Artist: Pêdra Costa (Brazil)

Pêdra Costa (1978) is a Brazilian Performance Artist and Anthropologist based in Berlin and working with queer artists internationally. Her work is informed by the aesthetics of post-porn and an investigation about anti-colonial concepts. Pêdra Costa works with her body, presenting Performance Art, making videos and writing, using complex and fragmented epistemologies from queer communities, being contaminated by knowledge almost completely destroyed by the colonial project and remembering radical caring against the lack of opportunities of living. S/he engages the political aesthetics of post-porn and anti-colonial strategies. S/he faces failure every day, transforming failure into a creative force, in connection with mixed and forgotten ancestral ties.

Some exhibitions include Multitud Marica: Activaciones de archivos sexo-disidentes en América Latina, Santiago de Chile 2017 (Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende); Queer Encounters_Vienna Trans LA, Los Angeles 2017 (CalArts School of Art); Welt Kompkt?, Vienna 2017 (frei_raum Q21, MuseumsQuartier); Millionaires Can Be Trans // You Are So Brave, Berlin 2015 (Schwules Museum); Oral Museum of the Revolution, Barcelona 2013 (MACBA); Caos e Efeito, São Paulo 2011 (Itaú Cultural).

Collaborator: Ana María Millán

Ana María Millán (Cali, Colombia). The work of Ana María Millán draws relationships between policies of animation, performativity, gender and subcultures. She has developed a series of role plays that end in videos or animations. She is a co-founder of the artist collective Helena Producciones with whom her works actively building platforms according to the socioeconomic conditions of the specific contexts. Two of the group’s most important projects are the Cali Performance Festival and the Mobile School of Knowledge. Amon her exhibitions are “Ana María Millán – Solo Show”, Witte de With, Rotterdam 2018; “The noise of things falling,” FRAC Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, Marseille 2017; “Borders of everyday life. Notes for another story of contemporary video in Colombia “, Jeu de Paume, Paris 2017; “Immortality for all”, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin 2016; “Cold in Colombia”, Nominated Luis Caballero Prize (solo), Bogotá 2015; “Mutis Mutare”, El Matadero, Madrid 2015; “Go to return”, 12 Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca 2014; “No man’s land?”, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz 2011; “AUTO-KINO!” Presented by Phil Collins, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin 2009; “Collateral Stories”, Cultural Center of Spain, Guatemala 2008; “I Still Believe in Miracles – part I”, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 2005.

Artists in conversation with cultural agents


Jeferson Andrade (BR)
and Elena Agudio


Alexandra Bisbicus (CO)
and Valeria Fahrenkrog


Andressa Cantergiani (BR)
and Ana María Millán


Pêdra Costa (BR)
and Wilma Lukatsch


Manuela Eichner (BR)
and Júlia Gutiérrez Peris


Manuela García Aldana (CO)
and Vanina Saracino


Lia Krucken (BR)
and María Linares


Moana Mayal (BR) and
Cristina Moreno García


Júlia Mensch (AR) and
Teobaldo Lagos Preller


Alberto Morreo (VE)
and Paz Guevara


Rafucko (BR) and
Júlia Frate Bolliger


Melanie Rivera Flores (PR)
and Caique Tizzi

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