Ana Pi is a Brazilian-French choreographic and imagery artist, researcher in urban dances, extemporary dancer and pedagogue. She graduated from the School of Dance of the Federal University of Bahia in Bresil. In 2009-10, she studied dance and image at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, in the Ex.e.r.c.e. program founded by Mathilde Monnier. She has also been drawing her professional experience through programs of artistic residency, giving workshops on body, image, sacred gestures & periphery, or within the programming of international festivals as collaborator-performer and tours of her own work. Ana Pi’a practice is situated among notions of transition, displacement, belonging, overlapping, memory, colours and ordinary gestures. Her works show us how limiting the Eurocentric perspective of reading reality is. Ana Pi is also an activist who works for and together with women. It brings back forgotten female artists and activists to the collective memory, however, establishing a dialogue with them based on the exchange of practices and sensitivities. The Divine Cypher, RAW ON, Fumaça, Meditation on Beauty, èscultura, O BΔNQUETE, COROA, NoirBLUE, DRW2 and Le Tour du Monde des Danses Urbaines en 10 villes, The Divine Cypher are her pieces that articulate choreography, discourse and installation.
Her pieces, films and research were programmed in venues as MoMA, Cisneros Institute, Centre Pompidou, Fondation Cartier, Fondation Pernod Ricard, Museo Reina Sofia, International Film Festival Rotterdam, FestCURTAS, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 65., Mostra VERBO, Videobrasil, Fórum Doc, Afrocyberféminismes, Museu INHOTIM, BAD festival, Festival Antigel, Festival Impulstanz, Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Artdanthé, The future is feminist festival, MUCEM, Parallèl festival, Lafayette Anticipations, MAC VAL, La Briqueterie CDCN, Alkantara Festival, MASP, Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Mutants Assembly, Circular Festival, Instituto Moreira Salles, La Briqueterie CDCN, Frestas Trienal das Artes, Lá da Favelinha, Festival d’Automne Paris, among others.