Flavia Pinheiro

Flavia Pinheiro


Flavia Pinheiro is a bacteria from Brazil currently based in Amsterdam. After being exposed to unhealthy, unsanitary and insalubrious environments, very hot temperatures, high relative air humidity, and high levels of contamination, they found in Amsterdam the most hygienic and aseptic conditions, with controlled variables, to develop in vitro science fiction experiments. Their research foregrounds networks of resilience and resistance to systems of knowledge by fabulative speculations around Science and Technologies. Their artistic practice in an ongoing attempt to create breathing and vital conditions; in an unstoppable dance, they create improbable exchanges with the nonhumans such as bacteria, plants, birds, antelopes and ghosts. Their focuses in states of survival and refusal of captivity by proposing a radical ontological turn. They navigates in different medias (photography, video, dance, performance, installation, urban intervention, publications ) to underline how diversity and transversality can contribute to (un)learning colonial pedagogies.

She/They graduated at DAS Choreography Master program, University of Amsterdam in 2022. HerMaster's research was carried out in Benin with the fellowship, AHK Internationalisation Fund andwith the Talent Grant/ AHK.

I was commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Brazil to develop the project Golden Bacteria, and I participated in a residency in Barcelona at La Caldera. I collaborated with Rodrigo Batista for Kidnnaped Theater sponsored by Producthehuis Rotterdam Theater. Together with Mario Lopesa nd Tom Oliver she developed South Boom Boom Platform that includes a publication supported by ATD, Platform 2025 , DAS Research and Goethe Institute.

In 2021 she was granted by The Fonds Podiumkunsten/ Perfoming Arts Fund / NL to develop adance open air intervention called Glitch - in vivo.Her graduation piece “ 7 Abiku Solos for 11bacteria falling through “ was supported by Aart Janszen Fund and ID Lab and it was awarded withAndre Veltkamp Beurs Grant.She received a grant from the AFK- Amsterdam Fund for the Arts for her performance ABIKU.

In 2022, Flavia Pinheiro was awarded the 3Package Deal fund for International Talents by AFK for the ‘Engaged Art’ coalition.
She is currently part of DAS Third research program developing M.I.M.O.S.A that intends to dismantle hegemonies of thoughts and species in an expanded choreographic and somatic approach. Mimosa, searches for an re-enchantment through an entanglement with plants and microorganisms; an interspecies embodied learning experience to dismantle the ontogenesis of humanity towards decolonizing nature/humanity.