Dr Luiza Prado de O. Martins is a Brazilian artist and researcher. Her work engages with material and visual culture through the lenses of decolonial and queer theories. In her doctoral dissertation, she examined technologies and practices of birth control and their entanglements with colonial hierarchies of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and nationality, offering the idea of ‘technoecologies of birth control’ as a framework for observing and intervening in biopolitical articulations emerging around practices of birth control. She also holds an MA in Digital Media from the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
In 2019, she was selected as the recipient of the Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research with her project The Councils of the Pluriversal: Affective Temporalities of Reproduction and Climate Change. She was also, in 2019, the recipient of the first Dieter Rückhaberle Förderpreis, awarded by the Künstlerhof Frohnau.
In 2019 she presented ‘Research Network: Long Graceful Grasses’ at Iniva, a performance-lecture with writer and Sexual and Reproductive Health Doctor, Dr Annabel Sowemimo as respondent. Her performance-lecture examines tensions between indigenous knowledge, colonial sexual structures and birth control in Brazil.
Dr Luiza Prado de O. Martins lives and works in Berlin, Germany.