(this page was last updated in June 2021)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1973.
Lives and works in Curitiba, Brazil.
PIPA 2021 nominee.
She holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR, 2019), and is part of the women artists collective ‘Ero Ere’ together with other black female artists from Curitiba, in the southern state of Paraná. In her work, she discusses issues regarding memory, affect and belonging. Her poetics also approaches self-affirmation and the construction of the black woman ‘s identity. Eliana Brasil ‘s work can be expressed through performance, painting and textile installations, reflecting on the interseccional possibilities of textiles with practices of sculpture and painting. An ethnicity and black identity activist, she has been part of the network of Black Women of Paraná (RMN) since 2016.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2021:
“ ENTRE PEDRAS E RUÍNAS”, 2021. Duration 6’37”
“ Patchwork ou Tecendo Uma Identidade”, 2021. Duration 2’57”
“ CARNE NOBRE”, 2021. Duration 5’48”
-She took part in the group exhibition “Linha Preta”, in the art space Inter Americano.
-Joins the online group exhibition “Sobre vivências”, in Julho das Pretas – PR.
-Receives the 67° Salão Paranaense award with the performance “Carne nobre” (2019).
-Proposed and takes part in the group exhibition “Ero Ere: black connections” at the Contemporary Art Museum of Paraná, MAC/PR.
-Participates as a performer in the “1st International Symposium of performance art” with the performance piece “Noble Flesh”, in Curitiba – PR.
-Takes part in the group show “Strategies of the feminine”, at the Santander Lighthouse, in Porto Alegre – RS.
-She started research about the presence of black women in Curitiba which led up to the formation of the collective “Ero Ere Women Artists”.
-Participates, with the “Ero Ere” collective, of exhibitions at the Paranaense Museum, by the Secretary of Sports and Education from the state of Paraná (SEED) and the Museum of Sanitation (SANEPAR).
-Created and conducted the project “TECENDO UM CAMINHO” to revitalize the Museum of the Suburbs(MUPE), in Curitiba – PR.
-Conceptualized and developed the workshop “Café com Arte e Estética”, together with the Space -Africanitude and Kênia Coqueiro, for the Black Women of Paraná (RMN). The activity focused on the construction and strengthening of the black woman’s self-esteem, through self-care and approaches about the role of Art History.
-Took part in the group exhibition “ReExistir” with young black artists, in the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba – PR.
-She was featured in group show at CEU (House of University Student) and DEARTES (Art department of the Federal University of Paraná, UFPR).
“ Carne Nobre – Arte de ação”, 2021. Duration 1’30”
“ Estado da Arte | Reportagem: Coletivo EróEre”, 2021. Duration 8’14”