Other writing

Essays, interviews, and longform articles

Seeing full circles: The flipside of a literary festival

Flipside is a festival of Brazilian literature happening annually at the Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England. In this piece I tell how my curiosity drove me into the fascinating world of Liz Calder, a British editor who is passionate about Brazil and its authors. I tell a bit of Calder’s story, as well as I explore the somehow stereotypical images that entail British narratives of Brazil.

Reenacting slavery and power in Debret: An interview with Vasco Araújo

Portuguese artist Vasco Araújo discusses the unusual reinterpretation that he proposes to the French 19th century painter, Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768–1848), one of the first artists to portray the enslaver Brazil [First published in 2012]

Art reviews


“The conversation”, Vanessa Bell

I’ve been publishing art reviews since the early 2000s, when I authored a blog in Portuguese called “O Corpo”. Since I moved to London, collaborations included freelancing to some small, independent magazines, such as Mongoos magazine, writing about artists of many styles and statuses.

Richard Serra at Courtauld (2014)

All the way to California: Mark Bradford and Larry Bell at White Cube(2014)

Oscar Murillo: On being “global” at South London Gallery (2014)

Home truths to public eyes at the Photographers’ Gallery (2014)

Thomas Lisle at Koukan (2014)

Nostalgic for the future at Lisson Gallery (2014)


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