From São Paulo, Brasil - Based in Berlin, Germany

Luïza Luz investigates multisensorial ways of learning and sharing emancipatory knowledge. Their work spans the human and more than human worlds, engaging with intuitive, theoretical, and practical approaches towards intersectional environmentalism, language, and planetary narratives that actualize the concept of nature as a living entity, and a subject of rights. 

In the fields of performance, sound, installation, sculpture, and painting, they collaborate with both digital and organic entities to co-create immersive, and participatory ecosystems.
They 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”.

+++ Highlights

In 2023 they visited the performance department at the University of Giessen as guest professor on the topic of Planetary Pedagogy, performed at the Montevidéo Marseille in France, presented the solo show "Flourish & Collapse" at Kulturdrogerie in Vienna, Austria, and participated in the group show "Über das Neue" at the museum Belvedere21 Wien.

In 2022, they visited the Academy of Fine Arts of Zagreb, Croatia, as guest professor, performed at Documenta15, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Floating E.v, Lios Labs, Vorspiel of CTM/Transmediale Festivals, among others.
In 2021 they integrated the first Wanwu Council 萬物社 initiated by the artist Zheng Bo at Gropius Bau, Berlin, and won the Junge Akademie award from Akademie der Künste for their project "Privilege of Dreaming".

The audiovisual performance "AFTER NATURE SOUNDSCAPE" (2020-2023), a collaboration with the artist Vi Amoras, was awarded by the Kommunale Galerie (2021) in Berlin, Germany, and presented at the Documenta15 (2022), at the Floating E.V Berlin (2022), at the Waking Life Festival (2023), at "Creative Code Art", in New York, among others.

+++ Upcoming

The publication about "Planetary Embodiment" will be launched in the second Semester of 2023, besides the essay "What's Dying, What's Being Born?" that will be published at awhām magazine #6 Plant Issue.

Photos: Oumou Aidara