Maria Lucia Cruz Correia

Maria Lucia Cruz Correia

1983 PT, BE

Correia’s cross-sectoral and  hybrid practice  speaks to her deep engagement with the ecological crises and climate emergency. She reacts to the environmental conflicts of our times by bringing audiences and communities into participatory laboratories that connect the artistic with the voices of scientists, activists and lawyers in long term investigation processes.

Correia’s visual installations, performances and participatory laboratories express a sense of cosmopolitics, advocacy and kinship with and for humans and the more-than-human-world. As a designer, Correia proposes temporary utopian services as restorative labs to repair the impact of the anthropocene, extractivism, and climate emergency. As tools and methodologies, her work is informed by practices of systemic constellation, conscious agreement, restorative justice, activism and holism in science.

From 2013 to 2019, Correia’s work was supported as an artistic trajectory by Vooruit kunstencentrum,  where she developed “1 Place and 11400 Seconds”, “Urban Action Clinic”, “Common Dreams:Flotation School” and  “Voice of nature: the trial”. In 2017 she received the Roel Verniers Prijs at the Theaterfestival with her first theater piece Voice of nature: the trial. In 2019, her new project KINSTITUTE was shortlisted for COAL prize. Her work has been supported  by Imagine 2020, and currently she is part of networks such as Displacementjourneys (SW), Be Part (EU) and TerraBatida ( PT). In 2020 she started a trajectory as an artist with Wpzimmer(BE).