With the sales of books and works by renowned artists, CAPACETE will enable the CAPACETE 2019 // 2020 
Program, which includes 6 artists, including 2 Brazilian artists, who will carry out their 
research for 1 year.

Come visit us!

We thank Andrea Fraser, Laura Lima, Falke Pisano, Ivan Navarro, Deborah Engel, Cildo Meireles, 
Angelo Venosa, José Bechara and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané for donating their works.

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Pêdra Costa



Pêdra Costa is a Brazilian Performance Artist and a Visual Anthropologist. S/he is currently doing a Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and working with queer immigrant artists internationally. Hers work is informed by the aesthetics of post-porn and an investigation about anti-colonial concepts.
About the residency: The focus of my research is the Invisible Knowledge, which I have developed experimentally, based on anti-colonial strategies, self-care pedagogies and non-cartesian epistemologies. I present my performance “de_colon_isation”, which is part of my research at the University of Fine Arts Vienna. I release the book in Brazil “Anti*Colonial Fantasies – Decolonial Strategies” and I work on my project “Anti-analysis”, where I schedule an appointment with 6 artists (individually or in groups) per day, in a free session of 50 minutes each, focusing on art, critical theory and pedagogy.






This open call invites new proposals for the selection of 10 participants for the CAPACETE programme 2019, lasting for 10 months, from March 2019 to December 2019


The application form must be sent by e-mail to:

The application form can be found below.

Along with the application form, the candidate must send a résumé (CV) and portfolio.


Deadline for application and submission of material:  10th June 2018.


Registration is free.


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Blackout: The Necropolitics of Extraction



This presentation addresses extraction—a key logic of global capitalism—as well as the politics and aesthetics of emergent forms of resistance today. In view of spreading sacrifice zones given over to resource mining, abetted by exploitative international trade agreements and the finance of debt servitude, what forms do the cultural politics of resistance take, and how are artists—including Angela Melitopoulos, Allora & Calzadilla, and Ursula Biemann—materializing images and sounds of emancipation and decolonization?

Capacete – Rua Benjamin Constant, 131 – Glória, RJ
Friday (23/02) – 19 horas

Risco Cinema

GAE Expande #04


GAE – Grupo de Pesquisa em Arte e Ecologia é formado por professores e estudantes de Artes Visuais numa colaboração entre UFRJ e UFJF. Neste encontro de setembro faremos um Apanhadão dos encontros passados, e aproveitamos para refazer o convite para os até então interlocutores que passaram pelo GAE EXPANDE ( Ana Hupe, André Vecchi, Camilla Rocha Campos, Fabiane M. Borges, João Queiroz, Jorge Soledar, Malu Fragoso, Marina Fraga, Renata Zago, Ricardo Basbaum, Rundhsten V. de Nader)