Mabe Bethônico

Mabe Bethônico is a Brazilian artist living between Geneva and Belo Horizonte. Her artistic work departs from historical accounts from Brazilian colonial history and archives. One of the main references in her works is the history of mining in Minas Gerais. She narrates the cultural, economical and political transformations caused by extractivist activities, using both documents and field documentation, focusing on destruction and workers’ life around the mines. She has dealt with contents from collections such as the Eisenbibliothek in Schlatt and the Museum of Ethnography in Geneva, the Imperial College in London, the geology museum of Medellin and with materials from Brazilian archives, such as photographs from the Mining sector of the Ministry of Labor and Employment. Mabe has a Masters and a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London and is a member of World of Matter.