Rosana Paulino is a São Paulo-based artist whose work addresses Afro-Brazilian experience, focusing on black women in Brazilian society through drawing, installation, sculpture, and weaving. In this talk, Paulino discusses her multifaceted artistic practice.
Co-organized by the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) and the Visual Arts Center with generous support from Shannon and Mark Hart and the Fine Arts Diversity Committee Guest Artist Initiative.
Rosana Paulino is a visual artist whose work centers around social, ethnic, and gender issues, focusing in particular on black women in Brazilian society and the various types of violence suffered by this population due to racism and the lasting legacy of slavery. She holds a doctorate in visual arts from the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo (ECA/USAP), a specialization in engraving from the London Print Studio, and a bachelor’s in engraving from ECA/USP. She received grants from the Ford Foundation fellow in 2006–2008 and CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) in 2008–2011. In 2014, she was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship for a residency at the Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. Paulino’s works are held by prominent museums such as Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM, São Paulo), University of New Mexico Art Museum, and the Museu Afro-Brasil (São Paulo). In addition, she has had exhibitions in Galeria Superfície (Atlântico Vermelho, 2016), Espace Culturel Fort Griffon à Besançon (France, 2014); and Museu de Arte Contemporânea Americana (São Paulo, 2013), among others.