Nádia Taquary

Nádia Taquary

n. Salvador, BR (1967)

Nádia Taquary has a degree in Literature from UCSAL and a postgraduate degree in Education, Aesthetics, Semiotics and Culture from UFBA. In her research, she delves into Afro-Brazilian traditions and sacred practices, emphasizing the strong presence of black female protagonism in Brazil and its ancestral heritage. Her poetics are expressed in sculptures, installations and video installations, as symbols of identity, religiosity, female empowerment and freedom. Her research covers the strength and history of Afro-Brazilian jewelry and questions of ancestry, focused on female protagonism.

In 2024, Nádia will be present at the 24th Sydney Biennial, in Australia, in addition to presenting, at the Rio Art Museum (MAR), her solo exhibition “Ònà Irin: caminho de ferro”. Her works are permanently part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, MAM-BA (Salvador, Brazil); the Pinacoteca de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil); Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAAM (Miami, USA); Rio Art Museum – MAR (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Musem of Arts and Design – MAD (New York, USA) and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art – ISLAA (New York, USA).