Panmela Castro

(this page was last updated in October 2021)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981.
Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Galeria Luisa Strina.

PIPA 2019 nominee.

Originally a graffiti artist from the suburbs of Rio, Panmela Castro has always been interested in the dialogue that her marginalized female body establishes in the city context, dedicating herself to elaborate works based on personal experiences, in search of a mutual affection from those that have been through similar experiences. Her work has been exhibited in museums around the world, such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and is part of important collections. A survivor of domestic violence, Panmela has been developing art and education projects for nearly 20 years to raise awareness about women’s rights, especially through Rede NAMI – an association created by her.


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