ARJAN MARTINS Rio de Janeiro, 1960. He studied at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage with Paulo Sérgio Duarte, Fernando Cocchiarale , Charles Watson , João Magalhães, Elizabeth Jobim, Viviane Matesco and João Carlos Goldberg. In 2002, he held his first solo exhibition, Desenhos, at the Museu da República. Arjan has participated in several group exhibitions such as Arte Brasileira Hoje (MAM, 2005), Novas Aquisições (MAM, 2004) Abre Alas at the A Gentil Carioca gallery (2009) and recently Do Valongo à Favela (MAR Rio, 2014). In 2014, he held his first solo exhibition at the MAM Rio, Américas, curated by Paulo Sérgio Duarte. He has received two awards: he was awarded a travel grant by the Goethe Institute in 2007 and he received the “Prêmio Projéteis de Arte Contemporânea” from Funarte in 2005. Abroad, the artist participated in the Dakar Biennial 2006 and Haiti Sculpture in 2007.In 2016, he held a solo exhibition at A Gentil Carioca entitled “Et Cetera”. In 2017, Arjan had a solo show at the Stiftung Brasilea in Switzerland.