Ana Beatriz Almeida

(this page was last updated in July 2021)

Niterói, Brazil, 1987.
Lives and works in Salvador, Brazil.
Represented by 01.01 Art Plataform and Galeria Verve.

PIPA 2021 nominee.

Master in History and Aesthetics of Art at MAC/USP- Universidade de São Paulo. She is the co-founder of the 01.01 Art Platform, visual artist and African and African Diasporic manifestations researcher. She is a lecturer at Black Feminism-Berkley University Summer Program Abroad and guest curator in Glasgow International 2020 (postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic). From 2009 to 2019, she had performed a long term rite of passage in honor of those who didn’t survived the Atlantic traffic of enslaved people. This performance was entitled “Gunga”. It was separated in diferente ritual stages, the first, the “Banzo” series (Banzo and Banzo Bendita), the liminar performances from the “Kalunga” series (Onira, Osalufã and Ibeji), and the post liminar rites in “Ritual Sobre o Sacrifício” series (Tchidohun and O Mercado: A Iniciação). The last ritual set has been built since 2019 after she traveled to Ghana, Togo and Benin, where she could meet her family that returned from Brazil to Benin during the 19th century: the D’Almeidas.


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