Mavi Veloso (Pacaembu, São Paulo, 1985) is a Brazilian  transdisciplinary, visual and performance artist, dancer, actress, singer and songwriter, graphic and web designer currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As transgender and migrant from South America to Europe, in her productions, Mavi embodies and appropriates transformation process, conflicts and cultural adaptation procedures, as well as fashion, queer, trans and drag queen elements to discusses gender, identity, sexuality, placement and displacement.

Veloso studied dance, theatre, music through diverse formal and informal training processes: she graduated in Visual Arts at State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil and continued studies in Performativity with COMO clube artist platform, São Paulo. She attended a Post-master in Performance at A.PASS in Brussels/Belgium and is currently doing a Master of Voice at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Among some recent works are: the films “The get up”, directed by Daniel Favaretto and Dudu Quintanilha and “Pink color: Los estados unidos del fuego”, directed by Octavio Tavares and Francisca Oyaneder. The performance projects “PRIVATE ROOM”, projeto “Preta” and “Indumentaria Popular”. Participates in Free Home University radical and artistic pedagogy experiment, Lecce/Italy, and Queer City in São Paulo, both ArtsEverywhere / Musagetes programs, Canadian philanthropic arts organisation. Mavi si currently developing the transdisciplinary project “#iwannamakerevolution”, about placement, displacement, mutant and in transit bodies. Started in post-master at A.PASS and currently inside Master of Voice at Sandberg Instituut. The project is also in residence in the platform ArtsEverywhere / Musagetes.

Photo of Mavi Veloso, singing with Thomas Bruisend. Photo by: Thiemi HigashiPhoto of Mavi Veloso, singing with Thomas Bruisend. Photo: Thiemi Higashi