neusatrovoada

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Neusa Trovoada is a visual artist and set designer born in Benguela, Angola. She has a BA in Communication Design from ESAD - School of Arts and Design in Matosinhos/Oporto and is currently attending a MA in Theater — specialization in Stage Design at Lisbon's Theatre and Film School, both in Portugal.
As an interdisciplinary artist, she develops and designs projects for a number of cultural and social organizations. Her work focuses on topics relating to black and racialized communities.
She was a mentor and co-founder of the AKA platform - Art.Known.As, an artistic project of black creators. She also collaborated with INMUNE (Black Woman Institute of Portugal) as director of the Department of Communication and was responsible for the organization's visual identity.
Since 2018 she collaborates with Teatro GRIOT, a theater company dedicated to counter-memory in Europe, as a set designer.
Her work has been showcased in several venues, including, in Lisbon, at Culturgest, Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Espaço Alkantara, Hangar, Teatro do Bairro, Praça do Comércio, Fábrica Braço de Prata, Clube Ferroviário, and also at Centro de Experimentação Artística (Moita), Maus Hábitos (Oporto), and Theatre de L’Oeuvre (Marseille).
She is a co-founder of leve-leve collective, a collaborative project on the cultural expressions of the Africa diaspora in Portugal.