Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil
In 2008, she graduated in Graphic Design at PUC-Rio, in Rio de Janeiro. Between 2012 and 2014, she held a MA in Arts and Culture at UERJ – Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro. In 2017, she completed her postgraduate degree in Performativity Studies at a.pass, in Brussels, an institute focused on the investigation and proposal of new artistic performativities within an international context. Between 2017 and 2019, she was a researcher at the REALTY Sommerakademie Paul Klee program at the Bern Academy of the Arts HKB (Bern, Switzerland).
In parallel to her activities as an artist, she has developed, alongside different institutions, infrastructural projects that find in writing and educational initiatives tools for expanding and experimenting with the concepts incorporated into her work. Between 2014 and 2017, she was in charge of the occupation casamata, in Rio de Janeiro, an experience that instituted self-management practices in her work. In 2019, commissioned by WIELS (Brussels, Belgium), she presented the multimedia installation to all contributory factors, which integrated the group show Open Skies.
In 2018, she was one of the artists selected for the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo: Affective Affinities and presented TRAMA, an institutional speculation that took on several fronts – in addition to the modification of the Fundação Bienal building by inserting solar plates connected to a cryptocurrency mining company, the work also involved the translation of texts into Portuguese, an installation and the presentation of a sound piece. In 2019, she was nominated for the PIPA Prize. She developed, at the Strelka Institute (Moscow, Russia) in 2020, a research project that resulted in the essay Face as Infrastructure, published in the Strelka Mag – The Revenge of the Real and an initiative of speculative legislation entitled Kosmos Law. Since 2021, Luiza Crosman has been on the board of Weird Economies (W.E), an online art project that invests in overcoming contemporary economic arrangements.
Among her recent projects and exhibitions, we highlight CELESTE, her first solo show at Gomide&Co (São Paulo, 2022); the video Átropos Sky, commissioned by the Media Lab/Matadero (Madrid, 2022); CASA-ESCOLA Ool, an immersive educational program created at the invitation of Casa do Povo (Brazil, 2021); and Weather Report Girl, a video-performance that integrated the Open-ended Encounters, an initiative of the Pro Helvetia foundation curated by the aarea collective (Brazil, 2020).