Keila Sankofa

(this page was last updated in July 2021)

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

PIPA 2021 nominee.

Keila Serruya Sankofa, Producer, audiovisual director and visual artist, was born in 1985 in Manaus – Amazonas, where she lives and works. Understands the street as a space for dialogue with the city, producing audiovisual installations that exhibit films, photos and video art. Artist who uses photography and audiovisual as a tool to propose self-esteem and question the erasure of black people; currently, she uses her body as a protagonist in the construction of her artworks. Also recognizes the urban space as a crossroads of possibilities, which offers a non-hierarchical decolonial dialogue with the public. Extensive experience in directing the production of audiovisual projects such as series and short films, as well as the production of exhibitions, festivals and shows in diverse artistic languages. Manager of Grupo Picolé da Massa, Artistic Director of the Direito à Memória Project, member of APAN Associação dxs Profissionais do Audiovisual Negro, Nacional Trovoa and Coletivo Tupiniqueen.

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

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