Mazze Cerchiaro



− Abstract
This article examines the awards given to women sculptors at the first São Paulo Biennials (1951-1965), with a focus on the participation of Maria Martins and Mary Vieira, two award-winning Brazilian sculptors who have very different trajectories and productions. Understanding the biennials as a legitimizing sphere and a social network that brings together people, objects, and institutions, I aim to demonstrate how these events were important in building the artistic recognition of Maria Martins and Mary Vieira.
− Keywords
women artists, awards, artistic recognition, sculpture