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The 3rd Black Biennial, themed "Flows (in) Flow: Transience, Migration, and Memory," aims to explore and highlight the relationship between contemporary migration experiences and artistic practices of decolonial critical thinking as a central role. This edition of the biennial intends to generate discussions and reflections on how mobility and transience shape cultural identities, personal histories, and life trajectories of individuals and communities, constituting a powerful practice related to a sense of place, displacement, and belonging, raising urgent issues such as systemic gender and identity inequalities in flux.

Organized into five exhibition axes, INSURGENT LINES, TRANSMISSION NETWORKS, GENERATIVE PRACTICES, (RE)IMAGINATING THE BLACK CUBE and (TRANS)LOCATED MEMORIES, the Biennial Black will present, in a collaborative curation with independent institutions and artists, processes and practices extracted from the Virtual Shared Artistic Residency (RAVC-2) and open call, to everyone who identified their artistic processes with the biennial theme.

INSURGENT LINES – In this axis, art is explored as a form of insurgency and resistance, highlighting works that challenge established conventions and question social and political norms. The works presented in this axis celebrate the art's ability to break barriers and establish new paths of expression and freedom.

TRANSMISSION NETWORKS – This axis focuses on the connections and interactions between artists, communities, and cultures. By analyzing networks transmitting knowledge, techniques, and artistic traditions, it seeks to understand how these flows influence and shape cultural production and collective memory.

GENERATIVE PRACTICES – This axis highlights artistic practices that generate new possibilities and perspectives, promoting innovation and experimentation. Through installations, performances, and other means, the artists involved in this axis explore the transformative potential of art and its ability to generate changes and reflections.

(RE)IMAGINING THE BLACK CUBE – In this axis, a critical and creative review of the traditional exhibition space, known as the "white cube," is proposed. By reimagining the black cube, this axis questions conventional modes of presentation and appreciation of art, proposing new approaches and spaces for encounter and dialogue.

(TRANS)LOCATED MEMORIES – The last axis addresses issues of memory, migration, and displacement, focusing on the experiences of individuals and communities facing transience and diaspora. The works presented in this axis explore the complexities of displaced memories, emphasizing the importance of the past in constructing identities and cultural narratives.

More than a transposition of conventional works and presentation formats, the works will explore the possibilities and specificities of the decolonial practices ecosystem while engaging in an art exhibition dialogue. Thus, art and culture, with the power to connect, raise awareness, and humanize these experiences, will provide exchanges for artists and communities to share their narratives, challenge stereotypes, and create an inclusive and democratic space.

The Black Brazil Art Biennial is an art exhibition that takes place every two years in both physical and/or virtual formats since 2019. Curated by the museum professional Patricia Brito from Porto Alegre, the exhibited collection includes paintings, sculptures, video art, installations, among other works. Starting from the third edition, the biennial becomes nomadic with the aim of traveling to different regions of the country and promoting diversity and inclusion in art, highlighting Brazilian black artists and their works, particularly women but not exclusively.

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(In)visíble Women (2019-2020)

Porto Alegre-RS

Florianópolis-SC

Curitiba-PR

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Cartography and Hybridism of the Female Body

Visual and Affective Representation (2022)

Virtual

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