Diana Lima / Brazil
Granted from January until March 2019
The curator and designer Diane Lima, born in 1986, lives and works in Salvador de Bahia. She studied communication science and has been working intensively with multidisciplinary artistic practices as well as with the creation of knowledge from a decolonial perspective. In 2014 Diana Lima founded the internet platform NoBrasil in order to support contemporary Afro-Brazilian cultures. She curated in 2016/2017 the ambitious cultural project "Absent Dialogues," which examined the role of black artists in every art field, and the results were shown in two exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. She was responsible for the Valongo International Image Festival in 2018, and she's a sought-after jury member for countless award ceremonies.
Kuratorium, Bildende Kunst
The choreographer and producer Mario Lopes has been bringing artists from South America, primarily from Brazil, to Munich since 2008 in order to introduce them to audiences in Munich and have them develop subjects and projects with local artists. In 2013 and 2016 PLUSbrasil and platform PLUS were guests at Villa Waldberta. The new project PlusAfroT, for which eight artists are invited to Feldafing in the first quarter of 2019, can be seen simultaneously as a concept, program, and manifest. It deals with Afro-Brazilian culture and racism in the art and culture scene in Brazil and elsewhere.