Organized by the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) and the Visual Arts Center (VAC) with generous support from Shannon and Mark Hart and the Fine Arts Diversity Committee Guest Artist Initiative, this talk by renowned Brazilian visual artist Rosana Paulino coincides with her keynote address at the 2020 Lozano Long Conference. During her talk, Paulino will present her multi-media practice, which combines drawing, installation, sculpture, and weaving, and discuss how her work examines the experience of black women in Brazilian society and the legacy of slavery.
Paulino's work will be exhibited at the Visual Arts Center in the fall of 2021 due in part to grant funding received from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support the exhibition Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil.
Rosana Paulino is a São Paulo-based visual artist whose work centers around social, ethnic, and gender issues, focusing in particular on black women in Brazilian society and the various types of violence suffered by this population due to racism and the lasting legacy of slavery. She holds a doctorate in visual arts from the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP), a specialization in printmaking from the London Print Studio, and a bachelor’s in printmaking from ECA/USP. She has received grants from the Ford Foundation (2006–2008) and CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) (2008–2011). In 2014, she was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship for a residency at the Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy.
Paulino’s work has been exhibited in Brazil and internationally, including a retrospective at the Pinacoteca do Estado of São Paulo (2018) and the exhibitions Histórias Afro-altânticas, Museum of Art of São Paulo and Tomie Ohtake Institute (2018), Africamericano, Centro de La Imagen, Mexico City (2017), and South-South: Let me Begin Again, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2017). Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, The University of New Mexico Art Museum, and the Afro-Brazilian Museum, São Paulo.