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Akinbode Akinbiyi

Akinbode Akinbiyi is, by way of photography and poetry, a chronicler of the quotidian. He is interested in “everydaylifeness” rather than everydayness; two states differentiated by Akinbiyi’s profound interest in being—human beings, among other beings, and the way that they craft, navigate, and relate to societies and spaces.


Coletivo Coletores (outbound: Dakar)

Coletivo COLETORES is an art/urban intervention Collective, formed in 2008 in the periphery of the East Zone of the city of São Paulo, by the artists Toni William and Flávio Camargo. With a history of actions that think about the city, its people, and the relationships between art, the city, technology, and the public, Coletivo COLETORES has sought paths that explore different ways of playing and of interacting with the city. Since the year of 2016, Coletores has collaborated with, realizing a series of projects that promote the articulation between territory, memory, and corporality. During these three years of activities, Coletores was able to contribute to various actions, such as: QUEER City, Open Doors — Goethe Institut, the Neighborhood Museum – Paim, 13th Contemporary Art Biennial of Dakar, and the project Cartographic Bodies, which was realized as a parallel program to the 33rd Contemporary Art Biennial of São Paulo.

Mickaël Marchand

Mickaël Marchand graduated at ENSAG (Grenoble, FR) and UDK (Berlin, D). He received the “bourse des arts plastiques de la ville de Grenoble 2012.” His shows include CNAC Grenoble, Centre d’Art de la Bastille, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Palazzo Rizo: Museo d’arte Contemporanea della Sicilla (Palermo) , the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art and Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin). Mickaël Marchand conceptual approach of installation incorporate photographs and videos as documentation. Repetition as a protocole of research create series of works linked to the cities he is traveling. Whatever humor that can be perceived, Marchands work has to do with the construction, the structure and the limits of balance. His artistic conscience has always been leading by the need to keep his installations real : “My pieces are in balance without cheating.”


Leandro Moraes

Leandro Moraes has been a photographer and documentary maker for twelves years, collaborating with national and international vehicles such as Folha de São Paulo, Revista Época, Portal UOL, Libération Newspaper, among others, as well as independent media, such as Mídia Ninja and Vai de Pé Magazine. Besides articles and portraits for communication vehicles, he also dedicates himself to personal projects which, in their majority, involve political and social matters. (2017-2018)

Kadija de Paula

Combines food, text and performance to create situations and happenings that question the value of labor, resources and social habits. She is author and editor of independent published works, and has presented her research, performance and visual work in seminars, exhibitions, and happenings at U-Jazdswski Castle Warsaw, AZB Skulptur Platz Zurich; 67 Ludlow Street Gallery NYC; Sesc and Casa do Povo São Paulo; FLUCA Austrian cultural pavilion Plovdiv; Q21 Museums Quartier Vienna; Wachauarena Melk; 32ª São Paulo Art Biennial; MATADERO Madrid; Villa Romana Florence; Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht; Casa Daros Latinamerica; United Nations University Tokyo; ArteBA; and MAM Medellin, amongst others.

Jade Tang

Jade Tang’s work oscillates between what was, what is, and what will be. She seize a moment during the life of a material, when a subject, architecture, or light, reaches its narrative potential at a precise moment. Before graduating she focused on working with glass as an experience, always surrounded by smoke and fire, wood ashes and steam. At the end she has been greatly influenced by the intensity of the glass studio atmosphere. Accordingly, her approach has expanded to include different materials – evolving, deteriorating, revealing… The question of renewal is now on another scale with her main project since three years : Perspective Résidentielle. She is working on site construction as a transition space. She is interested in the way inhabitants organise this space-time, how they adapt their habits to this new environment full of disruptions.


