• View of “Cibelle Cavalli Bastos,” 2016. Photo: Gui Gomes.

    Cibelle Cavalli Bastos

    Mendes Wood DM | São Paulo

    Cibelle Cavalli Bastos’s first solo exhibition in São Paulo, “Mil Maneiras de Matar um Monstro” (A Thousand Ways to Kill a Monster), opened the night before the world’s largest LGBT parade took place in the same city. Appropriately enough, it embodied the London-based Brazilian artist’s farewell to old-fashioned gender and identity conventions.

    Cavalli is a musician as well as an artist; hers was the main voice on the acclaimed 1999 album São Paulo Confessions by Suba (Mitar Subotić)—she was just twenty-one at the time it was recorded—and she has since released several albums under the

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