Agrade Camíz

(this page was last updated in April 2023)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2020 and 2021 nominee. 
Works in the PIPA Institute Collection

Agrade Camíz started her relationship with creative activities by writing as a way of self-knowledge and to create new realities. In 2010, she began to develop murals and narratives on the streets. She is a multimedia artist who articulates in her works matters related to sexuality, feminine oppression, body, childhood and Rio de Janeiro’s popular architecture aesthetics from suburbs and favelas, having developed her poetic research mainly through painting. She incorporates grids [grades] in many works, which refer to impositions and behavior patterns. She explores the spellings of the word grade [grid]; a grade [the grid], agrade [please], agradar [to please] and from the ambiguity of the meanings of agradar [to please] and limitar [to limit], the artist questions, in various directions, the behavioral impositions made up by the social setting/environment, which limit the possibilities of existence.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2021:

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