ΣUVIRΛ

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MAMBA NEGRA

2019

SP

Euvira, before being a body-spectacle, is an anti-racist project of art, politics and culture. Black, queer and born in Salvador, Bahia, they graduated in Cultural Politics at the Federal University. In their natal city, they created two big important movements: the “Bafão Queer” in 2010, a group of performers whose goal was to fight homophobia in Salvador, ranked as the most homophobe city of the country at the time. In 2013 they began the “Weird Tuesday”, an underground Drag Queen movement that amplified the artistic scene at their state and encouraged many non-conventional artists to outbreak.

 

Restless, constant and independent, Euvira made a tour hitchhiking around 7 countries of South America, performing at streets, museums and historical spots. In places like Patagonia, Atacama Desert, Montevideo and Uruguay. Back in Brasil, she moved to São Paulo, where she had and active and vibrant action at the electronic music underground scene. Beeing resident artist at the biggest and most important parties of the city and becaming a fundamental piece at the construction of a more inclusive and diverse ambient for São Paulo’s scene.

Performing alongside Honey Dijon, Nina Kraviz, Virginia, Dixon, Otto Octa, Linn da Quebrada, Derrick Carter, Cashu, Jeff Mills, BadSista and Amanda Mussi. 

In 2017, bothered by the small representativity of black and transgender people at the electronic music scene, she created “coletividade.NÁMÍBIÀ”, a collective of black-LGBTQIA+ visual artists, musical producers and djs, with the goal to include those artists and increase the local diversity. NAMÌBÍA began with only 4 artists, later growing to agency more than 30 artists directly and more than 50 indirectly. They were nominated for the Music International Week Award of São Paulo in the category “Project of the Year”, they also created artist residencies for improvement and support of black artists, boosted the black creative economy.

 

Euvira also helped in the creation of new collectives such as MARSHA! (a collective of transgender people), supported collectives of black artists in other states of the country, took part in big festivals in Brasil and still is one of the most important black-LGBTQIA+ collectives of the country.

 

Now, after moving to Lisbon, Euvira arrives in Europe with the Project “Miss Immigration” (@missimigration3019), that uses their body, art, attack and performance to question the place of the immigrant, black artist. The performance is already confirmed in Portugal, Italy, Germany, France and Spain.