I'm a Brazilian United Statestian artist from Queens, New York, who works across video, writing, and learning design mediums. I'm interested in translating the process of collage through filmmaking and objects, and I'm often thinking about the notion of assemblage through the practice of archiving, mutual aid, and my own bi-cultural identity.
Sometimes I want my audience to have a one-on-one 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? Who will learn alongside you?
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island $chool of De$ign. I'm based in Pittsburgh, studying in the Master of Fine Art program at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art. My work has been shown at film festivals, art book fairs, and commercial galleries and exhibition spaces in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. Apogee Journal and The Photographer's Green Book have published my art and writing. I've worked with several out-of-school arts education spaces for youth and helped co-design and facilitate free programs for the Queens Council on the Arts, Apple Inc, The Hill Art Foundation, and Artists' Literacies Institute.