Luiza Proença is a transdisciplinary scholar, curator and writer, whose research focuses on the climate crisis and on multiple forms of micropolitical resistance through artistic practices.
Her academic studies encompass a broad range of subjects, ranging from the visual arts, education, art history, cultural theory and psychoanalysis to philosophy.
As a curator, she has worked at a number of institutions on several projects, including: The Insides Are On the Outside, Institute Lina Bo and PM Bardi/ Sesc, São Paulo/Brazil (2012); Weather Permitting , 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre/Brazil (2013); How to (…) things that don’t exist, 31st Bienal de São Paulo (2014); the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (2015–2017) and bauhaus imaginista, HKW, Berlin/Germany (2017–2019).
She was a curatorial resident at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw/Poland (2018) and at the Fonderie Darling contemporary art complex in Montreal/Canada (2019). In 2018, she was nominated for the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award.
As an author, she has contributed to publications including Afterall, South As State of Mind, Concreta, Obieg, Caderno Videobrasil, Piseagrama and La Escuela, among others.