Mazeredo, a native of Rio de Janeiro, has had her work shown internationally for thirty years. Some of her permanent exhibits are in prominent public spaces in multiple cities in Brazil, in Paris (La Mairie du 8e Arrondissement) and in Miami. She has established herself as one of the most socially conscious public artists in Brazil. The Instituto Mazeredo of Modern Art is a non-profit that the artist founded in Rio to promote arts and culture to impoverished youth. For more information, visit: http://institutomazeredo.com
NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, collaborations with arts organizations and artists have produced hundreds of public art projects in New York City parks. For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.
About Friends of Dag Hammaskjold Plaza: Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization whose mission is the care, preservation and beautification of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and its Katharine Hepburn Garden. We also organize events in the interests of fostering community and promoting the park as an arena for culture and entertainment. Bound by the conviction that healthy parks make healthy neighborhoods, we work in voluntary partnership with NYC Parks and Recreation and other agencies. Membership is open to all who share our commitment to public green space regardless of race, color or religion.