THE IDEIA OF ISABEL SEIXAS AND DIOGO REZENDE, M’BARAKÁ (UM-BA-RA-KA) IS A CURATORIAL AND DESIGN STUDIO BASED IN RIO WITH MORE THAN TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE.
M’BARAKÁ IS A WORD OF INDIGENOUS ORIGIN, FROM THE TUPI GUARANI ETHNICITY, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS THE SOUND OF MARACAS (A HANDMADE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT). IN THE TUPI MYTHOLOGY IT REPRESENTS THE GENESIS.
The studio works with art and content research, adding strategic vision to the creation of artistic and entertainment projects that provoke audiences on diverse subjects through the point of view of artists and the creation of unprecedented installations and texts on each project. We create and produce projects of: exhibitions, shows and festivals and provide consulting in design, scenography and expography for projects related to the cultural and entertainment sectors.
Isabel and Diogo are the founding partners and the essence of the studio for more than 10 years. Diogo is a designer, graduated from the School of Fine Arts of UFRJ specialized in exhibition design and the creatinon of spatial installations. Isabel Seixas, graduated in cultural production at UFF, developed an expertise in creating and curating projects, believing that the role of cultural providers is to think of creative ways to impact the public through art. Since 2013, the partnership has been supported by the social economist and researcher Larissa Victorio.