Cuir PopCreto by Lyz Parayzo
Opening: 04.12 (Friday)
A Leste: 3pm
Maus Hábitos (oficina): 6pm
InResidence, program integrated in the CARAVANA project dedicated to artistic residencies of Saco Azul Associação Cultural & Maus Hábitos, receives between October and November Lyz Parayzo, to develop the project “Cuir Popcreto”.
The multi-disciplinary Brazilian artist living in Paris, works with audiovisual, jewelry, sculpture and performance. She studied theater at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and graduated as a visual artist at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts. She is currently a master's student in fine arts at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris.
Among group exhibitions, Lyz Parayzo's work has already passed through Latin America and Europe: Feminist Histories & Histories of Sexuality (MASP), EDP Award (Instituto Tomie Ohtake) - São Paulo; Women from the MAR collection - Rio de Janeiro; Women's Strategies (Santander Santander) - Porto Alegre; Yearbook (Porto Municipal Gallery), Political Adornment (Espaço Maus Hábitos); Tropical (Puerto Rico), "Demain sera un autre jour" (Paris). The artist had her work exposed in solo shows at Galeria Vermelho (São Paulo), Galeria Vila Aymoré (Rio de Janeiro) at Espace L gallery (Geneva).
Among group exhibitions, Lyz Parayzo's work has already passed through Latin America and Europe: Feminist Histories & Histories of Sexuality (MASP), EDP Award (Instituto Tomie Ohtake) - São Paulo; Women from the MAR collection - Rio de Janeiro; Women's Strategies (Santander Santander) - Porto Alegre; Yearbook (Porto Municipal Gallery), Political Adornment (Espaço Maus Hábitos); Tropical (Puerto Rico), "Demain sera un autre jour" (Paris). The artist had her work exposed in solo shows at Galeria Vila Aymoré (Rio de Janeiro) at Espace L gallery (Geneva).
Lyz Parayzo is developing the project entitled “Cuir Popcreto” that brings together the concept of cuir, a term used in Latin America, especially in Brazil, to designate people who do not have a gender perfomativity within a heteronormative binary logic, to the term popcreto which names the pop phase of the poetry of the Italian artist Waldemar Cordeiro living in Brazil. As part of the creation process, the artist continues her series of self-defense objects, in metal, which “plastically cite a concrete aesthetic and based on concepts such as gestalt, cutting and folding”, but this time more attracted to explore the composition in architectural spaces and in a much more experimental way.
In view of these references and interested in dealing with the recent phenomenon of emancipation of sexual and gender dissident bodies in the field of visual arts as subjects of their own subjectivities, Lyz Parayzo asks herself questions that she will explore during this creative process in the city of Porto: “What are the necessary tactics to be adopted by bodies that until recently were treated only as objects within institutional spaces? What are the references of representativeness for non-white and non-normative (cis-straight) artists? If they exist, which ones do not reproduce a colonial logic of violence?”
The result of this residency will be on display at two sites in the city of Porto: the Maus Hábitos workshop receives a specific site from the artist, while the studio A Leste receives a show with the other works created during the Parayzo immersion process.
A Leste (Calçada da Póvoa, 65): Tuesday til Friday, 3pm - 8pm
Maus Hábitos (oficina): Monday til Friday, 12pm - 10.30 pm
Artist in residece: Lyz Parayzo
General Cordination and Production: Mariana Vitale
Production Assistante: Catarina Rangel Pereira
Digital Content and Comunication:: Catarina Rangel Pereira, Diana Reis e Mariana Vitale
Press Office:: Diana Reis
Design: Catarina R. Pereira e Mariana Vitale
Exhibition Montage and Suport Design: Kiko Richard
Script and Video Edition of "Lyz Atômica": Francisco Marcen Camejo e Lyz Parayzo
Technical Draws: Anna Luisa Costa e Roberto Glaydman
Laser Cut: Luís Mota - Comércio de Ferro e Aços, Lda
Photograph: José Caldeira
Video Capture and Mini Doc Edition: Beatriz Lito
Collaboration: Filipe Confraria, Kauê Gindri, Leonor Parda, Manuela Pinto, João Lima e Theresa Albrecht
Organization: Saco Azul & Maus Hábitos
Coproduction: Câmara do Porto
Partnership: A Leste
Casa 70 Lisboa
Clarice Oliveira Tavares
Galeria Casa Triângulo