Jota Mombaça

Name: Jota Mombaça

Nationality: Brazil

Born: 1991

Writer and performance artist

Is a non-binary bicha, born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, who writes, performs and academically studies on the relations between monstruosity and humanity, kuir studies, de-colonial turns, political intersectionality, anti-colonial justice, redistribution of violence, visionary fictions, the end of the world and tensions among ethics, aesthetics, art and politics in the knowledge productions of the global south-of-the-south. Current works are the collaboration with Oficina de Imaginação Política (São Paulo) and the artistic residency along with Capacete’s 2017 at Documenta (Athens/Kassel).

Alternative Bio

Jota Mombaça, 1991

Writer, performance artist and researcher

Is a non-binary bicha, born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, who owns a master degree in Social Sciences by UFRN (BR). At the bachelor degree, s/he had researched the topics of subaltern voice and knowledge, anal studies, negative anthropofagie, de-colonial thinking and cuir aesthetics in a dialogue with the artist Pêdra Costa; and hers master’s project was on the relations between monstruosity and humanity, specially in what concerns the topics of social inexistence, the end of the world as a political demand against normative violence and hers own experience as an impoverished non-binary fat racialized person of brazilian periphery. Besides, s/he is interested in kuir studies, de-colonial turns, political intersectionality, anti-colonial justice, redistribution of violence, visionary fictions and tensions among ethics, aesthetics, art and politics in the knowledge productions of the global south-of-the-south. Current works are the collaboration with Oficina de Imaginação Política (São Paulo) and the artistic residency along with Capacete’s 2017 at Documenta (Athens/Kassel