Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha

Biography

Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha is an actress, director and researcher from Brazil. In her theatre and cinema career, she has worked with directors such as Ariane Mnouchkine, Georgette Fadel, Cibele Forjaz, Grace Passô, Eryk Rocha and Heitor Dhalia. For the past 5 years, the artist has developed the Riverbank Project: about rivers, buiúnas and fireflies, an art research dedicated to listening to and amplifying the testimony of Brazilian rivers that are living an experience of catastrophe. The first part was created from the testimony of Araguaia River in 2015: the play Guerrillas or to earth there are no missing persons about the women who fought in the Araguaia Guerrilla Group. After touring Brazil, in 2019 the play was presented in the region where the conflicts actually took place, accompanied by presentations, workshops and debates. In 2019 the second stage of this research project premiered at the Sao Paulo International Theatre Festival. The performance installation Altamira 2042 is created from the testimony of the Rio Xingu about the catastrophe caused by the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. Currently, Gabriela is working on the finalization of two film projects with the filmmaker Eryk Rocha, as well as the Parimentos exhibition, her latest artistic conception. She is also a partner at Aruac Filmes, a film and theater producer company with almost 20 years of cultural production. Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha is the recipient of several international art and research scholarships. In 2019 she won the award for best supporting actress at the Rio Film Festival.

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