Thaís Muniz is an interdisciplinary artist and designer interested in the Afro-diasporic connections, identity, belonging and migration. Her art practices emerge from the need to shatter the status quo when it comes to the representation of Black bodies, to empower, rescue identities & histories, building bridges and opening conversations. Muniz uses textiles, storytelling, interactive performances, audio-visuals, workshops and urban interventions to share narratives from an anti-colonial perspective, connecting people and uplifting histories. A form of ‘Culture in Action’, the participatory element of Muniz’s practice is key, through intimate practices with public exchange.
Since 2012 Thaís Muniz has pioneered research on turbans and headwraps in Afro-Atlantic culture and its place in art, politics and aesthetics, by creating Turbante-se (pronounces Tur-ban-tee-see), a movement and platform, which follows the mystery and beauty of turbans and headwraps in the Afro-Atlantic diaspora – its traditions, new meanings and usage, as tool and connection object. This movement has empowered Black communities from all over the world with an array of practices and actions.
Thaís Muniz lives in Dublin since 2014, and her aim is to propose interaction, dialogues, new routes, propelling progressive narratives, with a clear focus on those ignored or misrepresented by art.
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