Waléria Américo

(this page was last updated in July 2016)


Fortaleza, Brazil, 1979.
Lives and works between Brazil and Portugal.

PIPA 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 nominee.

She holds a MA in Multimedia Arts – Performance & Installation from University of Lisbon, a BA in Visual Arts from Grande Fortaleza Fine Arts Faculty, and a specialization degree in Audiovisual and Electronic Media from Federal University of Ceará.

As a visual artist she works in-between video, photography, installation and performance, experimenting and investigating the embodied relations with one’s surroundings, and the transitions between livelihood and displacement. Her artwork unfolded in a non-linear trajectory, in which an attention to the reciprocities between body and site was translated into a series of site-specific performances and performances-to-image, materialized in objects and installations, or in photography and video. In an additional layer, the attention to the Other – in terms of the collaborative and shared dimension implied in any artwork – lead her to a propositive approach, in which the materiality of conversation and conviviality is explored through the construction of landscape-images that offer themselves as an invite to inhabiting.

Recently, a special interest in researching the potentialities of displacement as a tool for producing suspension and remaining, is pulling her to explore the intercessions between sound, orality and performativity.

Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011:

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