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Maíra das Neves
is an artist of the cognitariat. With her artwork she approaches different notions and politics of timespace, while she also trains bots and cleans timelines. Currently she focuses on the perception and management of time within labor, and on the modes of production of biocognitive capitalism. Seeing language as a battlefield, her art practice includes transcosmological translation, historical fictions, and narrative technologies. Her work comes to form in varied media such as watercolors, photo-paintings, installations, essays, and videos.

She attended PEI – Independent Studies Program (MACBA, Barcelona), she holds a master’s degree in Literature (PUC-Rio), and a License in Visual Arts (FAAP, São Paulo). She presented solo shows at Portas Vilaseca Galeria, Espaço Sergio Porto, and Centro Cultural São Paulo; and participated in several group shows with institutions like CED-MACBA, Urbane Künste Ruhr, Casa França-Brasil, Sesc Consolação, MAM-Rio, among others.  Some of the art residencies she participated in are: Lastro Centro-América - Antigua Guatemala, Z/KU – Berlin, and CAPACETE - Rio de Janeiro.

Among her published essays are: “Jimmie Durham and the Strange Brazilian Normalcy”, in Arte e Descolonização, (MASP & Afterall, São Paulo y Londres, 2020), En Verdad Fue Terrible (No-Libros, Barcelona, 2019), “Praça Uruçu-Paris-Mirim” (Arte & Ensaios, Rio de Janeiro, 2018), Que hoje é aqui?(Estação Lastro, São Paulo, 2017). When living in Rio she had the artist-run space Ateliê 1m2, where she organized and hosted open presentations and experiments of many fellow artists. As a founding member of the Agência Transitiva (2013-2015), she experimented with different modes for financial support, collective writing and translation, within an adhesive transversal network. She is part of the CO-rpus group of La Escocesa in Barcelona. Today she is a long-term studio artist at Tangent Projects, in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona