(this page was last updated in June 2021)
Cuiabá, Brazil, 1972.
Lives and works in Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil.
PIPA 2021 nominee.
Ruth Albernaz (Cuiabá, MT, 1972) is an artist-biologist with ‘caboclo’ origin, post doctoral student in Teaching in Amazon (forest), IFMT, 2021; Doctor in Biodiversity and Biotechnology, 2016; self-taught in art, with research and artistic production focused on the connections between human beings/nature; shamanism, blessings, healing/caring, ancestral knowledge and conservation of sociobiodiversity. She produces paintings, objects, installations and illustrations. She makes exhibitions and curatorship to contribute to sensitive sharing, reinventing the world and re-existing in dark times. She lives in Chapada dos Guimarães and Cuiabá, Mato Grosso.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2021:
“Voos Xamânicos“, 2021. Duration 14’01”
“Ruth Albernaz – Residência CasaCorpo“, 2020. Duration 7’33”
“Pantanal.avi“, 2011. Duration 4’04”
-PhD in Teaching at the Instituto Federal de Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso – IFMT.
-Doctorate in Amazonian Biodiversity by Rede Bionorte – MCTI, with research with the indigenous people Rikbaktsa – Art / culture / conservation of biodiversity in the Amazon forest.
-Specialization in Collaborative Management of Socio-Ecological Systems in the Brazilian Amazon, UNEMAT / University of Florida.
-Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the State University of Mato Grosso – UNEMAT with research in Ethnoecology from the Cuiabá Mirim community, Pantanal de Mato Grosso.
-Degree in Biological Sciences, Federal University of Mato Grosso – UFMT.
-He coordinated the Artistic Residency with the subject CasaCorpo, Ateliê Livre in the Museum of Art and Popular Culture at the Federal University of Mato Grosso – UFMT, from January to October.
-Poetica Pantaneira, site specific installation for Sesc Pantanal;
-Bio, Gallery Sesc Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, curated by Imara Quadros;
-Casa de Ninha, site specific installation and activation for Sesc Pantanal;
-Ninho de Palavras, site specific installation and activation, Sesc Arsenal.
-Casa Cuidar and Jardim Cura, site specific installation and activation for Sesc Arsenal;
-Tsanipê, performance with the participation of Sophia Mehinako, Aldeia Guaná from Sesc Arsenal.
-Patuá, Sesc Casa do Artesão, Cuiabá – MT, curated by Imara Quadros.
-Shamanic Flights, Galeria do Sesc Arsenal, Cuiabá – MT.
“Memória e Libertação – Ruth Albernaz“, 2020. Duration 1’56”
“Exposição Permanente do Acervo do MACP – Ruth Albernaz“, 2020. Duration 1’20”
“Resumo Cultural Comadre PITU Mostra a Exposição Patua da Artista Ruth Albernaz“, 2016. Duration 4’00”