Emily Oliveira is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Flatbush, Brooklyn. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. She has received awards, residencies, and fellowships from organizations including Yaddo, BRIC, AIR Gallery, Ars Nova, Wave Hill, and the Textile Arts Center.
Her work uses textiles, video, installation, music, and performance to explore the intersections of labor, and queer futurity. The imagery is drawn from an array of influences, including science fiction, catholic and new age devotional art, technicolor films, and psychedelia. Her performances use original music, handmade sets and costumes, drag, and re-performance, with text drawn from popular culture, and idiosyncratic research.
Her current work centers around intertwining sci-fi narratives in a queer, utopian future. This series uses textiles, video, performance, and immersive installation to transform these narratives into an expansive and interconnected mythology for a future earth.