Maxwell Alexandre was born in 1990 in Rio de Janeiro. Raised in an evangelical home, the artist served in the army and was a professional street inline skater for 12 years.
He graduated in design from PUC-RJ (Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro) in 2016. In 2018, he received an award from the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro and received the São Sebastião Culture Prize. Alexandre was elected artist of the year by Deutsche Bank as part of their “Artist of the Year” series and is one of the 35 artists worldwide included on Artsy’s Vanguard list.
Maxwell Alexandre’s work is in the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, the Museu de arte de São Paulo (MASP) and the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) collections. The artist was in residency at the Delfina Foundation (London, 2018), then later at the MAC Lyon (2019) and the MACAAL (musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden, 2020). He is represented by the gallery A Gentil Carioca (Rio).
Portrait : photography by Maria Baigur. Courtesy of the artist and A Gentil Carioca