Performing Arts

Aesthetics of Resistance: Photography and Performance

— talk and performance with Doris Difarnecio, Karina Bidaseca and Daniela Mara Reis da Silveira

Galeria Zé dos Bois

Conversation “Aesthetics of Resistance” between Doris Difarnecio, Karina Bidaseca and Daniela Mara Reis da Silveira, moderated by Chilll, visual artist and co-conspirator of the Arte Acción platform.

ARTE ACCIÓN: Believes in artistic collaborations as a way to reveal ourselves to others, generate knowledge and engage politically and socially in all aspects of our lives. An artistic alliance can give rise to transformative acts that call us into affective and powerful relationships that map and transform personal knowledge into transmissible knowledge.

Doris Difarnecio

Colombian/New York artist, activist and sociologist who grew up in Harlem. She is the director of the Arte Acción platform. She studied Hispanic American literature, theatre and contemporary dance at Skidmore College in New York City. She holds two Masters degrees in Cultural Studies and Sociology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and in Social Sciences and Humanities (Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, México). She worked with FOMMA (Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya) as a theatre director based on Paulo Freire methodologies between 1999 and 2013 in Mexico. She directed the Hemispheric Performance Institute satellite of New York University in Chiapas, Mexico, from 2007 to 2013. In 2013, he toured the Latin American continent by bus, carrying out actions, collaborations, dialogues, lectures and screenings with various universities, NGOs and indigenous populations on performance as activism. She has received a Fullbright scholarship.

Doris Difarnecio directs the digital platform Arte Acción, which focuses on the representation of art as public action and resistance against feminicide, sexual violence, homophobia and racism. Arte Acción has been present in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, India and Spain. Difarnecio resides in southwest Portugal, Cavaleiro, where he continues to collaborate with various academic and community institutions in Latin America, New York and Lisbon. The digital platform Arte Acción is a space that connects cultures and modes of expression with lectures, dialogues, projections, public actions, which have contributed to the strengthening of collaborations, multilingual and interdisciplinary of institutions, artists, academics and activists.

Karina Badeseca

Conversing about the work of the South African photographer Zanele Muholi, the guests will make relevant contributions on arts and performance. Karina Bidaseca is a post-doctoral fellow in Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth. Her research is based on diasporic bodies, discussing theories of postcoloniality from the epistemology of the South. She is currently Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, UBA and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

Daniela Mara Reis da Silveira

Actress, dancer, performer, art educator and master’s student in Processes and Poetics of Contemporary Scene at UFOP. She investigates contemporary indigenous arts, writing and butô dance in the process of scenic creation. Author of the poetry book “Só faz sentido o rio…” by the publisher urutau (2022). She has academic training in the specialization course in Art Education: Brazilian Cultures and Contemporary Artistic Languages (2022) by the Federal University of Bahia – UFBA; Bachelor and Degree in Performing Arts (2018 – 2021) by the Federal University of Ouro Preto – UFOP. Member of the research group Wayrakuna – Movimento Plurinacional de Mulheres Indígenas; and the collective anticorpos – research in dance.

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