Isabel Cristina Raphael Vieira also known as Isa do Rosário, has performed storytelling and other activities - such as lectures and exhibitions aimed at disseminating and preserving the Afro-Brazilian culture - for over 15 years, both in the city of Batatais and in other cities across the São Paulo region.
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Vieira’s art is rooted in her African ancestry. Her grandmother was the daughter of enslaved people and her grandfather, born in Angola, was enslaved in Brazil. As a child, she would weave with her grandmother, cutting cloth squares to be woven into a quilt or a rug.
Vieira works in order to spread the word of the Ancestors, and believes that “nothing in this life actually belong to us, everything is lent to us, we’re not taking any of it with us and so need to take better care of it.”
She most recently worked as a Pharmacy Technician, where she developed improvements in the field of phytotherapy (study of plants). For two years (from 2011 to 2012) she held an internship at the Museu Histórico e Pedagogical Dr. Washington Luís de Batatais, where she developed numerous studies focused on guided tours and educational activities.
Her art has been exhibited in schools and cultural spaces in Batatais, Franca, Brodowski and other cities in the São Paulo region. This is the first time her work has been shown outside of Brazil.
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