Dr Luiza Prado de Oliveira Martins

Headshot of IAS Fellow Luiza Prado

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Weibel Fellow — Vienna University of Applied Arts

Luiza Prado De O. Martins is an artist, activist and researcher. Her work moves between installation and food, using performance and ritual as a way of invitation and activation for audiences. Her practice explores relations and knowledge between food, infrastructures and technology, and questions what structures and process are needed for collective concerns of care. She holds a PhD from the University of the Arts Berlin, and an MA from the University of the Arts Bremen.

Her ongoing artistic research project, “Un/Earthings and Moon Landings” narrates, through a series of artworks, the extinction and later reappearance of an ancient contraceptive, aphrodisiac and spice called silphium. She has exhibited and performed work at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the National Museum of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Savvy Contemporary, Akademie Schloss Solitude, and Kampnagel, among others. She is currently based in Berlin.

During their IAS Fellowship, Dr Prado is collaborating with Dr Ana Cristina Suzina from Loughborough University London.

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