(this page was last updated in June 2022)
PIPA Prize 2022 nominee.
Fernando “Fefa” Lins is a visual artist born in Recife, Pernambuco, in the 1990s. He received his degree in Architecture and urban planning from the Federal University of Pernambuco. Starting from reflections about affections and desires, Fefa uses secular oil painting techniques associated with digital compositions to investigate other possibilities for bodies and sexualities located outside of hegemonic norms. Fefa’s work highlights experiences that have been systematically cloistered and kept out of the public eye, such as tomboy disobedience, lesbian melancholy, transmasculine libidinous brotherhood and other experiences pertaining to his personal experience, dissident of the binary systems of gender and sexuality. Since 2016, the artist has participated in exhibitions inside and outside the main art circuits. In 2019, he joined the casting of Amparo 60 gallery (Recife), having his work presented in collective exhibitions and art fairs (SP-Arte). In 2021 the artist held his first solo exhibition, called “Gender Technologies”, curated by Aslan Cabral. In the same year he was also represented by Verve Galeria (São Paulo). In addition to dedicating himself to his research, Fefa also holds oil painting workshops in his studio. Fefa’s creative processes are not limited to the visual arts – his resume also includes directing and participating in cinematographic works such as the short film “Quanto craude no meu sovaco” (Fefa Lins and Duda Menezes). This film screened in some of the main Brazilian film festivals such as KINOFÓRUM and Mix Brasil, in addition to having been shown at international festivals.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2022: