Keila Sankofa

(this page was last updated in January 2023)

Manaus, Brazil, 1985.
Lives and works in Manaus, Brazil.

PIPA 2021 nominee.

Visual Artist and Filmmaker. Understanding the street as an exhibition space, creating audiovisual installations that show films, photos and video art. Artist who uses photography and audiovisual as a tool to propose self-esteem and question black people’s erasures; currently, she uses her body as a protagonist in the construction of her narratives. Recognizing the urban space as a crossroads of great possibilities for new narratives. Nominated for the 2021 Pipa Prize, artistic resident Artlab x Amplify D.A.I (Brazil – Argentina) 2022, artist participating in the NAVE Rock In Rio 2022 Projects, invited to the 40th Arte Pará (PA), “Um Século de Agora” – Itaú Cultural ( SP) , “Mulheres Que Mudaram 200 Anos” – Caixa Cultural, Festival MUTEK (Argentina and Montreal), selected for the 32nd Exhibition Program of Centro Cultural São Paulo and Artistic Director of the “Direito à Memória” Project.

Manager of Grupo Picolé da Massa – Davàrzea das Artes, member of APAN (Association of Black and National Audiovisual Professionals Trovoa).

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2021:

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