Els Lagrou

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Nominating Committee 2024.

Els Lagrou is a Full Professor at the Anthropology Department and the Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PPGSA, UFRJ); obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St. Andrews and the University of São Paulo. Coordinates the research group NAIPE (Centre for Art, Image and Ethnological Research) and the Amerindian Seminars (UFRJ). She published the books A fluidez da forma: arte, alteridade e agência em uma sociedade amazônica (The fluidity of form: art, alterity and agency in an Amazonian society) (Topbooks, 2007), Arte indígena no Brasil (Indigenous Arts in Brazil) (ComArte, 2009, 2015), edited with Carlo Severi Quimeras em diálogo, grafismo e figuração nas artes ameríndias (Chimeras in dialogue, patterns and figuration in Amerindian arts) (7Letras, 2014) and curated the exhibition and resulting catalogue No caminho da miçanga (On the path of glass beads) of she (MI/UNESCO, 2017). She published a great number of articles in national and international books and magazines on the themes of Amerindian ethnology, their ontological, social and aesthetic regimes, as well as on the anthropology of art, images and artifacts in general. Much of her production is available on https://ufrj.academia.edu/ElsLagrou.

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