Neusa Trovoada is a visual artist, scenic and costume designer.
She develops projects at the intersection between visual arts and performance. She was born in Benguela, Angola, and lives in Lisbon, Portugal. 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 Scenic Design at Lisbon's Theatre and Film School, both in Portugal.
As an transdisciplinary creator she has developed her path between visual arts, performing arts, curatorship and design. Her work focuses on topics relating to black and racialized communities. She was mentor and co-founder of the AKA platform - Art.Known.As, an artistic project of black creators. She was also co-founder of leve-leve collective, a collaborative project on the cultural expressions of the Africa diaspora in Portugal.
Since 2018 she collaborates with Teatro GRIOT, a theater company dedicated to counter-memory in Europe, as a scenic, costume and communication designer.
She collaborates with several social projects with black communities in Lisbon. She is co-founder of the project Sowing_arts - a structure that promotes projects with particular focus on the intersection of arts with issues of intersectionality, botany, feminism and agroecology, and science and technology.