Mariana Destro (Brasilia, 1993) lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. She is a Brazilian visual artist and curator graduated in Visual Arts from the University of Brasilia (UnB). Since 2015 she has participated in exhibitions in Brazilian cities such as Brasilia, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Guided by notions of gender, decoloniality, eroticism and self-representation in contemporaneity, her artistic practice explores the nature of image-making of women in the Global South through mixed media like video, performance, photography and installation, often associated with curation.
Description: “Nonada” is an internet art project composed of five videos, four texts, a virtual installation, and dozens of images created by Mariana Destro. Result of approximately five months of digital file production in 2019, “Nonada” is a website that emulates the artist’s desktop. The digital pieces are accessed by clicks according to the will of whoever is exploring the work. Strongly influenced by notions of psychoanalytic theory, post-pornography, and autofiction, Mariana Destro turned dreams, emotional and political experiences, and images such as nudes and gifs into a digital archive conceived as a hypermedia platform (in Portuguese).