LIDIA LISBÔA (b. 1970, Guaíra, Brazil), lives and works in São Paulo. Lisbôa works with sculpture, engraving, painting, sewing and crochet. Her artistic practice is developed at the intersection between art object, performance and ritual, as each step in the construction of her poetics unfolds into performative action. The production of textile pieces in performances operates the weaving as an act equally practical and reflective. The use of fabric and discarded materials constitutes a fundamental structure in the eloquence of her artistic language, which addresses present and past through autobiographical, territorial and ancestral themes. This elevates the artist’s work to a field of political and social action as it brings out a critical perspective on gender. Her manual expressivity is thus embedded with a complexity that shows itself as both sensitive poetics and an act of resistance.
She studied metal engraving at the Lasar Segall Museum, contemporary sculpture at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (MUBE), ceramics at the São Paulo School of Arts and Crafts and Art History at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). She has participated in exhibitions at the Fibra and Central das Artes Galleries, as well as at the São Paulo School of Arts and Crafts, the Goethe-Institut São Paulo and at various Sesc cultural centers. Her work received the Maimeri 75 years Prize (1998) and the II National Prize for Afro-Brazilian Cultural Expressions (2012). In 2015, the entirety of her work was exhibited in two solo shows: one at the Rabieh Gallery in São Paulo and another at the Pretos Novos Gallery in Rio de Janeiro. Lidia Lisboa currently works mainly with crochet, textiles and clay to produce art objects, jewelry and performance pieces. 





  • Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

  • Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul – MARGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil