As part of Pivô’s 2015 Exhibition Programme, ‘Apodi 69’ stems from the desire of a group of artists to bring together their artistic production for the first time. Between 2003 and 2008, artists Cinthia Marcelle, Lais Myrrha, Marilá Dardot, Matheus Rocha Pitta and Sara Ramo shared a house on Apodi Street, door number 69, in Belo Horizonte. At the time they lived together, the artists were selected for the first edition of the prestigious art grant of the Museu de Arte da Pampulha, and shared intense periods of interaction, creation and dialogue, which culminated in various collaborative artworks. During this same period, they began to dedicate themselves exclusively to art, advancing their individual careers.
The group’s works are exhibited together for the first time in twelve years. Even though the artists never considered themselves as a collective, they were in constant dialogue, invariably enriching each other’s individual production. For this exhibition, they were invited to freely select the artworks they had always wanted to see side-by-side. As well as displaying recent and previous individual and collective artworks, the show also presents promotional materials from previous exhibitions and documents relating to the time they lived in Belo Horizonte. The visitor is granted access to the origins of these artists who today enjoy a consolidated position in the national art scene. The exhibition focuses on moments of intersection, suggesting new ways of looking at the group’s current production.