Joana Velu


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Joana Velu (Dutch/Brazilian) is a visual artist constantly zooming in and out from a global context to a micro scale. Through personal stories or other forms of narrative she intends to let herself and others experience abstract, social, political or economical structures on an individual level.

Whether she follows her own roots and cassava’s route of colonialism, slavery and trade, or explores the thin line between fiction and reality through a filmed portrait of her grandmother, her work is always characterised by extensive research. The use of material ranges from film, ceramics, photography, writing, drawing and performances.

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