DESCOLONIZARTE

BIOGRAPHY

ANITA EKMAN

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ANITA EKMAN

Anita Ekman is a visual and performance artist, illustrator and investigator of Amerindian and Afro-Brazilian arts.

As a specialist in Indigenous art, she worked on the formation of the collection ‘Great Masters of Popular Art in Ibero-America’ (Banamex Cultural Fund). She organised, illustrated and edited a collection of books about the Indigenous history of the Americas for the publisher Hedra (Indigenous World Collection) and AJS (Citizen of Educational Books Collection).

As an artist and curator she presented the Women of Samba – 100 Years of Samba Exhibition in Magnet Gallery (Australia). Currently she is developing the project DescolonizARTE and carries out workshops and performances using Pre-Columbian ceramic body stamps, presenting these workshops in Australia, Argentina (Ethnographic Museum of Buenos Aires) and Brazil (UNESP). She is the director of the video artwork ‘Cemetery of the New Blacks and Old Indians’ about the African diaspora in Rio de Janeiro and Ochre - Inbody of Art, about Rock Art in Serra da Capivara (Piaui, Brasil).