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About

“[Castiel] lives Transmutation as an inevitable destiny. She dribbles, incorporates and dives into her Bantu ontology. She takes healing as a perishable moment of freedom. She studies and builds interspecifc spirituality and ancestry.”

Artist, writer and psychologist, her work transcends from a double dimension: healing in the existential and bodily fields, and the reterritorialization of the body and the spaces in which it circulates and inhabits. Her pieces are articulated between performance, video, photography, installation, situation and pictorial practices, moving in an open spectrum between traditions common to the field of art, healing, encounter, macumba and other psychic-spiritual activities. Her image-ideas, magnetic and stunning, bring high energy intensity, causing cognitive shifts that dilute dichotomies between culture and nature, and discredit the structures that racialize and hijack the fluidity of experiences. Her actions give name to the traumas, so they can finally take their course.

Interweaving a diversity of knowledge, her work suggests transformations and twists of all kinds. And, from these practices, movements and singular rituals emerge, mobilized by the astuteness of the tongue, the swing of the waist and the care of the soul. From its elementary inventiveness for bodies and esoteric trances, actions and elements vibrate in this plane and in the others.
–Germano Dushá

Recent solo exhibitions include Remember when we talked about meeting again, Mendes Wood DM, New York (2022); O Trauma é brasileiro, Galeria Homero Massena, Vitória (2019). Recent group exhibitions include Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil, Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas, Austin (2022); 4+3=1, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2022); Atos Modernos, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo (2022); Eclipse, Hessel Musem of Art, New York (2021); Crônicas Cariocas, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro (2021); LA PISADA DEL ÑANDÚ (O CÓMO TRANSFORMAMOS LOS SILENCIOS), La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona (2021); Enciclopédia Negra, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo (2021); 11th Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2020).

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Solo exhibitions
2022
Remember when we talked about meeting again, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
2019
O Trauma é brasileiro, Galeria Homero Massena, Vitória, Brazil

Group exhibitions  

2022
Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil, Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas, Austin, USA
4+3=1, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
Atos Modernos, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
La pisada del Ñandú (o cómo transformamos los silencios), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá, Panama City, Panama
Now that we found freedom, what are we gonna do with it?, Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal
2021
Flamboyanzinho, Flor-de-pavão, Flamboyant-mirim, Barba-de-barata, Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon, Portugal
12th Biennial of Dance, São Paulo, Brazil
Eclipse, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, New York, USA
Composições para tempos insurgentes, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Terra and Temperature, Almeida & Dale Gallery of Art, São Paulo, Brazil
Crônicas Cariocas, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
O rio é uma serpente, Frestas – Trienal de Artes, Sorocaba, Brazil
LA PISADA DEL ÑANDÚ (O CÓMO TRANSFORMAMOS LOS SILENCIOS), La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
Notes on Travecacceleration, LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, London, UK
O Dia Antes da Queda, São Paulo, Brazil
And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Enciclopédia Negra, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2020
Abre-Caminho, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Vozes contra o racismo, São Paulo, Brazil
Casa Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11th Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2019
Arrebatra!, Centro Municipal de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Magia Negra – Mostra coletiva de artes visuais e música, espaço Coaty, Salvador, Brazil
Começo de Século, Galerie Jacqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil
Gira, Museu Capixaba do Negro, Vitória, Brazil
Experiências Impares, Galeria Virginia Tamanini, Vitória, Brazil
Matriz colonial, Cartel 001, São Paulo, Brazil
Aqui foi o Quilombo do Pai Felipe, virtual exhibition
2018
Territórios Internos, Casa Porte de Artes Plásticas
In.corpo.rar: exposição viva., Galeria do Centro de Artes UFF, Niteroi, Brazil
Atos de Mover, Centro de Artes e Comunicação, Recife, Brazil
Ver o invisível, dizer o indivizível, Valongo – Festival Internacional da Imagem, Santos, Brazil
Malungas, Museu Capixaba do Negro, Vitória, Brazil
2017
Davisuais, Galeria de Arte e Pesquisa, Vitória

Exhibitions
Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro Remember when we talked about meeting again
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