Projeto Brasil

Art from Brasil

Brazil is one of the most important emerging countries in the world, boasts the strongest economy in South America and is one of the largest suppliers of raw materials on earth. The upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro drew the world’s attention to Brazil once more in 2016. In the metropolitan cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, artists, creative thinkers, activists, intellectuals and NGO representatives had teamed up to demonstrate cultural and artistic resistance against an image of their country which is shaped all too often by tourism marketing. This project aimed to significantly raise the public’s attention to these recent trends.

The production venues HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden, Kampnagel Hamburg, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf have jointly invited numerous artists to share their perspectives on the present situation in Brazil. Featuring performances, concerts, debates and installations, “Projeto Brasil” revealed a different Brazil beyond samba, Copacabana, football and caipirinhas, a Brazil which exists beyond projected images and common views.

In keeping with the aim of promoting intensive cultural exchange, the works have not only be presented at the five German institutions in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Frankfurt/M. and Hamburg, but also in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador de Bahia.

Curators: Paula Borghi (BR), Suely Rolnik (BR), Ricardo Muniz Fernandes (BR)


Cena 11 / Alejandro Ahmed, Marcelo Evelin, Eduardo Fukushima, Thiago Granato, Michelle Moura, Lander Patrick, Alice Ripoll, Lia Rodrigues, Cristian Duarte;
Theater & Performance: Marcio Abreu/Companhia Brasileira de Teatro, Christiane Jatahy, Macaquinhos, Leonardo Moreira / Cia. Hiato, Silvero Pereira und Jezebel De Carli;

Fine Arts:

Daniel Lie, OPAVIVARÁ, Paulo Nazareth, Mauricio Dias, Walter Riedweg, Yuri Tripodi, Leo Ayres und Fabiana Faleiros, Paula Borghi, Mil m2, Indigenous Voices;


Bridges – Musik verbindet & Livio Tragtenberg, Karol Conka, Metá Metá, Ensemble Modern, Shanawaara, Fannie Sosa, Chico Mello, Fernanda Farah, Pedro Tagliani, Voodoohop


Diedrich Diederichsen, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz (P.A.C.A.), Grada Kilomba, Cassia Navas, Felipe Ribeiro, Tatiana Roque (P.A.C.A.), Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Paulo Tavares, Andrea Krohn, Christine Greiner, Friederike Siegler, Fabiane M. Borges, Fernando Arias

A joint project by: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf; HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden; Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt/Main; Kampnagel, Hamburg – organised by the Association of International Production Houses in Germany, Dresden, May–June 2016


Bündnis internationaler Produktionshäuser e.V. c/o Internationale Kulturfabrik Kampnagel

Jarrestraße 20

22303 Hamburg (external link, opens in a new window)