Cássio Markowski / CM11 (b. 1972) is a Brazilian visual artist whose practice has been characterised by a constant negotiation between different means of expression, where his own ethnic and cultural hybridism has emerged as an implicit issue. Working with analogical and digital techniques, he composes conceptual images that explore the poetry of visual language, creating a poetics in which there is a oneiric relationship between human being, fauna and flora.

With a degree in Visual Arts from the Arts Centre of the University of Santa Catarina State (Brazil), he has also completed the master’s degrees in Research and Creation, and Performing Arts and Sciences at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). After having also lived in Poland, he is currently based in Almada, Portugal.


The appropriation of images is the starting point for a discourse that is multidisciplinar, whose intention is to create a flow between that which is personal to me and that which is global, between the present and the past. Influenced from early on by literature and music, I usually work with images that are taken from books on botany, natural history, assorted handbooks, comic books, the internet, advertisements, newspapers, magazines, and family photos. By combining them, these images begin to exist in a new context, a territory imbued with a certain theatricality where an emotional and personal memory emerges as a common thread.

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