Maria Lucia Cruz Correia
Founder artist of the kinstitute
Correia's artistic work speaks her deep engagement for environmental crises and climate justice. She reacts to the ecological crimes of our times by bringing audiences into a participatory environments that connects the artistic with the voices of scientists, activists and lawyers. Correia provides a profoundly embodied ecological practice that at the same time moves away from a humanistic species- centred perspective, and starts from the idea of a complex ecological community, incorporating humans and non-humans, as a reality in which the visitor-spectator is profoundly connected to a ‘more-than-human-world. Most of her projects are participatory articulations as temporary and autonomous platforms, creating moments of disruption and harmony between seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge, resilience, value systems and restoration.