Aline Baiana (Salvador, Brazil, 1985) lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and Berlin. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema from the Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro (2010) and an MBA in Environmental Management from the Polytechnic School of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2012). Focusing on ontological conflict in convergence with indigenous, feminist, ethnic, environmental and social justice studies, Baiana’s work reveals the importance of uncovering other histories, both within and against the hegemonic powers of colonial rule.
Baiana participated in several exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Berlin, Amsterdam and was commissioned for 14th Sharjah Biennial (2019) and the Berlin Biennale 11 (2020).
Baiana’s work has been shown in a number of exhibitions and film festivals, including The Silence of Tired Tongues (2022), Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Flutuantes (2018), Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro; Nanica, Bull Station, São Paulo and Saracura, Rio de Janeiro (2017–2018); Bestiário, Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP) (2017); Mostra Corpos da Terra, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro (2017); Da urgência de cada um, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Feminismo e Feijoada’, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (2015); Stains in the Cowshed, Neu West Berlin (2015); Novas Poéticas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2014) and IV Jardim Suspenso da Babilônia, Rio de Janeiro (2014).
Baiana organised and moderated a talk with indigenous women at Mostra Corpos da Terra, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro (2017). She was also a co-organiser for two editions of the Abril Indígena event, which is part of the yearly national mobilisation for indigenous peoples’ rights in Brazil (2016–2017), and an assistant producer for Filmambiente, Environmental International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro (2013–2016).
Aline Baiana is one of the artists of the exhibition The Silence of Tired Tongues (2022) curated by Raphael Fonseca which takes place between 24 April and 21 August 2022 at Framer Framed, Amsterdam. Aline Baiana‘s commissioned work was made with the support of Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme.