Ode (b. 1998) is a multidisciplinary Brazilian artist based in São Paulo, who works with the realms of directing, styling, writing and curating.
Her work has already been featured on Vogue, Dazed, SHOWstudio, Perfect, Nataal, Manju Journal, It’s Nice That, ArtReview, Cultured, Contemporary And, Balam, Revista Zum, LUX Moving Image, MASP, MEP – Maison Européene de la Photographie, 3537, Printed Matter, Inc., Instituto Moreira Salles, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, 臺灣聲響實驗室 Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB), Photo London, Untitled Art Fair, Artsy, Pivô and SP-Arte. Among her clients and collaborators are Comme des Garçons – for which she directed the campaign of the new fragrance ZERO with creative direction by Samuel de Saboia –, Jean Paul Gaultier, COLORSxSTUDIOS, Ibrahem Hasan, Cairo Clarke, Céu, Marco Ribeiro, Neith Nyer, Tabita Rezaire, Limitrofe Television, LYZZA, Paulo Miyada, Jota Mombaça, Linn da Quebrada, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Ventura Profana, Xênia França, Urias, Novíssimo Edgar and Luiza Lian.
Over the past few months, Ode won the second edition of the DRABL Artist Grant and released A Rose and A Prayer, her first photobook composed by a study of Brazilian iconographies that challenge Western perceptions, which generally ignore the Global South as part of Latin American life. Her filmography includes the short film Divina (2022) about the legendary Brazilian travesti Marcinha do Corintho, released exclusively by Dazed, and Restituição (2021), published on SHOWstudio, about the director’s own experience with her childhood memories as well as the collective trans experience.
She curated at LUX Moving Image in London the exhibition Notes on Travecacceleration (2021) – with a nod to American curator Aria Dean’s 2017 essay Notes on Blacceration, Ode posits that, accelerationism, that is the idea of accelerating capitalism and technological change to arrive at the disintegration of neoliberal hegemony sooner than might otherwise be the case, has always been implicit in travesti identity –; the Nataal series From Brazil, With Love and Optic Games (2020) on young Brazilian Black photographers who are creating fresh perspectives on fashion and art; and, at 16, she created the digital platform focusing on Afro-diasporic and African art Dúdús (2016-2019).
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