Jaque Jolene has been Márcia Beatriz’s artistic identity for over 10 years. Jaque Jolene is a Brazilian woman and in Revelación it was her first time in another culture, and since then, she has been creating works inspired by world female icons to perform these new experiences. Jaque Jolene, this “undefined figure”, in her inroads into the city, through public spaces, shows how Márcia Beatriz maintains control over her existence, over her appearances and sometimes it is Jaque Jolene who fights to end the identity of its author, its creator.
Marcia Beatriz Granero (BR)
Marcia Beatriz Granero is a Brazilian artist and independent producer graduate of Belas Artes de São Paulo. Her projects explore the creation of a character, Jaque Jolene, recorded in videos and photographs. Jaque Jolene is the centre of the work, a fictional autobiographical entity who from time to time inhabits Márcia Beatriz Granero’s body. The artist collaborates with her creation in performative actions as they visit citys, historic spaces and cultural institutions. The videos have been exhibited at over fifty cultural spaces and Festivals, such as: Videolands” (MOMus-State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece), Ibrida Festival delle arti intermediali (Italy), Xóm Bắc Cầu – CosmiX Screening Night (Vietnam), 305 & Havana International Improv Fest (Miami and Cuba), Sharjah Art Foundation (United Arab Emirates), The Latino Video Art Festival of New York, Fonlad Internacional Videoart and Performance Festival (Portugal), The Latino Video Art Festival of New York, Simultan Festival (Romania), Oslo Screen International Video Art Festival (Norway), etc.