Core team: Ana Vaz

Ana Vaz



Ana Vaz is an artist and filmmaker born in the Brazilian highlands inhabited by the ghosts buried by its modernist capital: Brasília. Originally from the cerrado and wonderer by choice, Ana has lived in the arid lands of central Brazil and southern Australia, in the mangroves of northern France and in the northeastern shores of the Atlantic. Her filmography activates and questions cinema as an art of the (in)visible and instrument capable of dehumanising the human, expanding its connections with forms of life — other than human or spectral. Consequences or expansion of her cinematography, her activities are also embodied in writing, critical pedagogy, installations or collective walks. Recent showings of her work include: “Penumbra”, group show at Complesso dell’Ospedaletto (Venice, Italy); “It is Night in America”, solo show at Jeu de Paume (Paris, France); “The Films of Ana Vaz”, solo show at Dazibao (Montréal, Canada); 36th Panorama of Brazilian Art “Sertão”, group show at MAM – Museum of Modern Art (São Paulo, Brazil); Berlinale – Forum Expanded (Germany,) New York Film Festival (USA) and the 12th Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions (Tokyo, Japan). Ana is also a founding member of the collective COYOTE along with Tristan Bera, Nuno da Luz, Elida Hoëg and Clémence Seurat, an interdisciplinary group working in the fields of ecology and political science through an array of conceptual and experimental forms.