Chico Togni

With a Bachelor’s Degree in sculpture by the Communication and Arts School of the University of São Paulo, in January of 2005, he participated in the Brazil’s main salons and prizes, such as the Exhibition Program and the Acquisition Prize of the Cultural Center of São Paulo, the 14th Salon of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro’s Funarte’s “Prêmio Projéteis de Arte Contemporânea,” April Salon in Fortaleza, Temporada de Projetos do Paço das Artes, among others. More recently, he participated in the artist research program of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. in the United States, and the exhibition Comic Sans in Quito, Ecuador.



Livia Alexander

Livia Alexander is a curator, writer, and Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University. Her work is focused on examining the relationship between art infrastructure and artistic production, urbanity, cultural politics of food and art, and contemporary art from the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She as curated and produced numerous art and film programs, exhibitions and events, showcased at the MoMA New York, Tate Modern, Sharjah Art Foundation, Queens Museum, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinematheque Tangier, and many more. Alexander is co-producer of the research-based interactive documentary, Jerusalem, We Are Here (Canada/Palestine/Israel, 2016), directed by Dorit Naaman.


Amber Art (Sidd x2 / Keir / Rebecca)

Amber Art and Design facilitates dynamic interactions between people and communities that create spaces for positive growth.
With over a decade of collective experience, Amber Art & Design’s public projects, exhibitions and educational activities have engaged thousands of people, in hundreds of communities across the United States and internationally. We operate with the belief that art can be a collaborative and inclusive platform to initiate critical conversations. It can be collaborative and inclusive of marginalized voices. Amber Art & Design leverages resources from the art world for the purpose of community empowerment and public service.


Coletivo Amem

Coletivo Amem is a São Paulo-based artistic collective that promotes festivals, performances and debates focusing on race, class, gender, and public health.


Jaroslav Andel

Jaroslav Anděl is a conceptual artist, photographer, art historian, curator, and pedagogue. He studied photography at FAMU (1967–72) and art history at Charles University in Prague (1969–73). Received his PhD from Charles University in Prague in 1982. Former director of the National Gallery in Prague’s Museum of Modern Art, the author of Avant-Garde Page Design, Alexandr Hackenschmied, editor of Art Into Life: Russian Constructivism 1914-1932, Czech Modernism 1900-1945 and other books on 20th century art. In 2001 he initiated Excavating the Future symposium in Prague. From 2008 to 2014 he was Artistic Director of DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. From 2004-2008, he was Acting Artistic Director at DOX. He lives in New York and Prague. Jaroslav Anděl teaches interdisciplinary seminars for Visual Art Studies and Humanities as an Adjunct Distinguished Senior Lecturer.


Departamento de la Comida (with Isabel Gandia)

El Departamento de la Comida is a non-government collective for sustainable, regenerative, and resilient food projects in Puerto Rico, in constant collaboration and solidarity with food movements worldwide. Founded in 2010 as a multi-farmer CSA, this grassroots project has experimented with various models, including a store, commercial kitchen, product line, workshops, restaurant, event space, queer food business, and more. In 2019 El Departamento de la Comida reopens after Hurricane María flooded its space in 2017, as a nonprofit organization with four core programs: the FARM, the AGENCY, the KITCHEN, and RESOURCE LIBRARY.


DIG Ferreira

Dig Ferreira (illustrator). Graduated in Interior Design by the European Institute of Design. His work as a visual artist is based on three pillars: the #DesenhoRegistro, Galeria Mobile and the Research / Study Group # Eunaoseidesenhar. Member of the Bela Vista and Saracura Erê Social Network.


Joshua Furst

Joshua Furst is an American fiction writer. Joshua Furst’s novel The Sabotage Café was named to the 2007 year-end best-of lists of the Chicago Tribune, the Rocky Mountain News and the Philadelphia City Paper, as well as being awarded the 2008 Grub Street Fiction Prize. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book of stories, Short People. A frequent contributor to The Jewish Daily Forward, he has also been published in The Chicago Tribune, Conjunctions, PEN America, Five Chapters and The New York Tyrant among many other journals and periodicals and been given citations for notable achievement by The Best American Short Stories and The O’Henry Awards. He is a founding member of the literary collective Krïstïanïa.


