(this page was last updated in April 2021)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1993
Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

Represented by Sé Galeria

PIPA Prize 2020 nominee

Tadaskia Willa Oliveira Morais, also known artistically as Tadáskía and previously known as max wíllà morais, was trained at the evangelical church in theatre, singing, dance, education, and theology from 12 to 19 years old. From the age of 18, she started studying Visual Arts at UERJ (the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) and created some photographic series, including “Succession” with her mother Elenice Guarani. At that time she also began to draw with thread on eggshells and to create her arrangements with branches and fabrics. The first arrangement was thrown away by her mother and father because they thought it was a spell. In 2012, she met Aline Besouro and created the Madureira (MAd), a group with activities until 2016, using knitting, photography and video. From 2015 to 2019, Tadáskía developed propositions with Diambe da Silva, and among them is the experimental documentary “The dust doesn’t want to come out of the Esqueleto” (2017-2018). Nowadays her form is presented in threads, objects, colors, masses, traces and by apparitions. Tadáskía experiences body extension and transformation into seemingly finished stories. She works on material and immaterial relationships, especially when referring to strange, black, diasporic and family encounters.


Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2020:

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