Kadija de Paula (Brazil/Canada)
Kadija de Paula
combines food, text and performance to create situations and happenings that question the value of labor, resources and social habits. From a background in cultural management, she often works in collaboration with other artists to make institutional critique through self-organized alternative economical experiments that challenge the limits of life and art. With an IMBA in Arts Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a BFA in Photography from OCAD University, both in Toronto; Kadija was facilitator and mediator of residencias_en_red [iberoamérica], a platform of artist residencies in Latin America and Spain; and acted as Visual Arts consultant for UNESCO while simultaneously producing one ton of dough at pizzeria Ferro & Farinha in Rio de Janeiro. She is author and editor of independent published works, and co-translator of José Oiticica’s Anarchist Doctrine Accessible to All by WORD+MOIST PRESS Livorno. Kadija has presented her research, performance and visual work in seminars, exhibitions, and happenings at Sesc São Paulo; Q21 MuseumsQuartier Vienna; Wachauarena Melk; 32ª São Paulo Art Biennial; MATADERO Madrid; Villa Romana Florence; Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht; Casa Daros Rio de Janeiro; United Nations University Tokyo; ArteBA; and MAM Medellin, amongst others. In 2018, she is a laureate of L’institut Français for a residency, in partnership with Chico Togni, at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris.