My art consists of installations, sounds, sculptures, and performances, which I use to observe, understand, and express political ideas and socio-political beliefs. As a Brazilian artist, I am concerned about prevailing ideologies and narratives that, throughout modern Brazilian history, have led to the popular support of autocratic leaders. I am also interested in how autocratic leaders build power by creating amnesiac conditions among social groups.
Using various media and readymades, I position visual references foundational to Brazilian social consciousness as a way to create access points for Brazilian audiences to reflect on their own political systems, and to educate audiences abroad about Brazil. I am interested in creating artworks that reveal the underlying institutional processes and ideologies that dominate Brazilian politics. Simultaneously, within the context of Brazil, I also attempt to leverage nostalgic objects and sensory experiences to reconstitute public memories that are subjugated by the government. By jogging memories, I hope to encourage Brazilians to think critically about the institutionalized beliefs and values that define their government, and to increase their accountability as citizens of a democratic republic.