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Luiza Furtado 

Born in Florianópolis 1999.

She lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and Vienna.


The artist uses media such as painting, sewing, and video to articulate the plunge into the density of mysticisms and paradigms that permeate the female universe. Experimenting with textile craft as prothesis is a main subject within her performance practice. She researches intuitive dance and costume creation as paths for empowerment.


She is a Product Designer by PUC-Rio, studied at School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage and a student at Contextual Painting Class at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste.


She has presented her work since 2016 in group exhibitions curated by gallery Úmida. Had her first solo exhibition, "Pigmento," at the Ble gallery with independent curatorship in 2018. In 2019, she participated in the collectives "Corpo Serpente," "Bicho," "Femme Alma Fala," and "Intersecções Poéticas." 


In 2020 she participated in the study group "Fabrica de Ratoeiras," mentored by Arthur Chaves and Cadu (March 20-March 21). In the web residency "Futuros Possíveis" at Largo das Artes space, curated by Gabriela Maciel and Yasmine Ostendorf (April-June). And in the collective exhibition "Female Protagonism: Sorority and Empowerment" at the OAB Jabaquara - São Paulo, curated by Letícia Mercier and Suelen Lima. She closes the year with participation in the exhibition "Arte Sem Fronteiras" - Bienal Black.


In 2021 had her video performance "Casca" presented by the Inside Out Program - The Coronet Theatre London Uk (February), and participated in the Outside In Festival with her video performance "Casulo" for the same institution (May). She participates in the study group, "Cascas" mentored by Isabel Portella and Jozias Benedicto (March-May). And in the web residency program "Poéticas" at Casa Escada Colorida curated by Bia Petrus and Bernardo Bazani (April-June). This June, Luiza will be working as a mentor at the RAVC - an international web residency program by Black Brazil Art, Universidad de la República Uruguay and Colectivo de Estudios Afrolatinoamericanos.

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