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Artist and researcher from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Moana Mayall`s artworks combine multiple media and interdisciplinary approaches, experimenting with poetics between personal and collective memory, history and fiction, art and everyday life in the metropolis- more recently connecting Brazil and Europe through postcolonial thematics.

In her last years in Rio, Moana’s art production was associated as well with activism, both as a member of the Vide Urbe platform or while joining coletivo Projetação (ProjAction collective). Through Vide Urbe platform, she collaborated with ongoing initiatives in the context of self managed cultural collectives, like Ambulante Cultural/Reciclando Pensamentos, Comando Selva, and Barraco#55, which aimed at integrating peripheral and favela communities through local artistic/ cultural actions, specially those affected by conflicts that set apart their residents, even before the controversial installation of Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) in favela territories.

Since the context of massive demonstrations started in June, 2013 (Jornadas de Junho), Projetação collective organizes actions where video is experienced as mobile interventions that inform the passers-by, echo the most urgent agendas of social movements in Brazil, and generate reflection by way of a discourse of resistance, occupying the imaginary of the people who were in the acts, yet also occupying the images that are derived from those actions and spread in social media.

As artist curator, Moana organized four editions of Vide Urbe, the first exhibition dedicated entirely to video intervention in public venues in Brazil. The project received cultural prizes by Oi Futuro and ART Rio International Fair, which allowed the platform to be independent in terms of equipment and technical support. Graduated at Social Communication and studied art and philosophy in Rio, where she was guest Professor at ART-Rio/ UERJ and also started the Interdisciplinary Poetics Master Program at Fine Arts/UFRJ. In Berlin was artist researcher in residency at ZKU/Berlin, and participated in 3 editions of Transmediale Festival’s Vorspiel, both as artist and curator. Since the summer of 2017 she is a member of Kunsthaus KuLe and works there as a curator in the project space team.