HOA Galeria is the first Black-owned gallery in Brazil’s history. It was founded in 2020 by the Brazilian artist Igi Lola Ayedun with a space in São Paulo. Dedicated to a decolonial perspective of latinx contemporary art focused on artists of colour, indigenous and African diaspora narratives, HOA represents sixteen emerging artists and has a network of more than forty artists from across the country that are building a new vision of afro-Brazilian culture in local scenes. Core to it’s practice, HOA presents a range of mediums in order to construct a multi-media relationship across the spectrum of Brazilian racial roots, exploring artisanal techniques beyond digital Afrofuturist / Afrofiction concepts. The subjects central to HOA’s identity travel across identity through a right of subjectivity, the political and queer thought, a meta-community documentary, African and indigenous heritage preservation and projection. Do not bossa nova us.
Listen to gallery founder Igi Lola Ayedun speak about HOA Galeria and Afro-Brazilian art scenes in Brazil with curators Carollina Lauriano and Thiago de Paula Souza on Thursday, 27 May at 1pm EST/ 6pm BST and 2pm São Paulo. Register for the webinar here.
Rua Tupi, 94,
Santa Cecilia – São Paulo,
Igi Lola Ayedun