ProfileDuda Penteado is a visual artist, filmmaker, educator and cultural visionary, who has been living between the United States and Brazil for more than 20 years. His multidisciplinary practice is based on performances, videos, installations, murals, sculptures, paintings and other visual artistic manifestations. Duda has dedicated much of his work to important social issues related to racial injustice, cultural identity, globalization, and other geopolitical and social phenomena of the 21st century. He has had many exhibitions at galleries, cultural institutions and museums throughout the United States and Brazil, as well as Europe.
Duda’s work cannot be relegated to solely a movement or a particular country. It is clearly the art of a global thinker. What you will experience as you get to know more of Duda and his artwork, is the art of an intellectual, a visual pedagogy of the highest order, attempting to steer the culture with his art by setting the stage for communities to engage in local and international dialogue on essential human concerns.
Active in Brazil and the USA, as well as in Europe throughout the 1990s, and the early 21st Century, he showed at the Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, N.J.; Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, 2009; Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC; The Museum of Art and Origins, Harlem, NYC (NY); BACI-The Brazilian American Cultural Institute, Washington, DC; Museo de Las Americas, Denver, CO; CITYarts 272nd Mural, “Nature is Love on Earth”, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, The St. John’s Recreation Center, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NYC, 2008, 2009; Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, Kean University, Union, NJ; Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ; Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; Drew University, Madison, NJ; Middlebury College, Vermont; UFES- Universidade Estadual do Espírito Santo, Vitoria, ES; UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista, SP, SESC – SP , MAC / Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi , RJ, Museu – Afro Brasil, SP; Facebook Art Project Exhibition , NYC,
Duda also was President of the Artist Certification Board, of the City of Jersey City, NJ, until 2010. Today he is an artist – teacher at Paul Robenson Galleries at Express Newark Rutgers University. The Creative Director of Jersey City Youth Works Public Art Program and serves at Jersey City Public Arts Advisory Board, and Jersey City Theather Center Board. Duda has been a recipient of several awards and recognized from various institutions in the United States including : Urban Artist Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Goldman Sachs Student Art Project Grant, Jersey City, NJ (2006, 2007, 2008); Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Claremont, CA; Special Guest for Artistic Achievement & Commitment to YMCA Greater, NY-Youth, NYC; American Graphic Design Award, Interactive Multimedia Installation, NYC; Humanitarian Award from the Hudson County Chapter of the American Conference on Diversity, Jersey City, NJ, and received a Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity Award, Eta Rho Chapter, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ., JCAC Public Art Award 2019, Jersey City,NJ, ” The Jewel of JK ” Juscelino Kubitschek Award at United Nations – CICESP , NYC. Along with Mario Tapia and Dr. Carlos Hernandez, he has been at the helm of the We Are You Project since 2015