Galeria Francisco Fino is pleased to announce the representation of Priscila Rooxo.
Priscila Rooxo (Brazil, 2001) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.
At the age of 17, Rooxo was granted a Painting Scholarship by the renowned Parque Lage Visual Arts School. In 2021, she started her Visual Arts Bachelor in Rio de Janeiro Federal University while also collaborating with civic organisations and movements, such as Rede NAMI and Rede Feminista de Arte Urbana.
In September of this year, the artist —one of the youngest and most promising currently working in Brazil—, was awarded the ArtRio FOCO Prize, after her solo exhibition “A Mãe ta On”.
Her work reflects on territorial, gender and class issues that characterise the area she lives and works in, known for its high criminality and violence rates, as well as by the lack of basic services and infrastructures. Rooted in an activist and critical practice, Priscila Rooxo’s Paintings explore themes such as poverty, maternity, social exclusion, the acknowledgment of women’s role in society, peripheral bodies and its connection to ideas of belonging and social visibility, subverting the normative categories and distinctions namely between high culture and mass culture.
Rooxo’s practice is visibly influenced by ‘pichação’ (graffiti) and by cultural manifestation commonly associated with Rio de Janeiro’s peripheral areas.