Manauara Clandestina

Manaus, Brasil, 1992.

Period of residence in Piramidón:January 2021 to April 2021.

Work: Manauara Clandestina is an artist whose work engages with new perspectives on transgender life and questions the conditions that permeate these experiences. Born in Manaus, she is the daughter of a pair of missionary pastors. As a child, she embarked on missions deep into the Amazon with her family. From a very young age, she sang in church and helped organize theater and other expressions that fit within the Pentecostal evangelical worship. Upon returning to Manaus during her adolescence, she had her first contact with an amateur theater group, igniting her desire to learn more about performance art. A clandestine life eventually led her to the country's largest capital city, and in the midst of a transition and the need to be heard, Manauara Clandestina was born as a nighttime performer. She continues to perform today, expanding her artistic language beyond this format and developing her work across various mediums. Currently, in addition to her individual research, she is dedicated to directing the creation of projects with stylist Vicenta Perrotta.

Latest exhibitions:

2021_n1, Piramidón Centre d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, 2021.





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