Some statements...

Born 1987 in Teresina, Brazil. Lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden.

I work with quotidian settings and political issues, charging them with new implications and demands. These are constantly enrolled in my research on identity. I’m interested in juxtaposing facts, ideas and different collaborators to construct situations where gestures inform thoughts touching how one's identity might be changed, mixed, crashed with others, clarified or even erased at times.

My research process often envelops a context, a specific issue or situation that relates to its own connection with identity. Through the use of text, photography, audio, sculpture, installation, performance and an increasing interest in curatorial practices, I seek to constructs situations where a possibly active dialogue and participation with the viewer is strongly expected. This process strongly relates to methodologies within decoloniality of being and knowledge.

I’m concerned on how we mistakenly reproduce and reinstall practices of colonialism using modernity, development and freedom as ways of re-conquering resources, cultures and individuals. I’m interested in settings that might re-problematize the experience of those practices, leading to an incitement for retelling and reinterpreting.

I am strongly interested in geopolitics thus, in culture practices that seek decoloniality of knowledge and being. Through art, we still have a chance of constructing not a perfect world, but a world where pluriversalism and interculturality are promoted while rejecting all claims to a truth without quotation marks; a world in which many worlds could co-exist.

January 2015.

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