Nádia Taquary (Brazil)

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Born in Salvador in 1967 and raised in Valença, Bahia, Brazil, Nádia Taquary’s artistic endeavours delve into the exploration of Afro-Brazilian sacred traditions and practices, emphasising the remarkable presence of black female protagonism in Brazil and their ancestral heritage. Her work serves to challenge and dismantle the eugenic, Eurocentric, and patriarchal narratives that have historically obstructed access to crucial knowledge and understanding of this rich pre-colonial African legacy.