1983, São Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and Berlin, Germany
Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi is an undisciplined artist whose work derives from performance and writing. Colonial violence is a constant theme in her work. She has used photography and film to express herself. Her works appropriate and subvert the exotic place assigned to the Black
woman’s body by white cis normative images, which turn her sight into a kind of aberration, an entity split between the marvelous and the abject. She is currently interested in “Black radical thinking” and the study of philosopher Denise Ferreira da Silva and cultural theorist Fred Moten. She is the founder of the platform Rethinking the Aesthetics of the Colony, in partnership with Goethe-Institut São Paulo and The Social Justice Institute (GRSJ) of the University of British Columbia.