A Ferida Inversa 2020

The present work is a reinterpretation of the work “Moema” by Victor Meirelles that comes from the challenge MASP Drawings at Home, from the São Paulo Museum of Art Assis Chateaubriand, which I based myself on the image of an indigenous woman of the represented dead on the edge of the sea. Reflecting on the decolonial turn and the subordinate representation of indigenous, black, female and other dissident groups from the white, male, cisheterosexual and bourgeois norms, I made this drawing as a visual counter-narrative of the official history of Brazil.

Tramas, Tranças e Transmissões (Wefts, Braids and Transmissions) 2020

About affection and ancestry. Three generations of women and Adinkras (ideograms) of the Akan people. Mixed technique. Drawing painted / filled with coffee, watercolor, colored pencils, pens and my own hair. Based on women on my heritage and afro brazilian culture.

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Paulo Silva



Brazilian visual artist, born in São Paulo, son of a diasporic family of migrants from the state of Bahia. Work with hibridism, mixed media, register devices and traditional art. Producing art about afro-latino realities, perspectives and afro brazilian and afro diasporic history.

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