(this page was last updated in May 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 [travesti]. Born and raised in São Gonçalo, I currently live and look for a job in Rio de Janeiro. My work is part of a deep concern towards everything that imposes limits to freedom – the words, the social norms, the hierarchy, the ideas. I feel like I don’t owe this system anything and that satisfies me. I chose my own name and invented myself, as I choose the title for a work or as I find my voice in my 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:
“A Perigosa”, 2019. Duration: 57″
“Transphobia”, 2019. Duration: 30″