The work of Lidia Lisbôa joins that of ten other black artists in the exhibition PretAtitude – Insurgências, emergências e afirmações (PretAtitude – Insurgencies, Emergencies and Affirmations), designed by artist and critic Claudinei Roberto da Silva. At the 2018 Virada Cultural in São Paulo, the artist presented her performance piece Casulo (Cocoon). In addition, Lidia Lisbôa has been invited to participate in the exhibition Joalheria contemporânea brasileira: Reflexões (Contemporary Brazilian Jewelry: Reflections), which opens in July in São Paulo.
The artist’s relationship with art is long. “I’ve known I was an artist since I was a kid. Ever since I was a child, I’ve observed the beauty of everyday things, like polished pots hanging to dry, the gestures of people telling stories and the intriguing shapes of nature, such as termite mounds,” she says, presenting her works in her apartment in downtown São Paulo: “This here is my womb,” she says. In this creative space of life and art, a few examples stand out from the artist’s main series: Casulos (Cocoons), Tetas (Teats), Cicatrizes (Scars) and Cupinzeiros (Termite Mounds). “I did a lot of abstract painting early in my career, but nowadays I prefer to work with crochet, fabrics, stockings and clay, making objects and performance pieces,” says Lidia Lisbôa.