Mavi Veloso

Born in 1985 in the small village Pacaembu in State of São Paulo, Brazil currently lives in Amsterdam. Works transdisciplinary in different practices such as performance, dance, theatre, film, music, visual arts, trans, drag, queer, fashion and graphic design. Studied dance, theatre, music and circus through varied formal and informal training processes. Graduated in arts at State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil (2009). Continued studies in performativity with COMO clube artist platform, São Paulo (2011-2014). Collaborates since 2015 with Free Home University/Musagetes radical pedagogy experiment, Lecce/Italy. Post master in performance at A.PASS (Advanced Performance And Scenography Studies)(2014-2016), Brussels/Belgium. Currently doing Master of Voice at Sandberg Intituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Among some recent works are the films The Get Up, directed by Daniel Favaretto and Dudu Quintanilha, The Pink Color, directed by Octávio Tavares and Francisca Oyaneder, a Brazil-Argentina, the performance projects Indumentária Popular_cut & paste, PRIVATE ROOM started with Dudu Quintanilha, Eidlgas Xavier and Glamour Garcia at Red Bull Station art residence São Paulo, the project PRETA with Alex Cassimiro, Andrez Lean Ghizze, Caio, Eidglas and Teresa Moura Neves. More recently developing transdisciplinary project #iwannamakerevolution, about placement and displacement, mutant and in transit bodies. Started in post master at A.PASS and currently inside Master of Voice at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam with collaboration and support by ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes, Canadian philanthropic arts organisation.


PBS S#9 Mavi to Samah

26 March 2015

S9.11 Mavi to Samah 8 from A.pass Perform Back Score on Vimeo.

michrophone body shadow draft

a.pass research
march 2015


postgraduate program, project

Perform Back Score

14 January-31 March 2015

how to document performance?



Proposed by Lilia Mestre for the Block 2015/I (January-March)

This score was a proposal to communicate through performance throughout the block. It focuses on performance as a tool for the transformation of thought, intuition, desire, referentiality, practice into a communication medium. How to introduce exposure, playfulness, risk, generosity, exchange, fuck fear, contamination and precision in our way of communicating? How does this communication produce desire? To whom, where and how is this desire directed? What is the intensity/quality of it? What is the political agency of it?

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refs for ind pop

26 March 2015

Mom's snaps, Broklyn, NY, 1970. Les Krims 

Captura de tela 2014-03-11 às 21.11.32


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