Chantal Feitosa-Desouza is a Brazilian United Statesian artist + educator from Queens, New York. She works between image-making, language, and pedagogy to explore themes of belonging, idealism, and care. The processes of collage and archiving are at the heart of her practice when developing digital media, semi-fictional narratives, or socially engaged projects. Her work has been screened at the Harlem International Film Festival (NY), Vidlings & Tapeheads (MI), and the Anti-Racist Classroom’s Represent Film Festival (CA). Her art and writing have been published in V.1, Apogee Journal, and The Photographer’s Green Book. She has been an artist in residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Residency Unlimited, and Smack Mellon.
Feitosa received her BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island $chool of De$ign (RISD) with a concentration in Literary Arts & Studies in 2018. She is especially interested in out-of-school arts education programs for youth and has helped co-design and facilitate free programs for the Queens Council on the Arts, Apple, and the
Artists' Literacies Institute.