Daniella de Moura is a visual artist, performer, researcher, teacher and tattoo artist. With a solid academic background, from the School of Fine Artes of UFMG to the PhD at the Sorbonne University in Paris, he develops a research focused on the body’s organicity from an experimental perspective. The body and its residues are used as material and support for the creation of paintings, objects, installations, performances, videos and photographs that embody poetically gender issues, abjection, eroticism and death. Understanding the art research as critical reflexions and aesthetic analyzes inside the process of creation itself, Daniella de Moura inserts her production at the intersection of aesthetics, history, psychoanalysis and ethnography. Her works propose to the body's humoral subjectivity, a cartography of the marginal desire of the becoming-woman process in a phallocratic and misogynistic society. 



University Degrees

2011-2016 - DOCTORATE - Fine Arts, Aesthetics and History of Art, University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.

2010-2011 - MASTER 2 - Aesthetics and History of Fine Arts, University Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis, France.

2008-2010 - MASTER - Arts and Image Technology, University of Fine Arts UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2002-2005 - BACHELOR - Sculpture, University of Fine Arts UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2002-2005 - BACHELOR - Art Education, University of Fine Arts UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Expositions, salons, performances and interventions 

october/2019 - Orlando Lemos Gallery, Nova Lima, Brazil. Collective exposition Anatomia Fantástica. 

december/2018 - Mains d’Œuvres, Saint-Ouen, France. Festival Crie d'amour pour le Brésil. Collective exposition and performances. 

juin/2018 - Cais das Artes, Vitória, Brazil. Video Art Festival Cine Rua SE7E. Video Polish Nails.

october/2016 - Casa Idea, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Meeting between women performers: Perpendicular. Performance Religare 

may/2016 - Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. International Video Art Festival Taboo, Transgression, TranscendenceVideo Offering to Iemanjá.

april/2016 - Génie de la Bastille Gallery, Paris, France. Video Art Festival La Semaine Floue. Videos and conference.  

september/2015 - Second European Pragmatism Conference, Paris, France. Festival Performing Lives. Performance Anthropophagic Slobber.

april/2015 - Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia. International Video Art Festival Now and After. Video Psychomagical Act.

february/2015 - La Générale, Paris, France. Festival La sexualité des femmes. Collective exposition and conference. 

december/2014 - Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. International Symposium Art, Temps & Performance. Performance Tissage Attaché. 

november/2014 - Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France. 27es Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Pour une libre circulation des corps et des désirs. 

october/2014 - Mairie du 5ème, Paris, France. Collective exposition ParisArtistes.

march/2014 - Starter Gallery, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Collective exposition Héroïnes : Le défi des femmes.

october/2012 - Bouquinerie-Galerie La Vague à l'Âme, Paris, France. Individual exposition La limite de mon désir.

may/2012 - Laundries, Paris, France. Collective exposition Salle d’attente. Books installed in 4 laundries in Paris.

september/2010 - SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil. Individual Video Art exhibition, Project Primeiro Passo. Video Terpsícore Capillaris.

february/2010 - Electoral’s Justice Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Collective exposition Olheiro da Arte

september/2009 - Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective video-art exhibition, Dissemination IV.

september/2009 - SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil. Collective exposition CorpoInstalação

december/2008 - Inimá de Paula Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective video-art exhibition, Dissemination III

jun/2008 - COPASA Art Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective exposition Quarenta anos depois.

may/2008 - Hemma Thomas Art Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil. Collective exposition Terceiro Espaço. 

april/2008 - Comida di Buteco, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Project Art in the Toilettes, intervention Corpos Abjetos.

january/2008 - Kaza Vazia, nomad art gallery, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Collective of artists invited by the project Art Today, urban intervention.

may/2007 - Olho Latino Museum, Atibaia, Brazil. 3rd Graving Biennial Olho Latino. Photo-graving Interferências.

mars/2007 - Gallery of the Fine Arts University, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Individual exposition Interferências.

december/2006 - UFMG Cultural Center, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective exposition of the sculpture studio, 11º Mostra Desenvolvimento.

september/2006 - UFMG Cultural Center, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective exposition Primeiros Atos from the Group Nózs.

june/2006 - UFMG Cultural Center, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective exposition Formandos da Escola de Belas Artes.

january-june/2006 - Kaza Vazia, nomad art gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective of artists, interventions in abandoned buildings. 

november/2005 - Art Gallery of the Theater SESI Minas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Individual Exposition Remendos.

april/2005 - UFMG Central Library, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Intervention project Escultura em Expansão.

december/2004 - Chácara Dona Catarina Museum, Cataguases, Brazil. 1st Salon Cataguazes-Usiminas of Fine Arts.

october/2004 - Gallery of the Fine Arts University, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Collective exposition 8o ENEARTE.

february/2003 - National Students Meeting, Recife, Brazil. 3rd Art, Science and Culture Biennial, National Union of Students.

