Alessandra Duarte (São Paulo, 1984) is a visual artist, musician, and educator. In her artistic practice, she explores ideas of permanence and transience through painting, soundscapes, videos, and site-specific installations. She is interested in color as a transforming agent, often placing it in relation to landscape, sound, and everyday environments.
In 2007 she received her BA in Fine Arts and Art History from Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY). Since then she has participated in exhibitions in São Paulo, New York, Fortaleza, Buenos Aires, Itajaí, João Pessoa, and Goiânia, among others. Since 2011 she has been the guitarist and composer in the instrumental all-female band, Ema Stoned.
In 2021, Alessandra took part in the Mirante Xique-Xique artist residency in the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia researching the extraction processes of natural pigments and landscapes of the abyss. In 2019, she took part in the SOMSOCOSMOS sound residency in rural Rio de Janeiro, where she explored the affective relationships between color and sound through the interdisciplinary project, Lazule. In 2018, she recorded the album "Phenomena" with renowned Japanese guitarist Makoto Kawabata, focusing on the encounter as a transitional space for collective creation. In 2017, she took part in the project "Tangos Brasileiros" (Brazilian Tangos), awarded by ProacSP Artes Integradas, which sought to rescue the poetic roots of South America in a dialog between dance, music, and visual arts. In 2015, together with four other artists, she took part in the residency and exhibition "Somewhere between the Earth and Home" at Oficina Cultural de Andrade (São Paulo) blurring the lines of authorship. In the same year, he took part in the "Landscape Laboratory" residency in Starnmeer, Holland, where he developed a series of works dealing with the transitory and determining characteristics of the wind.