Luiza Furtado, born in Florianopolis in 1999, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.
The artist uses supports such as painting, drawing, and video.
Student of product design at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro has also enrolled at Parque Lage School of Visual Arts.
The artist participated in the Possible Futures Web residency program at LARGO DAS ARTES space, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May 2020) curated by Gabriela Maciel and Yasmine Ostendorf.
Has presented her works since 2016 in group exhibitions curated by the Úmida gallery. Ble gallery held her first solo exhibition, “Pigmento,” with independent curatorship in 2018. By 2019, she participated in the collective exhibitions “Corpo Serpente” and “Bicho” curated by Carla Oliveira and “Intersecções Poéticas” curated by Fernando Cocchiarale and Patricia Toscano. She also signed a vast mural painting at Porto Maravilha (Olympic boulevard) in Rio de Janeiro.
About the work
Luiza pursues to address her plunge into the density of mysticisms, paradigms, and discoveries that permeate the spiritual universe. In her works, she explores an autobiographical theme about the holistic and astral experiences presented to her as a healing tool in the physical and emotional orbit. She is currently developing studies on archetypal signs revealed by dance movement in pluricultural ritualistic practices that could be rescued as a curative instrument amid the chaos of contemporary times.