Diego Araúja

Born in Salvador - BA

Diego Araúja, portrait
Diego Araúja, portrait

Diego Araúja is an artist born in Salvador-BA, Brazil, where he lives and works as an artist, director, and writer. He has directed the Creole Time process since 2015, considering the ongoing traumatic experience of Afro-Diasporic peoples and their descendants, He was director, playwright, and producer at Teatro Base from 2010 to 2017. In 2017, Diego Araúja and artist Laís Machado founded ÀRÀKÁ Platform, a space of creation and connection between Afro-Atlantic artists. He conceived a choreographic performance for the video installation “A Marvelous Entanglement” by artist Isaac Julien in 2018, was invited to artist residencies at Atlantic Center For The Arts in 2018, and SAVVY Contemporary in 2020. In 2019, he was invited by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Brazil for the 56th Theatertreffen. In 2020, he participated in the Iberoamerikanisches Theaterfestival with his work QUASEILHAS. And in 2021 created an ephemeral architecture with the name “Lands Giving Birth Gold” connecting Brazil and Ghana through their respective work songs.

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