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Igor Campos Viana is a Brazilian artist and writer from Belo Horizonte. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, with a period of an academic exchange at the University of Minho, Portugal. He is also trained in Theater by the Galpão Cine Horto School of Drama and is an actor of "O Tal Coletivo de Teatro" in Belo Horizonte. In 2020 he received the Aldir Blanc Law award for his artitistic and cultural contributions to his city. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy of Law at UFMG with a grant from the Brazilian Federal Foundation for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and did a period of academic reseach exchange at the University of Westminster (2020-22). 

 

He is the author of the book The spectacle of the gender: a crusade in the 21st century which he addresses the power struggles around “gender” and its meanings in the Brazilian political context. Dialoguing with the fields of queer and performativity studies. He is also the editor of the Politics of Performativity Series that bringing together the books: Conferences; Bodies and the Production of the Sensitive; and Protests and Biopolitics). His most recent publication is the edition of the book: Vidamorte: biopolitics in perspective.

 

In his thesis, “Law is the world”, he plays with the expression of Hélio Oiticica, a Brazilian artist, for whom the "museum is the world" and seeks to organize the thought/experience of another aesthetic of law/art capable of being a continuum of life. For him, law is matter. In dialogue with the new materialisms, his work is intimately connected to the policies of urban performativity that politically rearticulate the Brazilian social dimensions as the street carnival. His bet is on an aesthetics of law that is immanently connected to a vital ethic.

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Igor is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Westminster.