Jesse Hawkes

With a performance career including theater, opera, radio, and film, Jesse recently returned to New York after running youth theater, film and human rights programs in Rwanda, South Africa, Haiti, and Bosnia. Jesse holds a B.A. from Harvard University and lives in Harlem.


Todd Lanier Lester (outbound: Via Farini)

Todd Lanier Lester is an artist, writer and cultural producer. He lives in São Paulo, where he works with—a project focused on the right to the city—with a group of fellow city dwellers. Todd founded freeDimensional, a network that helps artists in danger by providing safe haven in participating artist residencies, He is a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and a Research Associate with both Laboratório para Outros Urbanismos at the University of São Paulo and Culturizing Sustainable Cities at the University of Coimbra. Todd serves as advisor to arts, rights and literary organizations in India, Mexico, Brazil, Germany and the US.


Adler Murada

Adler was born in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil (1986). He lives and worksbetween São Paulo and Teresina. Adler is a visual artist—publication, drawing, installation and a range of collaborations—and independent editor/publisher. He sees his hybrid working style as a proposition for a contemporary artistic practice comprised of objects as well as cultural and social actions.


Carina Paoletti

Content Producer and Platform communicator. Graduated in International Relations by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo, Carina has passed through the editing of Editora Abril and Folha de São Paulo. She also develops works as a visual artist, mixing her experience as editor and trend researcher, in elaborating and constructing images.


Queer City:

Todd, Rapha, Pato, Edicoes Aurora (Outbound: Quito)
Coletivo Amem and EXPLODE! (Outbound: NYC)
Queerness is a broad term, one that can certainly be linked to a range of LGBT+ politics and realities, as well as histories, futures and places. For our purposes, Queer City opens a discussion on how we live and work in, share and survive the contemporary city, with São Paulo as our outlook. We are therefore equally interested in acknowledging common ground and understanding counter narratives.


Van Alen Institute

Van Alen Institute is a 124-year-old not-for-profit that uses design to catalyze positive change in cities.

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Mavi Veloso (2017, 2016)

Mavi is the mixture of patifaria with gambiarra-do-it-yourself. She is a transdisciplinary artist, performer, dancer, actress, singer, song-writer, and music producer, performance and visual artist, trans, queer, fashion, dag queen and graphic designer. Born in 1985 in Pacaembu in State of São Paulo, Brazil, currently lives in Amsterdam. Studied dance, theatre, music and circus through varied formal and informal training processes. Graduated in arts at State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil (2006-2009). Continued studies in performativity with COMO clube artist platform, São Paulo (2011-2014). Did a Post master in performance at A.PASS (Advanced Performance And Scenography Studies)(2014-2016), Brussels/Belgium. Master of Voice at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.



Kholoud Bidak

Kholoud Bidak is an African philanthropist who has worked since 2002 with minorities and oppressed groups through NGOs and collectives in different areas of the world. She addresses topics such as women’s issues, gender, sexuality, well-being, and the environment through art, writings or self-expressing methods.


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Danila Bustamante

Danila Bustamante is a videomaker. Creator of illustrious thoughts, she seeks to, through the production of images, different and unexpected ways of eternalizing a moment. She has participated in creations, collaborations, photographies, videos, video-installations in national and international festivals, such as FILE – Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica and “City One Minute São Paulo”, Holland and Rietveld Arsenale, Italy. Had a scholarship at the “Munich International Film Festival Seminar / FilmFest Munchen, Germany. Currently collaborates with the Cineclube Socioambiental Crisantempo (SP), Goethe Institut São Paulo (SP), Mostra Live Cinema (RJ), Prix Jeunesse Brasil (SP), audiovisual and dance artists, is part of the project DIANA, about studies on urban dances and Waacking. Besides, in 2017, directed her first documentary entitled ”QUEER CITY / CIDADE QUEER”, in partnership with Musagetes and


Edgar Calel

Edgar Calel. Edgar Calel Apen was born in Chi Xot, Comalapa, an Indigenous community called Maya Kaqchikel, Guatemala. In 2016, he was an artist-in-residence with and Lastro in São Paulo.


