Vulcanica Pokaropa

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Presidente Bernardes, Brazil, 1993
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2024 nominee

Travesti, born in Presidente Bernardes, in the interior of São Paulo (Brazil), she has a degree in Photography, a master’s degree in Theater from the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC) and is a doctoral student in Performing Arts at the São Paulo State University (UNESP). Her research deals with the presence of transsexuals, travestis and non-binary people in the arts. She is a member of the company Fundo Mundo de Circo, made up exclusively of trans people. Performer, poet, visual artist and cultural producer.

Her work is part of the collection of the São Paulo Museum of Contemporary Art (MAM-SP), which led her to become the first travesti in Brazil to have her work bought by a national museum. She also has works in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (MAC).


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