Juliana Naufel (n a u f s s)
Juliana Naufel was born in 1996 in São Paulo, Brazil, where she currently runs her own studio to research the connections between textile art, art & gender and Women Artists from Latin America.
Naufel is a Bachelor in Visual Arts by UNESP - São Paulo‘s State University and an emerging artist that was already featured in group shows at Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Portugal, Spain and U.S.A.
I am an emerging visual artist based on São Paulo, Brazil, city where I was born and raised.
My pieces are based on forgotten memories. I rewrite stories by stitching and manually modifying photographs that were found in antique shops, flea markets and even in dusty family albums. Poetry, wonders and subtleties are key to my artworks. One of the main characteristics of my artistic production is that I constantly question gender stereotypes, giving voice and making the women in my pieces the protagonists of their own story.
Living in Brazil, a country where violence against women is present everyday has contributed to my choice of defying and making reflections on my pieces. The tumultuous political era that we are living in definitely affects my art practice as well. Being aware that everything is political when you are a woman is what keeps me going.