ARTIST STATEMENT


Point of articulation

Of the wings of birds


I am a Brazilian artist working on diverse creative realms and across disciplines. I am based in New York City. Exhibition-making is part of my art practice. My latest works focus on immigration, identity, displacement, and human connection to place.


I create multimedia installations and social-political choreographies in traditional as well as unusual spaces such as schools, observatories, churches, and landmarks. After research, engagement, and in-studio studies of the environment (urban and nature), I re-order these landscapes tying them to history, time, philosophy, science, and language.


The Volcanic Poetry of Mineral, joints, and Beings

Matter decomposing to                                   

Serve as fertilizer, to become soil.                              

A rock, a feather, and a man are

By definition or dream

The arrested motion through space.     

                                                       

It is what remains of a collision.                                                    

What kind of cosmic dust links                                             

                    all things?

What comes next?



In my works, it is possible to rethink the relationship between place and humans as knowledge devices in the construction and reconstruction of one's identity and sense of belonging.  


My poetry has been published in Brazil, such as at Revista Carioca. It has also been publish at exhibition catalogs and taken part of multiple installations as an essential part of the work. In 2007 and 2009, I was a selected as a writer by the International Literature Festival of Paraty (FLIP) to participate in the festival. My written, visual, and performative work has been in the US, Brazil, South Korea, and Argentina: Museums (BioArt Seoul | Gwacheon National Science Museum, Korea, Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA, 2013), galleries (Momenta Art, 2014, Glasshouse, 2014), the Embassy of Mexico in DC (2012), in Art fairs (Governor's Island Art Fair Exhibition, 2011), in cultural centers in the USA (PioneerWorks Center for the Arts, 2014, Invisible Dog Art Center, 2013, Electronic Arts Intermix, 2013), Festivals (such as Dumbo Arts Festival, NY, 2010 and The NY Anarchist Festival at Judson Memorial Church, NY, 2015-2018), El Museo De Los Sures, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. In 2013, I was part of a selective residence in Italy, followed by a public installation- performance inside Sassi de Matera, a monument preserved by UNESCO at the world heritage city of Matera, Italy.