Monica Hirano [b.1992 in Brasil] is a visual artist and independent curator. In her work, Monica uses the language of performance, installation and video. She seeks to identify feelings and understand how various emotions can cohabit the mind in a sequential or simultaneous, non-linear way. Her recent studies involve the various facets of mourning and the imminent certainty of death itself, exploring this complex and sensitive subject in a subtle and respectful way. In previous works, Monica has tackled themes such as childhood memories and their relationship to the roots of self-esteem, as well as immigration.

As for her curatorial practice, Hirano researches social movements and their correlation with the formation of the individual. She has researched topics related to the LGBTQAIPN+ cause, lives with HIV and their links to the pharmaceutical industry. She has also critically investigated the use of Artificial Intelligence and the impacts of data collection and distribution between society and industry.

Over the last 8 years, she has lived and worked in Egypt, India, Malaysia, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Brazil. She holds an MA in Arts Management from the Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome. She has participated as a curator and featured artist in several exhibitions in many countries. Some examples are: solo exhibition at PF2119, Curitiba, Brazil (2024); IAPAR Festival Pune, India (2023); resident at BorderLand Residencies, Eupen, Belgium (2023); Something Else III at the Citadel, Cairo, Egypt (2023); BeFantastic Within Fellowship, supported by the British Council, and with an exhibition at the BeFantastic Festival in Bangalore, India (2022-23); OVNi Festival, in Nice, France (2022); resident at ETOPIA, Center for Arts and Technology in Zaragoza, Spain (2021); Gender Bender Festival, by SandBox Collective, sponsored by the Goethe Institute (2019); Something Else OFF Biennale in Cairo II, Egypt (2018).





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