1990, São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By investigating the body, Davi Pontes conveys, in his practice, the constant challenge of positioning choreography as a response to its own onto-epistemological conditions — politically attending to the conditions in which it is being executed. The artist has dedicated his practice to dive deeper into the concepts of raciality, choreography, self-defense, and their workings through the idea of an archive that is contained in the production of history.
He graduated from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and is pursuing a master’s degree with the graduate art program (Estudos Contemporâneos das Artes) at the same institution. He studied at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo — ESMAE (Porto, Portugal). Since 2016, he has shown his work in art galleries and festivals in Brazil and abroad.