Mx. Cibelle Cavalli Bastos (b. 1978, São Paulo, Brazil) Non-binary, They/Them pronouns.
Artist, musician, independent researcher and activist.
Lives and works between Berlin, São Paulo and London.
Graduated in 2015 from the Royal College of Art, London. Released four music albums worldwide under "Cibelle" for Crammed Discs and has performed and presented work in Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin-DE), ICA (London-UK), MASP (São Paulo-BR) Carnegie Hall (NY-USA), LCCA (Riga-LV), CAC Wifredo Lam (Havana-Cuba), Steirischer Herbst ( Graz-Austria), MdbK Leipzig (DE), and collaborations within the 28th /31st São Paulo Biennial (SP-BR).
Cibelle Cavalli Bastos's practice as research engages with the changing conceptualisation of identity, performativity, pictorial communication and the propagation of behavioural patterns in the digital age. It observes the challenges to perception and cognition under a white-supremacist cis-hetero-normative patriarchal psyche turbo-powered by platform capitalism and explores how counter-discourses, that challenge dominant narratives around sociopolitical issues, can be embedded or used as a form of resistance against the propagation of algorithmic behaviour.
Striving for subjective consistency, rather than formal consistency, material investigation probes the subconscious. All works occur on the intersection of purpose, occasion, and site-specificity expressed interdisciplinarity through performance-related work, immersive installations, AR/ML/AI, lectures, workshops, musical and text-based work, as well as individual formally resolute pieces.
Cité Internationale des Arts
18, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville
F- 75004 Paris
Herkunft: Basel, Schweiz
Literaturstipendium: Paris, Januar - März 2020