Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha
Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha is an actress, director and researcher. For the past 8 years, she has developed the ”Riverbank Project: about rivers, buiúnas and fireflies, an art research dedicated to listening and amplifying the testimony of Brazilian rivers that are living an experience of catastrophe. The outcomes are the play “Guerrillas or for the land there are no missing persons”(2015), the performance “Altamira 2042”, premiered in 2019 at the International Theatre Festival – MITsp, besides workshops, articles and films. Altamira 2042 made two international tours in 2021 and 2022, having traveled to some European countries and participated in important festivals, such as Kampnagel Sommerfestival in Hamburg, Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, Passages Transfestival in Metz, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Internacional Performing Arts Festival in Leeuwarden, Festival Transámerique in Montreal and Santarcangelo Festival in Santarcangelo di Romagna. The artist has been awarded by the Faperj Scholarship to Encourage Artistic Creation, Experimentation and Research, as well as the Funarte Artistic Training Scholarship, the Oi Futuro Artsônica Residency and Prince Claus Foundation and Goethe Institute Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change. Gabriela has worked with directors such as Ariane Mnouchkine, Georgette Fadel, Cibele Forjaz, Grace Passô, Eryk Rocha and Heitor Dhalia.