Eduardo Carrera

Eduardo Carrera is a curator, researcher, and art blogger. He received his degree in visual art from the Universidad Catolica in Ecuador. He worked as a curator for Center de Arte Contemporaneo in Quito, Ecuador (2011-13). Carrera is currently the Research Coordinator at Fundacion Museos de la Ciudad. He is also the Director and Curator of No Lugar-AC, a space for exhibitions and residencies. Carrera is the coordinator for Premio Brasil–Arte Emergente and has curated various exhibitions such as SEXO-DROGAS & ROCK N ROLL, Quito (2013); Situaciones de hacinamiento, Quito (2013); EL DESEO ES LA FORMA, CAC, Quito (2013); EVERNESS, Alianza Francesa, Quito (2013); La (in) materialidad de la linea, No Lugar-AC, Quito (2012); and PAROLE, No Lugar-AC, Quito (2012).


Raphael Daibert (outbound: Malta)

Raphael Daibert is a researcher, curator, cultural producer and activist, based in São Paulo, Brazil. Current Master’s student in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute. Assistant Editor at ArtsEverywhere platform and fellow researcher at the study group “Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures” at University of British Columbia. Founding member of Works in the intersection of curating and producing different engaged art projects around gender & sexuality, decoloniality, migrations, right to the city and pedagogies.


Episode Haiti

Episode Haiti was a three month process of the artist residency of the Haitian photographer Pierre MIchel Jean in the city of São Paulo, invited by in partnership with Novas Diásporas/Invisíveis Produções, with support by FOKAL – Fondasyon Konesas ak Libète / Fondation connaissance et liberté and ArtsEverywhere.


Paulo Goya (2016, 2015)

Paulo Goya is an actor, known for Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011), Carpe Aeternitatem (2014) and (fdp) (2012).


Pato Hebert

Patrick “Pato” Hebert is an artist, educator and organizer. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. The practice works across a range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, language, light, temporality and graphic design. Progressive praxis, spatial dynamics and the spirit of social topographies are of particular interest.


Aaron Landsman

Aaron Landsman is a theater artist, performer and teacher. His work includes site-specific productions in the kinds of places where people perform their lives: homes, offices, buses and meeting rooms, as well as more traditionally staged works.


Diane Lima

Diane Lima is an independent curator, researcher, and creative director She has a master’s in Communication and Semiotics by PUC-SP, and her work is focused on experimenting multidisciplinary curatorial practices in a decolonial perspective.


Pierre Jean Michel

Pierre Michel Jean is a photojournalist based in Port-au-Prince. He was invited by and FOKAL to complete a three-month residency in São Paulo, where he developed a research on Haitians living in São Paulo.


Lucia Nhamo

Lucia Nhamo is a Zimbabwean visual artist. She explores counter-narratives and power relations through performance, animation, video, printmaking and sculpture.


Jean-Francois Prost

Jean-François Prost is a visual artist based in Montreal, Quebec. He has a degree in environmental design at Université du Québec à Montréal and in Architecture at Carleton University (Ottawa). He is mostly known for his investigations in spatial and social practices in the city, his practice in relational art and for being the foundator of the artistic platform Adaptive Actions. Among other projects, he has worked and exposed at La Biennale de Montreal(2002), International Architecture Biennal Rotterdam (2003), Liverpool Biennial (2006), Lisbon Architecture Triennal (2013) and International Architecture Biennale in São Paulo (2013).


