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Luiza Prado de O. Martins is an artist and researcher born in Rio de Janeiro in 1985, four hundred and eighty-five years after the Portuguese first invaded the land currently known as Brazil.
Her work engages with material and visual culture through the lenses of decolonial and queer theories. In her doctoral dissertation she examined technologies and practices of birth control and their entanglements with colonial hierarchies of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and nationality, offering the idea of ‘technoecologies of birth control’ as a framework for observing and intervening in these biopolitical articulations. Her current artistic research project, titled “A Topography of Excesses,” looks into the transmission of indigenous and folk knowledges about herbal birth control as decolonising practices of radical care that allow communities to forge new paths by accessing the poetic dimensions of the pluriversal. She is a founding member of the Decolonising Design collective and the research duo A Parede.
She is a former grant holder at the Swedish Art Grants Committee’s International Program for Visual and Applied Arts and a former web resident for Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Germany).
She holds an MA from the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and a PhD from the Berlin University of the Arts.