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Luïza Luz
From São Paulo, Brasil - Lives in Berlin, Germany

Transdisciplinary artist, and educator. Their practices evolve from and beyond the binary nature-culture in interdependency with subjective, social, and environmental crises and healing. This research is translated into texts, and lectures, that become lyrics, soundscapes, audiovisual experiences, installations, temporary learning ecosystems, and live performances.

The presence of soil, and seeds as materiality and living entities, have been present in this practice, which they now combine with technological devices. In the last two years, music became a very important medium for the broader communication of this research, in which critical sustainability and decolonial timelines are the central axes.

Luïza Luz graduated in Visual Arts (2017) and studied with Indigenous authors such as Ailton Krenak and were awarded a scholarship by the Ecologist Fritjof Capra. In 2017 they published the book “T(t)ERRA: Artistic Pedagogical Approaches for The Cultivation of Ecological Cultures”. In 2021 they integrated the first Wanwu Council 萬物社 initiated by the artist Zheng Bo at Gropius Bau, Berlin.

Their audiovisual performance "After Nature Soundscape" (2020-2022), a collaboration with artist Vi Amoras, was presented at the group show "Creative Code Art", held in New York, at Lightbox Gallery, and at "UUU - Unbounded, Unleashed, Unforgiving - Reconsidering Cyberfeminism in 2021", held at New Art City, and at the Kommunale Galerie, Berlin. In 2021 they also presented the sound performance "A Grounding Piece of Land" at the Floating University, and won the Junge Akademie award from Akademie der Künste for their project "Privilege of Dreaming".

Luïza Luz is a MA candidate at UdK - Universität der Künste, Berlin, at the Art in Context Institut, where they actively engage with university politics, advocating for Climate Justice rooted in decolonial studies. At UdK they also teach the Seminar "Planetary Embodiment and The Privilege of Dreaming".






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"We - all of us on Terra - live in disturbing times. The task is to become capable, with each other in all of our bumptious kinds, of response".


DONNA J. HARAWAYSTAYING WITH
THE TROUBLE,
2016.



ARTIST PORTRAIT TAKEN
BY INFINITA CHEBEL (2020)


contact: l.luizaluz@gmail.com