art projects

Lia Krucken researches migration movements and artists in displacement, with special focus on contemporary Afrobrazilian diaspora. She explores interdisciplinary approaches and dialogues between photography, drawing, painting and literature.

She has been joining ateliers and exhibitions since 1988, in Brazil, Italy and Germany. In the last decade she has been curating collective exhibitions and running workshops.

Lia Krucken joins Intervalo fórum de arte (Salvador), Insurgencias that is a collective of Latin American cultural activists (Berlin); and ECA (Coimbra, Berlin and Salvador).

Exhibitions and curatorial projects

2020-2021

Fri(c)ções: experimentos em fronteiras / Fricctions: experiments in frontiers
Curator of artistic residence (Ines Linke e Lia Krucken) at Intervalo Forum de Arte/UFBA/Goethe Institute, Brazil. Participants: Augusto Leal (Simões Filho/BA), Dayane Ribeiro (Santo Amaro/BA), Duo Furtacor (Vitória/ES, São Paulo/SP), Ella Franz Rafa (Rio de Janeiro/RJ), JeisiEkê de Lundu (Salvador/BA), Marlon de Paula (Belo Horizonte/MG), Pad Mateo (Jequié/BA), Potira (João Pessoa/PB), Zahra Alencar (São Paulo, SP) – https://forumdearteintervalo.wordpress.com/2021/08/04/residencia-artistica-_-online/

​Insurgências/ Insurgences
international dialogues, Intervalo Fórum de Arte and Insurgencias network, with support of Culture Mobility Program, Berlim – https://insurgencias.net/home/2021_/

Verbetes Moventes
Curator of a collective book and its artistic process. Published by Duna Atelier / Laboratório Tiragem – Universidade Federal da Bahia, 2021. http://www.tiragem.ufba.br/verbetes/

Arte & política / Art & Politics
Curator of a talk series with Paulo Nazareth, Clarissa Diniz, Diane Lima, Cristina, Rubens Mano, Paulo Nazareth, Raphael Fonseca, Laís Machado, Diego Arauja, Iago Barreto e Maurício Lima. With Ines Linke at Intervalo Fórum de Arte, Goethe Institute Salvador, 2020 – 2021 https://forumdearteintervalo.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/arte-e-politica-com-paulo-nazareth

Densidade / Density
curator and artist in a visual arts and dance workshop, with Morena Nascimento, 2021

Do que é feito o encontro? / From what a meeting is made?
collective processes and exhibition at Duna atelier (Prêmio das Artes Jorge Portugal, Salvador, Bahia), 2020-2021

Fri(c)ções: cartografias em tempos de crise / Fricctions: cartographies in times of crises
Curator of artistic residence (Ines Linke e Lia Krucken) at Intervalo Forum de Arte/UFBA/Goethe Institute, Brazil. Participants: Edson Macallini (SC), Henrique Reis (BA), Julia Milward (DF), Lanussi  Pasquali (BA), Lara Perl(BA), Laryssa Machada (BA), Morani Ààrô (RJ), Rafael Ramos (BA), Sarah Hallelujah (RS), Victor Mota (BA), 2020 – https://friccoesecartografias.wordpress.com

2019
Objetos com raízes (Objects with roots)
Nykaringana – histórias em trânsito (Histories in transit). Casa do Benin e Museu Afrobrasileiro, Salvador, Bahia

Meu tio Jaguar
installation at Atelier Aberto, College of Arts, Portugal, with André Feitosa

We, for example
installation invited by O mundo em trânsito (12.04 – 14.06), Motel Coimbra #4, exhibition at College of Arts Gallery, Portugal

Ritual for opening pathways
collaborative installation selected and funded by the 21thCultural Week of Coimbra University (06.04 – 14.06), Portugal, with André Feitosa

Diary of objects
invited by CAPC (Coimbra Plastic Arts Circle), as part of the 1,000,056º Art Birthday celebrations, Portugal, with André Feitosa

One piece of time
installation at exhibition The unknown artist, 1stedition, Aqui Base Tango, Portugal

2018
Joya: AiR (Artist in Residence) – Andalusia, Spain

On things that you can read with the body / Das coisas que você pode ler com o corpo
Project Insurgências, exhibition at Agora Center for Contemporary Practices – Berlin, Germany

Creative territories
project selected for exhibition at Brazilian House Museum, São Paulo, Brazil

“Alguém que queira ressuscitar por mim?”
exhibition at XX Cerveira International Biennial of Arts – Vila Nova Cerveira, Portugal

He and she / Ele e ela
video
exhibition at Motel Coimbra – XX Cerveira International Biennial of Arts – Vila Nova Cerveira, Portugal

The tree diary / Diário de árvore
Text and photo
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, with André Feitosa

Travel dialogues
The world as a warehouse – exhibition at Cultural Center of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Esfinge – Study of silence and space
Ocupação Cá Entre Nós, exhibition at OÁ Gallery, Vitória, Brazil, with André Feitosa

2017

From places to images
exhibition at Cas’a’screver, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2015

Territorialities – Residence as a guest artist at Cittadellarte, Pistoletto, Creative Europe Program, Italy

2014

Fellowship for research cooperation from DAAD – Germany

Reading the city center
exhibition funded by Cultural Center of Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Immaterial geography
exhibition funded by Cultural Center of Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Estético Convívio
exhibition at Cas’a’screver, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2013

Genius Loci
exhibition funded by Cultural Center of Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Literary residence at Cas’a’screver, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2012

The spirit of the place: identity and traditions – workshop and temporary exhibition with M.A. students from the Art Academy of Palermo, Italy

2011

Artistic residence – engraving technics at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milano, Italy

2008

Livro do artista (a collective object), with Suzan Hirata, exhibition at Brazilian Consulate, Milan, Italy

Artistic residence with Carlos Fajardo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2007

Round table at La Biennale di Venezia, 52 Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – Tribute to Joseph Beuys, Italy

2006

Exhibition at Espaço Oficinas – Centro de Cultura Integrada, Florianópolis, Brazil

Artistic residence – Japanese drawing with Susan Hirata, Florianópolis, Brazil

Atelier with Jayro Schmidt, Centro de Cultura Integrada, Florianópolis, Brazil

1990-1994

Atelier with Geny Marcondes, Núcleo Experimental de Arte, Taubaté, Brazil

Awards, grants and fellowships

  • Guest-artist funded by Senate Department of Berlin, Department of Culture / Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, with Agora Center for Contemporary Practices, Germany, 2018
  • Residence as guest-artist funded by Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Italy, 2015
  • Fellowship for research cooperation from DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Germany, 2014
  • Post-doctoral fellowship supported by Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology/CNPq, Italy, 2010-2011
  • Doctoral fellowship supported by Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology/CNPq, Italy, 2003-2005
  • Doctoral studies – AlBan –Scholarship for higher education for Latin America, European Union, 2003 (not used)
  • Grants for research projects supported by Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology and Brazilian Ministry of Culture