Agrippina R. Manhattan

(this page was last updated in July 2019)

São Gonçalo, Brazil, 1997.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PIPA 2019 nominee.

Agrippina R. Manhattan is an artist, researcher and transgender woman [travestite]. Born and raised in São Gonçalo, she currently lives and looks for a job in Rio de Janeiro. Her work is part of a deep concern towards everything that imposes limits to freedom – words, social norms, the hierarchy, imposed ideas. She says she feels like she doesn’t owe the current system anything and that satisfies her. She chose her own name and invented herself, as she chooses the title for a work or as she finds her voice in a poetic practice.  To think of sculpture as poetry, poetry as sculpture and all of it as one.

“To all of it that is possible to think of but it’s still impossible to denominate.

An impossible love.”

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2019:

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