São Paulo-based artist Luiz Roque joins Adam Miller, 2019-21 Race & Gender in the Built Environment Fellow in the School of Architecture at UT Austin, to discuss his practice, performativity, queerness, and architecture in relation to Luiz Roque: Republica, now view at the VAC.
Luiz Roque: Republica is on view February 5 – March 27, 2021.
Luiz Roque (b. 1979, Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil) lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. He has had solo exhibitions at Pivô, São Paulo (2020); CAC Passerelle, Brest (2020); New Museum, New York (2019); MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2018); Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo and Brussels (2017); Tramway, Glasgow (2017); CCSP, São Paulo (2016) and the White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London (2015); among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the BWA Galleries of Contemporary Art, Wroclaw (2020), Maison Populaire, Paris (2020); MAM, São Paulo (2019); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito (2018); Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2018); 1st Riga Biennial (2018); A plus A, Venice (2018); Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna (2018); Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre (2018); MASP, São Paulo (2017); the 32nd São Paulo Biennial (2016); MoMA PS1, New York (2016); DRAF, London (2015); Kunsthalle, Vienna (2014); 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2013); and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2013); among others.
Adam Miller is the two-time recipient of the Race & Gender in the Built Environment Fellowship (2019-2021) at UT Austin’s School of Architecture where Miller currently teaches architectural design and theory. He is also the director of Pneu-Stars, a collaborative design group that produces stage designs and installations. Miller’s research investigates the relationship between taste, power, and identity through the lens of the queer body and queer architecture.