max wíllà morais

(this page was last updated in November 2020)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1993
Live and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Represented by Sé Galeria

PIPA Prize 2020 nominee

max wíllà morais was trained at the evangelical church in theatre, singing, dance, education, and theology from 12 to 19 years old. From the age of 18, she started studying Visual Arts at UERJ (the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) and created some photographic series, including “Succession” with her mother Elenice Guarani. At that time she also began to draw with thread on eggshells and to create her arrangements with branches and fabrics. The first arrangement was thrown away by her mother and father because they thought it was a spell. In 2012, she met Aline Besouro and created the Madureira (MAd), a group with activities until 2016, using knitting, photography, and video. From 2015 to 2019 she developed propositions with Daniel Santiso, among them the experimental documentary “The dust doesn’t want to come out of the Esqueleto”. Nowadays its form is presented in threads, objects, colours, masses, traces, by apparitions, and while bicha (non-binary critter aka fag). Experience body extension and transformation into seemingly finished stories. He works on material and immaterial relationships, especially when referring to strange, black, diasporic, and family encounters.


Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2020:

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