WAAU meets: Gisela Casimiro

Gisela Casimiro is an artist, performer, and writer. In this interview, we discussed her background, interests, and visual as well as poetic work.
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In this video interview with the artist, performer, and writer Gisela Casimiro, we get to know her background and interests and how poetry intervenes in the visual and vice-versa. Her taste for everyday gestures, the working methods, and projects in which she has been involved, namely I’m not your artist. Born in Guinea-Bissau, 1984, Casimiro has been living and working in Lisbon for many years. She has a Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures degree from the FCSH; NOVA University Lisbon. She has published the poetry book Erosão as well as texts in several magazines and anthologies. Her work is translated into Turkish, Mandarin, German, and Spanish. The artist has participated in several exhibitions, namely at Armário, Zé dos Bois, Balcony, Casa do Capitão, Quetzal Art Center, Municipal Gallery of Porto, Municipal Gallery of Almada, Elvas Contemporary Art Museum, and Museum of Lisbon. Casimiro is part of the António Cachola Collection, was a member of INMUNE and is part of UNA – União Negra das Artes.

Interviewer: Marta Lança

Video and editing: Bruno Morais Cabral

Translation and Subtitling: Érica Almeida Postiço. 

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