When They Come, Flee

A conversation with Maria Thereza Alves

This is not an Apricot, 2009, watercolour paintings on paper

Wake for Berlin, 1999 – 2001

Seeds of Change


1999-ongoing, site specific installations

“When they come, flee“, said my Grandmother to my Mother. “When they come, flee“, said Mother to Me., 2014

2 bronze sculptures, 40x24x24 cm and 40x19x17 cm

Wake: Flight of Birds and People / Seed Catcher


2015, Installation and outdoor sculpture

Decolonizing Brazil/Descolonizando o Brasil, 2018, Omawalieni Baniwa speaks

To See the Forest Standing


2017, 19 channel video installation with 34 interviews with agroforestry agents
Video length in total 183 min., color and sound

Um Vazio Pleno / A Full Void, 2017

Site specific installation, mixed media (ceramic urns, pots and shards of various sizes, 1 poster, 20 photographs, various videos (Exhibited throughout the city of Sorocaba and at SESC Sorocaba)

Orée, 2011, video, 6:38 min

Iracema (de Questembert), 2009

video, duration: 26:43 min

Rio Doce: Sweet No More, 2017, sculpture, linen and acrylic paint, 337 x 165 cm

Recipes for Survival (1983)


University of Texas Press, Austin 2018, artist book with photographs and text.

Digital Companion


An Ongoing- Offcoming Tale by Bonventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung