Soberana Ziza

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

São Paulo, Brazil, 1989
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2023 nominee

Regina Elias – Soberana Ziza, multiartist and researcher. Graduated in Fashion Design, graduated in Art and Postgraduated in Public Management by UNIFESP. Since 2006, she has been exhibiting her work in urban interventions and galleries in an aesthetic research on blackness and the feminine in an Afrofuturist approach.

In her most recent research, she dedicated herself to investigate black erasure in the city of São Paulo, occupying and claiming histories, with the figure of women as the leader of this new history. Her work unites history, ancestry and contemporary art in the search for the paths trodden by her ancestors, representing the performance of black people in different sectors such as Arts, Engineering and Medicine.


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