Maria Lucia Cruz Correia

Maria Lucia Cruz Correia

1983 PT, BE

Correia’s artistic work speaks her deep engagement for ecological crises and climate emergency. She reacts to the environmental crimes of our times by bringing audiences into participatory laboratories that connects the artistic with the voices of scientists, activists and lawyers.

Correia’s visual installations, performances and participatory laboratories talks from the idea of a complex ecological community, incorporating humans and non-humans, as a reality in which audiences are triggered to connected to a ‘more-than-human-world. Most of her projects are temporary and autonomous platforms proposing utopian and resilient public services as alternatives for the current capitalistic system.

Correia’s proposes contemporary discourses on the anthropocene, nature colonization and climate emergency and therefore her work is mostly long therm projects as process of radicalization, transformation and restoration.

From 2013-19, Correia is an artist in resident in Vooruit and her work has been supported by Imagine 2020 network. In 2017 she received the Roel Verniers Prijs at the Theaterfestival in Brussels with her first theater piece Voice of nature: the trial and in 2019 she has been nominated for COAL prize with her new project, Kinstitute.