· How did you get started working in art? ·
I became a photographer because since I was a kid I felt super connected to visual arts. I used to draw or paint every single day, and I spent a lot of time hanging out with old paintings in museums and in my own house, since my father had an healthy obsession with old master’s Paintings. Specially Caravaggio.
My mother - that paints and sculpts- was always stimulating me as well.
Photography was a fascinating excuse to put together three things that feed my soul and entice my infinite curiosity: art, travel and people.
I decided to become a photographer to travel more and get into people’s houses. See how they live. Exchange life perspectives and affection. Learn.
And photography opened the door to other mediums.
· Where do you find inspiration for your work? ·
Observing people in public transportation
My culture (Brazilian)
If you are not making mistakes, you are not learning.
· What’s a project you’ve done that you’re proud of? ·
My current work, a research I started 1,5 year ago, that is called The Minotaur and Us.
It’s a feminist series of video performances and photographs about the intersections between womanhood, race and violence. It stands out because the women that participated often share with me how much positive impact the performances brought to them. In terms of feeling connected to their bodies or a sisterhood, or self-knowledge, or as a singular, liberating cathartic experience of self-expression. Besides that, I am very happy with the aesthetic power that the pieces have.
· What tools do you use? Have a favorite? ·
I use video, digital photography, gesture, movement and sound.
· What kind of projects can someone try with you? ·
- We can customize our photography lesson according to your interests! It doesn't matter if your goal is to have better instagram pictures, beautiful family or travel portraits or become a photojournalist or artist: I can help!
- I can introduce you to the fascinating New Genres universe: you can learn about video installation, sound art, performance art, land art, site specific, conceptual art and more.
- We can go to museums and galleries together to facilitate art experiences.
- Are you stuck in your creative process? Or need feedback to move on with your practice? I can fuel your process with references and critical thinking.
· What’s your workspace like? ·
It could be everywhere.
In my studio, I receive people and organize my thoughts, and display work on the walls.
But my performances or photoshoots can really happen anywhere.
My next performance, for example, will happen in a beach.
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· What have you always wanted to try? ·