Pony Zion / House of Zion

Born and raised in the busy streets of Harlem, Devon “Pony” Webster has dedicated his life to dance since the tender age of 10. Pony has also mastered the Art of “Vogue”. A form of dance that capitalizes and displays the contours of the body through enhanced flexibility and finesse. Battling in competitions for voguing, Pony is a Legend in the underground “Ballroom” community where Voguing was created and has been deemed so for the last 5 years. He has been a member of the House/ball community since 1998.. More recently Pony is taking Vogue to the next level by creating the first Vogue Dance Company “Vogue Evolution”, whose mission was to do social justice and HIV Prevention through the art of vogueing. They have traveled across the world performing and standing for Gay Rights while teaching Vogue Classes to the public in workshops called “Vogue Theory”.


Queer City:

Todd, Rapha, Pato, Edicoes Aurora (Outbound: Quito)
Coletivo Amem and EXPLODE! (Outbound: NYC)
Queerness is a broad term, one that can certainly be linked to a range of LGBT+ politics and realities, as well as histories, futures and places. For our purposes, Queer City opens a discussion on how we live and work in, share and survive the contemporary city, with São Paulo as our outlook. We are therefore equally interested in acknowledging common ground and understanding counter narratives.



Ultra-red are a sound-based art and political collective founded in 1994 by two AIDS activists. Originally based in Los Angeles, the collective has expanded over the years with members across North America and Europe. Members in Ultra-red range from artists, researchers, and organizers from different social movements including the struggles of migration, anti-racism, participatory community development, and the politics of HIV/AIDS. In 2008 they began working explicitly with practices of popular education, setting up learning experiments for students, artists, and community organisers under the name the School of Echoes.


Lorena Vicini (outbound: Malta)

Lorena Vicini comes from São Paulo, works as publisher and cultural management and at the moment is PHD student at the Kunsthoschule Kassel. She is journalist and holds a Master on German Literature (Universidade de São Paulo). From 2015-2017 she coordinated Episodes of the South a project from Goethe-Institut São Paulo, in which context she developed projects aiming to decolonize knowledge from a “south” perspective. Lorena is co-author of the following publications: “Inspirador: international guidelines for sustainable cultural management” and “Developing identities to improve collectivity”.


Ajamu X

Ajamu X is a British artist, curator, archivist and activist. He best known for his fine art photography, which explores same-sex desire and the Black male body, and his work as an archivist and activist to document the lives and experiences of black LGBTQ people in the UK.
*Princeton class / Irene Small


Zona da Mata

The Zona da Mata (ZdM) project was conceived as a permanent environmental lab, to be developed in a participative way, engaging the local community and the periphery’s. It was conceived by the Ateliê Mata Adentro and incubated by the collective, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Lanxess. The project aimed to approach, through workshops and interventions, concepts of agroecology, permaculture, and agroforestry.



Pepe Dayaw

Joseph Michael Patricio is Pepe Dayaw. ‘Pepe Dayaw’ is a work-in-progress. In this work lies a blend of folklore, precarious technologies and funky improvisations whose mission is to research and choreograph living designs and sociality. Formally educated in the University of the Philippines, University of Amsterdam, University of Warwick, the National Museum of Reina Sofia Madrid and the Kaloob Philippine Music and Dance Ministry, Pepe performs, having trained in several dance disciplines such as pangalay and butoh, a self- taught chef, polyglot and masseur; and a professional karaoke singer. Born in Manila and grew up everywhere, Pepe is a leftover of past lives that get renewed each time he performs. He started cooking out of nostalgia for island tropical memories and has since been utilising this practice as a research tool for rehearsing emergent democracies through his independent production platform Nowhere Kitchen.


Blake Morris

Blake is a private chef in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and moved to Toronto when he was 18 to attend the culinary school of George Brown College. During Summers for the past seven years, Blake has been one of the head chefs for Wasan Island, an international conference center in the Muskoka Lakes, north of Toronto. In addition to Canada, he has lived and worked in London, Berlin, and Guatemala City. In Guatemala City he helped create a lunch program for homeless with local restaurants, and organized a monthly “Free Dr. Day” that brought doctors to an underserved community to offer pro bono care.