Professional Experience

since february/2018 - Independent tattoo artist. 

january/2018 - Boteco Vila Mada, brazilian bar in Paris, France. Fresco painting with the portrait of the Cacique Raoni.

september/2015 - Compagnons du Devoir, Paris, France. High School Art teacher, secondary professional education. 

february/2012 - Transfabrik, performing arts festival, Institut Français Deutschland and Goethe Institut, France and Germany. Research and critical essays.

february/2011-october/2012 - Maison pour tous, La Courneuve, France. Development and management of artistic workshops.

january-august/2010 - Belmonte College, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. High School Art teacher.

mars-june/2009 - Estate’s Secretary of Education, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Evaluation School Program.

january-december/2009 - Abgar Renault College, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. High School Art teacher.

august-december/2009 - University of Fine Arts UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Stage of Teaching in Superior Education.

november-december/2008 - Inimá de Paula Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Development of Educational Program.

february/2008-august/2010 - Open University of Brazil, University of Fine Arts UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Assistant Teacher, Specialization in Fine Arts.

february-december/2006 - Domingos Ornelas College, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. High School Art teacher.

august/2005-december/2007 - Inhotim Contemporary Art Centre, Brumadinho, Brazil. Development and management of educative programs.


2012-2015 - International Doctorate Scholarship. CAPES, Ministry of Education, Brazil.

2008-2009 - National Master Scholarship. PROF/CAPES, Ministry of Education, Brazil.

2006-2007 - Research Scholarship. FAPEMIG, State’s Secretary of Superior Education, Brazil.

2005 - Teaching Scholarship. PID/EBA, UFMG, Brazil.

2004 - Special Research Scholarship. ICB/UFMG, Brazil.

Workshops and complementary formation

january/2019 - Artistic residence, open studio at the collective's building 59 Rivoli, Paris, France.

february/2018 - Workshop Hygiene and Health with Liliane Brexel, 21 hours, IMAG’IN, Massy, France.

february/2018 - Workshop Tattoo with Pascale Piche, 39 hours, IMAG’IN, Massy, France.

september/2012 - Critical Workshop, with Thomas Hirschhorn, 20 hours. Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris France. 

may/2011 - Videoclub in expansion, with Javier Toscano, 15 hours. Contemporary Art Museum MAC-VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France. 

july/2006 - Workshop Cinema e vídeos poéticos, with Bill Lundberg. 38º Winter Festival of UFMG, Diamantina, Brazil.

july/2005 - Workshop Artista em Residência with Éder Santos. 37º Winter Festival of UFMG, Diamantina, Brazil.

june-december/2000 - Sixth Form Certificate Photography, Opotiki College. Opotiki, New Zealand. Technical training in black and white analogical photography.

Publications, conferences and symposiums 

mars/2018 - Roundtable series Art: women's genre, as part of the Women House exhibition, La Monnaie de Paris, France. Round table Artistic body, manifest body.

january/2017 - Le corps en débordement : Le désir humoral comme subjectivité artistique d’un devenir-femme, Éditions Universitaires Européennes, Paris, France. Full publication of the doctoral thesis. ISBN : 978-3-639-65178-2

november/2016 - Annals of the symposium Political Bodys, CEFET-MG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Article Powers of menstrual art.

october/2016 - Perpendicular, book of the performance meeting, Casa Idea, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Article Between the affect and the symbolic.

may/2016 - Video Art Festival La Semaine Floue, Galerie du Génie de la Bastille, Paris, France. Conference Let's explore gender together.

february/2016 - Festival La Sexualité des femmes, La Générale, Paris, France. Conference Menstrual identity in contemporary art.

december/2014 - International Symposium: Art & Care. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. Presentation and publication of the article Métro : la reconstruction symbolique de l’invisible.

december/2014 - International Symposium: Art, Temps & Performance - Décaler les gestes. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. Organization and performance presentation.

october/2014 - Publication of the article Je ne peux pas m'empêcher de m'écouler in the Magazine of art and littérature ARCANE 18, Paris, France. 

june/2014 - Conference Théâtre, performance, Philosophie : Croisements et transferts dans la pensée anglo-américaine contemporaine. University Paris 1, Paris, France. Practical workshop proposition with Laboratoire du Geste

may/2014 - Conference Bodies in Between : Corporeality and Visuality from Historical Avant-garde to Social Media. Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Presentation of the article L’identité menstruelle dans l'art contemporaine.

mars-june/2013 - Transfabrik, franco-german project of performing arts. Brest, Essen, Berlin, Paris. Participation of the reflexion group and publication of articles in the project’s blog and book. 

august/2008 - XVII National meeting of arts researchers, ANPAP/UDESC. Florianópolis, Brazil. Presentation and publication of the article Pensando a imagem do corpo.

september/2007 - I National meeting of museums educators, Casa Rui Barbosa. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Presentation and publication of the article Mediação em arte contemporânea.