Angelica Dass

Angélica Dass is a Brazilian artist based in Madrid[9]



She attended Universidade federal do rio de janeiro (UFRJ) where she received her BA in Fine arts in 2006. [6] She also attended Escuela de Fotografía y Centro de Imagen in Spain where she received her Master of Arts in Photography[11]



Her work has been mentioned around the world in several publications such as Le Monde, New York, Oprah Winfrey's blog, El País, ABC News, Folha de são paulo, O Globo, BBCIl Post and la Repubblica, Spiegel magazine or Foreign Affairs. Seeking greater effectiveness in communicating the gist of her work, she began working with teachers in different schools. She has given workshops where they worked directly with the concepts of the identity of each child. [11]


She has won several awards like Best Exhibition OFF in PhotoEspaña and she has been imparting different conference like TEDxMadrid, Matadero (Madrid, Spain). [11]


She is still working with Humanae and she wants to keep visiting other cities. She has already begun other different projects such as Vecinas or De Pies a Cabeza, which are being well received. [11]



Her understanding of photography as a dialogue from the personal to the global, is a game for personal and social codes to be reinvented - a flow between the photographer and the photographed, a bridge between masks and identities. All of these concerns led her to develop Humanae, a tool for exploration, questioning and searching for identity of human beings. Her main objective was to deconstruct deeply ingrained cultural stereotypes. With this in mind, she began to push the boundaries of this project internationally, conducting Humanae sessions in cities such as: Chicago, Paris, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Winterthur, Addis Ababa, Valparaíso, New Delhi, Córdoba, Argentina, Groningen, Pittsburgh, Getxo, Bilbao and Madrid[11]  



She had exhibitions in Gund Gallery, Gambier, Ohio; August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, Italy; Delhi Photo Festival, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India; Musée de l'Élysée, Switzerland; Flash Foward Festival, Boston; LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria; Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea; Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopai and many other. [11]


She was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the brazilians Photographers you need to follow. [11]