GABRIELA CARNEIRO DA CUNHA
Altamira 2042 (2019)
Guerrilla Girls (2015)
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Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha is an actress, director and researcher. For the last 5 years, the artist has been developing the "Margens Project - on Rivers, Buiúnas and Fireflies, an art research dedicated to listen and amplify the testimony of Brazilian rivers that are living a catastrophe experience. This project was conceived as a response to the Anthropocene, defined here as "the moment when men no longer fear catastrophe but become catastrophe itself".
The first stage was created from the testimony of the Araguaia River and realized in 2015 with the play Guerrilla Girls or to the land there are no missing people about thewomen who fought and died in the Guerrilheira of the Araguaia. The play held performances in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Brasília, in the year 2019, the play was presented in nine cities in the region where the conflicts actually occurred. It was a month and a half, where we held presentations, workshops and debates.
In 2019, premiered at the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo - MITsp, the performance-installation "Altamira 2042", the second stage of this research project, this time created from the testimony of the Xingu River about the catastrophe caused by the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant.
The artist was awarded a Faperj scholarship to encourage artistic creation, experimentation, and research, as well as the Funarte Artistic Training Grant, Oi Futuro Artsônica Residency, and the Prince Claus Foundation and Goethe Institute for Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change.
In her career in theater and cinema, she has worked with directors such as Ariane Mnouchkine, Georgette Fadel, Cibele Forjaz, Grace Passô, Eryk Rocha, and Heitor Dhalia. In 2019, she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Rio Film Festival.