Chantal Feitosa-Desouza is a Brazilian United Statesian living between Queens, NY, and Pittsburgh, PA. She works with experimental filmmaking and alternative education models beyond the traditional classroom.
Chantal received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island $chool of De$ign. She is a candidate in the Master of Fine Art program at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art. Her work has been shown at film festivals, art book fairs, and commercial galleries and exhibition spaces in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. She was an artist in residency at Smack Mellon, Residency Unlimited, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Nurtured as a teen through the wealth of free arts programs available to youth in New York City, she has gone on to co-design and facilitate out-of-school programs for the Queens Council on the Arts, Apple Inc, The Hill Art Foundation, and Artists' Literacies Institute.
Sometimes I want my audience to have a one-on-one or self-guided relationship with my work, just like how you're currently engaging with this webpage through a computer. How close is your face to the screen? How do you hold your technology while reading these words? There are other moments when my work is far more collaborative, and willing participants dictate the outcome of my process. In those projects, I become the facilitator of an experience. What are you ready to (un)learn when you sit with me?