SSF 2018 Featured Visual Artist Marcia Brito

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Marcia Brito is a visual artist currently producing conceptual works driven by social and environmental issues.  Brito creates in mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture and ceramics depending on the concept of each individual project with which she gets involved.

Brito’s artwork is largely influenced by her community and natural environment and it is at the same time informed by contemporary theory, criticism and broader culture.  Brito strives to pose profound questions with her work while conducting extensive experimentation with art form, media and content. Brito explores a multitude of materials and tests their limits by researching and developing new ways of using these materials and the content relationship they imply.

Brito believes art can play a vital role in society by raising awareness of key issues facing the community.  She hopes that her work can inform viewers, challenge existing beliefs and foster discussion on ways to improve our way of life.





Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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