Keila Sankofa

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

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

PIPA 2021 and 2023 nominee.

Visual artist and audiovisual director who exerts the multidisciplinarity in institutional and urban spaces, as well as film festivals and exhibitions. Recognizing the crossroads of cities, screens and salons as suitable territories to receive other untold black narratives. Making audiovisual installations that show performance videos, photos and films. Developing research on memory using manipulation and fictionalization as a laboratory apparatus that recreates imagery about racialized people, operating through the techniques of photo-performance, self-portrait and various audiovisual works.

Nominated for PIPA Prize 2021, Artistic resident Artlab x Amplify D.A.I (Brazil – Argentina), the artist participated in projects such as “NAVE” Rock In Rio, was invited to the 40th Arte Pará (BR), “A Century of Now” – Itaú Cultural (BR), “Women who changed 200 years” – Caixa Cultural, MUTEK Festival (Argentina and Montreal), selected for the 32nd Exhibition Program of the Centro Cultural São Paulo, International Film Festival Rotterdam, as well as Artistic Director of the “Right to Memory Project”. She has works in the collections of the Amazonian Art Collection of UFPA and the National Museum of Fine Arts.

Manager of Grupo Picolé da Massa – DaVárzea das Artes, member of TROVOA – Association of Black Audiovisual Professionals and Nacional Trovoa.

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