Senseless (NY, 2009)
Overwhelmed by the economic turmoil I found myself intrigued by the knick-knacks at the dollar store. Their ephemeral nature and low market value remind me of my own nightmares. Armed with my camera and a can of white spray paint I savage them, extracting new dimensions.
Cibele was born in Brazil and lives in New York. She graduated from the International Center of Photography and The New School University. She has exhibited at Soho Photo Gallery and Pierogi Flat Files in NYC, at Knew Gallery (Washington DC), Stubinitz Gallery at Adrian College (Adrian, MI), at the Bienal de Fotografia de Sao Paulo and Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana in Brazil, and at the Kiyosato Museum in Japan, where her work is in the collection. She has been featured in The Village Voice, Brooklyn Rail and Visura Magazine in NYC, and O Globo and Correio Braziliense in Brazil. Cibele was First Place, Vision Awards, Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts 2000.