1970, Guaíra, PR, Brazil. Lives and works in São Paulo.
Lidia Lisbôa works with sculpture, engraving, painting, sewing and crochet. Her artistic practice is developed at the intersection between art object, performance and ritual, as each step in the construction of her poetics unfolds into performative action. The production of textile pieces in performances operates the weaving as an act equally practical and reflective. The use of fabric and discarded materials constitutes a fundamental structure in the eloquence of her artistic language, which addresses present and past through autobiographical, territorial and ancestral themes. This elevates the artist's work to a field of political and social action as it brings out a critical perspective on gender. Her manual expressivity is thus embedded with a complexity that shows itself as both sensitive poetics and an act of resistance.
Lisbôa was awarded the II Prêmio Nacional de Expressões Culturais Afro-Brasileiras (Galeria Fibra, 2012) and the Prêmio Maimeri 75 anos (Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo, 1998). Her main solo exhibitions include: Acordelados, Galeria Millan, São Paulo, SP (2022); Memórias do Afeto, Centro Cultural Santo Amaro, São Paulo, Brazil (2021); Vestidos & Cupinzeiros, Galeria Espaço Caixa Branca, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Performance Corpos e Tramas, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil (2018); Casulos, IPN - Instituto Pretos Novos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (2015); Vila das Oyas, Fibra Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil (2012); Pinturas e Cerâmicas, Associação Cairuçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2004); Pinturas, Central das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil (2003); Cerâmicas, Instituto Goethe, São Paulo, Brazil (1997); among others.
She was part of collective exhibitions, such as Carolina Maria de Jesus: um Brasil para os brasileiros, Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo, Brazil (2021); Esperança, Museu de Arte Sacra, São Paulo, SP, (2021); Substância da terra: o sertão, Slag Gallery, New York, USA and Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, DF, (2021); the Bienal do Mercosul - Femininos: visualidades, ações e afetos, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2020); Estratégias do Feminino, Farol Santander, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2019); Exposição PretAtitude, SESC-SP (2018-2019); Ocupação Conceição Evaristo, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); Femmes d’argile, Galeria L’Oeil (French Alliance), São Paulo, Brazil (2011); Celebração à Primavera, Secretaria de Cultura do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (2002); Mapas Urbanos, Fundação Bienal and Museu de Arte Contemporânea - USP, São Paulo, Brazil (1998); and Tridimensional, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura – MuBE, São Paulo, Brazil (1997).