Renata Lamenza is a Brazilian visual artist, performer and costume researcher. After graduating in Dance and Costume Design, she completed her MA in Visual Arts– Costume Design (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) in 2017. Her collaborative performance project Talk to me was nominated in 2016 for the Hugo Roelandt Prize and was selected in 2018 as a research project at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Her thesis project, The moving costume: body as a playground, and her methodology were part of the dance program at Performact (Portugal) in 2018.
Concerned with expanding the dialogues between costume and the body, her works use costume as a sensorial trigger, proposing it as an agent of movement, and as a tool for activating the political body. In her installations/performances, she plays with the relation between object-audience and audience-performer. Here she invites the public for an immediate corporeal-sensorial dialogue with the object and the performer, relocating the protagonism from the work itself to the relation that is created between it and the viewer.
Function: Artistic coordination Master Dance programme, researcher
Teaching-artist: Artistic Practice: Toolbox, Artistic Practice: Scenography and Costume