In Mundo Novo (New World), in the state of Bahia where she was born, Diane Lima is the great-great-great granddaughter of Iaiá, great-great granddaughter of Mãe Tereza, great granddaughter of Catarina, granddaughter of Dagmar and daughter of Danúsia. In the Old World, Lima is an independent curator, creative director and researcher based in São Paulo and in Salvador. With a Masters in Communications and Semiotics from PUC-SP, Lima is the creator of the platform for research and curatorial experiments NoBrasil (InBrazil, 2014), of the initiative AfroTranscendence (or Afro-T) (2015), an immersion program in creative processes focused on contemporary Afro-Brazilian culture, and of a series of gatherings Diálogos Ausentes (Absent Dialogues 2016/2017). Wielder of experimental projects focused on multidisciplinary artistic and curatorial practices, her interventions stimulate discussions about ancestral memory, symbolic violence, the production of knowledge, epistemic justice, and the ethics and aesthetics of resistance. Her projects have broadened discussions about the absence of Afro-Brazilian production in institutions and commercial spaces in Brazil and represent significant documentation of conversations, interviews and gatherings of Black Brazilian artists in the visual arts, music, theatre, cinema, literature and dance.
AfroTranscendence, Red Bull Station, São Paulo (2015)
Absent Dialogues, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (2016/2017)
Absent Dialogues (exhibit), Itaú Cultural, São Paulo and Galpão Bela Maré, Rio de Janeiro (2016/2017)
Tempo de Cura – Healing Time (15 minute short) (2017)