Ana Lira (Brazil) is a photographer and visual artist who focuses in her work on power relations and their implications in communication dynamics. Her research articulates hearing, perception and mediation processes in collective dynamics that unfold into visual narratives, public performances, collective experiences, mappings, urban interventions as well as into articulating media material, independent publications, texts and special educational projects.

During her residency at Delfina, Ana will focus on mapping groups, people, movements, actions, symbologies, trajectories, images and possible clues of experiences that have been disregarded or that are rooted between the lines, in codes only familiar to those in need to survive repressive contexts.

Her work was been shown institutions including, Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo; MAR, Rio de Janeiro; Museu de Serralves, Porto; as well as at the 31st Bienal de São Paulo and Videobrasil.

She is the author of Voto (Pingado Prés, 2014 (1st ed.), 2015 (2nd ed. – translated)) and Terrane (Retratografia, 2018) an artist’s book and digital edition produced in collaboration with Claudia Oliveira, Luzia Simões and Lourdes da Silva.

Ana lives and works in Recife, Brazil.

With support from

Inclusartiz Institute

Artist’s portfolio



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