Born in Salvador, Brazil, 1988. Lives and works in Salvador, Brazil.
Rebeca Carapiá, visual artist and master student at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, was born in Cidade Baixa, in Salvador. She is interested in the relationships produced between language, conflict, the body and the territory, where she creates and organizes a set of practices and reflections through different platforms of artistic exhibition, formation and experimentation. Through sculptures, copper on canvas, drawings, installations, engravings, texts and objects, her research seeks to create a cosmology around the conflicts of body and language norms, in addition to expanding a geopolitical debate that involves memory, environmental racism, economies of precariousness, ancestral technologies, sexual and gender dissent and the relations of power between discourse and word.
Questioning how to talk about the difference without explaining it and performing a deconstruction of women’s geographies, in 2020 Carapiá opened her notebooks in her first solo exhibition “Como colocar ar nas palavras”, that took place at Galeria Leme, in São Paulo. In 2021, she participated in the “3rd Trienal of Art of SESC – O rio é uma serpente” in Sesc Sorocaba; “31st Exhibition cicles” in Centro Cultural São Paulo and the group exhibitions: “Carolina Maria de Jesus – Um Brasil para os Brasileiros”, at IMS (2021); Enciclopédia Negra, in Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (2021); “Os dias antes da quebra”, in Pivô, where she presented the work “Para raios para energias confusas” (2021); she also participated in the program IMS Invites with her series of engravings “Das palavras que não vou dizer” (2021); “Metal contra as nuvens: Um encontro entre as artistas Koffi Mensah Akagbor e Rebeca Carapiá, in Goethe Bahia. Including other projects, she participated in the residency program Veículo Sur 2020, PlusAfroT residence, at Villa Waldberta, in Germany (2019) and the Residence Program by Valongo Festival Internacional da Imagem.