Alyssa Becker

Chef Alyssa Becker entered the Toronto culinary scene after graduating from George Brown College in Toronto in 2008. Chef Becker completed the Chef Training program and the post-graduate French Culinary Arts program where she studied alongside chefs in Toronto as well as at the ITHQ – Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec in Montreal, and at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France. Alyssa assisted in opening Rodney’s by Bay in downtown Toronto (2009), and worked as Head Chef at John and Sons Oyster House (2012-2015). She has also worked as the Executive Chef at Wasan Island since 2009, an International conference centre situated in the Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, where she is currently the Operations Manager. Chef Becker is highly driven by the food culture that Toronto celebrates and is continuously inspired by her travels to gain more knowledge of international cuisine.


Adler Murada

Adler was born in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil (1986). He lives and works between São Paulo and Teresina. Adler is a visual artist—publication, drawing, installation and a range of collaborations—and independent editor/publisher. He sees his hybrid working style as a proposition for a contemporary artistic practice comprised of objects as well as cultural and social actions.


Jeaná Morrison

Jeaná Morrison is a doctoral student at Drexel University’s School of Education. Her research interests include access and equity in higher education and the negotiation of marginal identities in education contexts. Her dissertation research will examine Black Brazilian students attending university under the quota system.


梁丹丹 Dandan Liang

梁丹丹 (Dandan Liang) is a theatre producer, manager, performer and director from Beijing. In 2008, she co-founded and began operating the very first independent theater in China – Beijing Penghao Theater. It is still the only theatre in Beijing to present a wide variety of performances. Since it’s founding, the 110 person black-box theater in Beijing has hosted over 200 different performances from artists around China and the world. By acting as a public Chinese theatre it has become an essential cultural force: cultivating original pieces, hosting international festivals and setting the stage for a theater community and dialogue in Beijing that previously did not exist. In 2014, Dandan enrolled in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to learn how theater organizations around the world operate.


Roberto Tejada

Roberto Tejada is author of the poetry collections Full Foreground (Arizona, 2012), Exposition Park (Wesleyan, 2010), and Mirrors for Gold (Krupskaya, 2006). An art writer and historian, his other publications include National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s
Image Environment (Minnesota, 2009), A Ver: Celia Alvarez Muñoz (Minnesota, 2009), essays in books on photographers Graciela Iturbide and Miguel Rio Branco, and critical writings on contemporary U.S. and Latino American artists in Afterimage, Aperture, Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, SF Camerawork, and Third Text.


Steph Yates

Steph Yates is an artist, musician, and bookmaker living and working in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her practice involves stop-motion animation, installation, kinetic sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media work, which she is currently exploring as an artist in residence at The Boarding House Arts Incubator Program. Since 2013, Yates has been working with Publication Studio Guelph as its studio coordinator, bookmaker, member of the editorial group, and teacher of various hands-on workshops. Yates can often be seen performing in a slew of local bands, and her own musical projects include garage-pop outfit Esther Grey and sparkle-punk duo Cupcake Ductape.


El Departamento de la Comida

El Departamento de la Comida is a non-government collective for sustainable, regenerative, and resilient food projects in Puerto Rico, in constant collaboration and solidarity with food movements worldwide. Founded in 2010 as a multi-farmer CSA, this grassroots project has experimented with various models, including a store, commercial kitchen, product line, workshops, restaurant, event space, queer food business, and more. In 2019 El Departamento de la Comida reopens after Hurricane María flooded its space in 2017, as a nonprofit organization with four core programs: the FARM, the AGENCY, the KITCHEN, and RESOURCE LIBRARY.


Jaime Lauriano

Jaime Lauriano (*1985, São Paulo, Brazil) holds a degree in Visual Arts from São Paulo’s Centro Universitário Belas Artes. His work
discusses the structures involved in the formation of public space and the history of the development of the Brazilian state. It uses strategies present in contemporary audiovisual productions (such as advertising), of archival materials and field research, to leverage its discussions. Among his most recent exhibitions are the following solo shows: Impedimento, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; Em Exposição – Sesc Consolação, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013; Olhares, Escutas E Outras Histórias, SESC, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2010. And the group shows: PIESP Exhibition 2013-14 / Programa Independente da Escola São Paulo, Casa do Povo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; Tatu: futebol, adversidade e cultura da caatinga, Rio Art Museum (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014; Taipa-Tapume, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; Espaços Independentes: A Alma É O Segredo Do Negócio, São Paulo, Brazil, in 2013.


