Tadáskía

Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 1993

Tadáskía, previously known as max wíllà morais, is a trans artist and writer who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo. Her imagination universe is bound by both visible and invisible things.

Be it in drawings, photographs, installations, textiles, or apparitions, Tadáskía engages with the matter made available to her by various encounters. In doing so, she creates around herself afrodiasporic imaginations and a syncretic spirituality. In her drawings – of volatile and sensitive qualities, many times made with simple materials such as nail polish and colored pencils – there often inhabit groupings which are at times complimentary and other times dissident. On partitioned and torn supports, the artist suggests other notions of time and space in the face of binarisms, as well as poses questions to the fields of form, line, and color.

Tadáskía has a degree in Visual Arts from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2016). She received scholarships to the Visual Arts School of Parque Lage (2014 and 2019) and, currently, is pursuing a Master’s in Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2019-2021).

She participated in the exhibitions “Casa Carioca” at the Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro [Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro] (2020-21) curated by Joice Berth and Marcelo Campos; “Esqueleto” at the Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro (2019-2020) curated by Analu Cunha, Marcelo Campos, and Maurício Castro; and “Estopim e segredo” at EAV Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro (2019-2020), curated by Gleyce Kelly Heitor, Ulisses Carrilho, and Clarissa Diniz.

Tadáskía had a show with Leonilson at the Espaço de Arte Auroras [Auroras Art Space] (São Paulo, 2020). More recently, she was part of the exhibition “Hábito/habitante” at EAV Parque Lage (2021), curated by Ulisses Carrilho, and the collective exhibition “Uma história natural das ruínas” at Galeria Pivô, in São Paulo (2021), curated by Catalina Lozano.

Artworks:

“Língua de boi de vaca” [“Cow’s bull tongue”] (2019). Apparition/performance at EAV Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro), documented with 35mm photography.

“borboleta e flor e pedra” [“butterfly and flower and stone”] (2020). Drawing with colored pencil and nail polish on AG paper. Dimensions: 32cmx21cm (approximately).

“Are you a bicho a bicha?” [title partially in English in the original] (2019). Apparition/performance documented with 35mm photography.