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Kellem Monteiro is a visual artist based in Campos dos Goytacaes, Brazil. Using photography as her primary medium, Kellem brings visibility to the ordinary people in her neighbourhood, transforming their image with colourful graphic composites, to question and subvert notions imposed by racial biases.


Kellem originally studied Graphic Design before turning to the camera and pursuing her artistic practice. The skills and modes of graphic design helped her understand composition and colour and enabled her to construct her exquisite images. Her work has been featured in many magazines including African Art Digital amongst other publications. She has exhibited throughout Brazil and her work is in many private collections most notably the personal collection of Victoria Beckham.

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