Thea Little

Thea Little is a choreographer, performer, musician, and composer born and living in New York City, USA. She holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University and a BA in Dance from the School of General Studies at Columbia University. Thea works collaboratively with trained dancers, non-dancers, and performance artists, as well as with artists in other mediums, and draws a lot of her material from improvisation, with performances ranging from loose to set structures depending on venues and concepts. Thea is primarily interested in issues of boundaries, stretching what is foreign to home, and what is rigid and controlling to accepting and nurturing.


Niki Singleton

Niki Singleton works in drawing, painting, digital art, found material sculpture and installation and performance. Born in Vancouver, Canada, to African and European parents, Niki is now based in Brooklyn after traveling and living abroad for 10 years. She has undertaken residencies in France, the Netherlands, New York and Connecticut, and has had solo exhibitions at the Holocaust Museum (Dallas), TVAA Gallery (Dallas) and Imagine Ic (Amsterdam). She holds an MFA from the New York Studio School.


Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His work is known for its engagement with histories of queer culture and activism and for its insistence that the politics of sex and gender represent an opportunity to articulate definite positions against social and political injustice.


Maya Mikdashi

Maya Mikdashi is a Mellon Postdoc at the Institute for Research on Women and the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Maya works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of sovereignty, secularism and religion. She has worked on a number of documentary and narrative film projects, and continues to edit and write for Jadaliyya, an e-zine that she co-founded and that is centered on critical approaches to studying the transnational Middle East.



Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny is a co-founder of Centrala, a design platform from Warsaw, Poland. He operates globally with both architectural and artistic assignments, one of which takes place in frame of the project in São João Occupation in São Paulo’s downtown. His project of writer’s studio named Keret House was included in the permanent collection of MoMA in 2013. Jakub was the first resident of, and, during his stay at the São João Occupation, developed a flag-making workshop, with Isabel Gandía, Raphael Daibert, e Lorena Vicini.



Adham Bakry

Adham Bakry is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer, and has a BA in architecture.
(*2013; Illustrated the process for book chapter, Anatomy of a Durational Project, (2013-2017).)


Thiago Correia Gonçalves (2013, 2014, 2015)

Thiago Correia Gonçalves (*1983, Brazil) lives and works in São Paulo and New York. He studied Cinema at FAAP(SP-BR) and Architecture at the Escola da Cidade (SP-BR) and Architectural Association (LDN-UK). Among the institutions where he has shown his works are: Niklas Schechinger Gallery (2014), Hamburg (GER); Vitrina, MASP (2014); Memorial da América Latina (2014); Centro Cultural São Paulo (2013), all in Sao Paulo; Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana (2013) and Galeria Península (2014) in Porto Alegre (BR); and Dox Center in Prague (CZK).

Thiago Goncalves (outbound: Prague for Modes of Democracy)


Leandro Viana

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Leandro Viana is a freelance photographer based in New York City. After breaking into the field through fashion, editorial, and advertising photography, most notably at DPZ, one of Brazil’s leading advertising agencies, Leandro began documenting social issues such as immigration, refugees, and human rights.
(outbound: Dhaka, Bangladesh for Chobi Melo festival)



Ghawazee Coletivo de Ação

Ghawazee is a transdisciplinary performance action collective, made up of women with different artistic backgrounds, which investigates the expressions of the feminine through artistic actions presented in public spaces. The collective is searching for the creation of an experimental language practice that forges a temporary, transgressive disruptions in the order of everyday life through artistic actions, intended mostly for the local, found and unforeseen public.