ANNA PARISI (b. 1984) an Afro-Brazilian interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, and curator who works primarily with sculpture, performance, and video as mediums. Through her practice, Anna provokes, invokes and evokes cathartic visceral experiences around politics that invite engagement and allow space for self-reflection, vulnerability, and healing. Hegemonic patriarchy, colonialism, and systemic racism are vicious apparatuses that have silenced and oppressed BIPOC heritage, livelihood, and futures. By standing ground, being rooted in history, she raises awareness of disparities in a gesture for the dismantling of violence through empathy and love. She received a BA in Communications and Filmmaking from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons, The New School of Design in New York. Her work has been presented in The United States, Brazil, and Europe. She is the recipient of the Leslie Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship (2020) and the Taller Creative Capital (2019). Anna has presented her work at EFA Project Space, [.BOX] Videoart project space Milan, The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Hunter East Harlem Art Gallery, La Galleria La Mama, The Every Woman Biennial, UrbanGlass, The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Smack Mellon, Wesbeth Gallery, Artigo Rio, Musée D’Elysee in Lausanne, amongst others. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.