Moved from France to Brazil in 2007. Lives and works in Montevideo, Uruguay since 2016.

Zini's main media is painting but she also works with drawings, photography and installations. She is a member of the Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo (FAC) collective. Graduated in Visual Arts from the Escola Panamericana de Arte in Brazil, where she lived for 10 years. Also member of the Uncool artist International Lab for Art Practices - ILAP since 2021. Zini's work has been exhibited in Brazil, Uruguay and USA.

By subverting some of the ways the images are disseminated such as newspapers and billboards, Zini drives us to re-consider these ephemeral objects. By painting on newspapers, by erasing figures and faces, by rescuing some empty billboards, she seems to be telling us « the party is over ».


Zini's research has to do with the poetics of absence, the human disrepaired landscapes, the empty spaces. She erases figures and informations, removes the visible and identity, overlap, to question and subvert the way the images are disseminated and the ways of looking at the world. Her aim is to drive the viewer to re-consider some ephemeral objects, ongoing ruins of our world, generating reflection on the images produced by mass culture.

By painting on the newspapers, by erasing figures and faces, by rescuing some empty billboards, by her intensely chromatic uneven paintings, she seems to be telling us « the party is over ». 

Her technique is often a kind of visual edition, absorbing elements of the reality like the grids and the fractured spaces, different layers but covering, censoring, erasing, abstracting, making opaque, in order to reinforce them. The color palette in a kind of "dirty colors" gives also this sensation of deterioration, collapsing, failure…


Myriam Zini
[Morocco, 1971] 

Profiles : FAC Collective / Archivo X Uruguay /

[Solo exhibitions]
2019 - Cada perfecto día/Such a perfect day, Alliance Française, Montevideo, Uruguay
2015 - The Superbad Project, Atelier 2E1, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 - Lacrimogêneo/Teargas – Zip’Up – Zipper Gallery - Sao Paulo, Brazil

[Selected group exhibitions]
2021 - Do write (right) to me!, Uncool Artist, Miami, FL
2020 - Zoco gallery - Punta del Este, Uruguay - 2020
2020 - Utopias e Distopias Atmosféricas, Uncool Artist, online
2018 - PopUp#2 - Fundacion de Arte Contemporaneo/FAC,Punta del Este, Uruguay
2017 - PopUp#1 - Fundacion de Arte Contemporaneo/FAC, Montevideo, Uruguay
2016 - Eixo Arte gallery - Brazil - online
2016 - O lugar do otro lugar – Atelier 2E1 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 - 6° Salão dos artistas sem galeria, Sancovsky gallery, Zipper gallery, Orlando Lemos gallery , Sao Paulo/Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2013 - Alvos Móveis, Contempo gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 - 1st Salon d’Automne of Latin America, Alliance Française, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 - Estratégias Pictóricas, Arte Londrina, Londrina, Brazil
2012 - Cotidiano, galeria André, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 - 28° Salão de Embu das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2010 - X° Recôncavo Bienal, Centro Cultural Dannemann, Bahia, Brazil

2012 - 3° award in contemporary art – Salão Embu das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2012

[Art education & selected extracurricular courses]
Participant of the Uncool artist International Lab for Art Practices since 2021
Sculpture classes with Federico Arnaud - Montevideo, Uruguay - 2021-22
Art classes and art production orientation with Fernando Lopez Lage - Montevideo, Uruguay - 2016-22
Workshops and artistic orientation at atelier A Pipa / 2E1/ 397 and with Bruno Dunley - Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2011-17
Art study group with Lais Myrrha- Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2012-13
BA in Visual Arts - Panamericana School of Art and Design - Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2007-09
Art classes at ENSBA / Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts - Paris, France - 2003-05

[Art practice activities]
Art history classes and workshops in french at the Alliance française - Montevideo - 2021-22
Art & architecture guided tours in english and french - Montevideo, Uruguay - 2016-22
Fixer for the french TV channel Arte for documentaries « Invitation au voyage » - 2018
Artistic workshops in the art supplies A casa do artista - Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2016-18
Founder of Le Petit Atelier, for kids from 3 to 12 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2014
Certified Golden Colors Artist Educator - since 2013
Founder-director of advertising agency Principe Actif - Paris, France - 1997-2007