Panmela Castro

Panmela Castro

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Name: Panmela Castro
Organization: Rede Nami
Website: http://www.redenami.com
Title: President
Bio:
Panmela Castro is an activist artist whose social policy work, primarily focused on gender equality, provides the core inspiration for the content of her provocative paintings. With her work, Panmela challenges patriarchal notions of public space as related to sexism, sexuality, subjectivity, and power relations. Using graffiti as a vehicle for cultural transformation, Panmela has brought many successful projects promoting women’s rights to fruition. Panmela has a Bachelor Fine Arts from the School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is currently in the Master of Arts program at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She has received numerous awards including the Prize Hutúz graffiti Artist of the decade, the DVF Awards and the Vital Voices Global Leadership Award for human rights. On 2012 she was nominated with the Brazilian president Dilma Roussef by the Newsweek magazine one of the 150 women that are shaking the world.With years of experience writing graffiti and fighting for women’s rights, Panmela has been invited to paint in cities across the globe, including but not limited to: Berlin, Paris, Stambul, Praga, Johannesburg, New York, Toronto, and Washington D.C. Panmela has also worked with major organizations like the United States Organization (USO), the German Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, and the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Panmela is the Founder and President of Rede Nami, a feminist urban arts network. Rede Nami seeks to promote human rights whilst, and by, strengthening the artistic, intellectual, and professional skills of women living in favelas.

Challenge Entries

O #Afrografiteiras é um projeto que cria lideranças negras para multiplicar mensagens pelo fim da violência contra a mulher e pela eliminação do racismo.

Através do acesso a ferramentas virtuais, mulheres se reúnem para intercâmbio artístico e intelectual capacitando-se atentas ao debate sobre os direitos da mulher, movimentando a economia do mercado de artes e cultura com a construção de uma cooperativa para visibilidade das artistas e intelectuais da rede e construção de mecanismos auto-sustentáveis para geração de renda.

O projeto pretende usar o graffiti como ferramenta para divulgar a nova lei brasileira contra violência doméstica nas comunidades do Rio de Janeiro além de estimular este tipo de arte entre as mulheres.

Através do acesso a ferramentas virtuais, mulheres se reúnem para intercâmbio artístico e intelectual capacitando-se atentas ao debate sobre os direitos da mulher, movimentando a economia do mercado de artes e cultura com a construção de uma cooperativa para visibilidade das artistas e intelectuais da rede e construção de mecanismos auto-sustentáveis para geração de renda.