Panmela Castro

(this page was last updated in February 2021)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Represented by Galeria Luisa Strina.

PIPA 2019 nominee.

Originally a graffiti artist from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Panmela Castro has always been interested in the discussion that her marginalized female body establishes in the city context. She has dedicated herself to elaborate performances based on personal experiences in search of mutual affection from those that have been through similar experiences. Panmela has a Master’s degree in Arts from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UFRJ), has developed projects in more than 15 countries, has had her work exhibited in institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum, and is in renowned art collections such as the United Nations. She has received numerous nominations for her work in human rights activism.


Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA Prize 2019:

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