Luzia Simons (born in Quixada, Ceara, Brazil) is a graduate in History and Fine Arts at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She continued her studies in Stuttgart and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. With regular exhibitions in Europe and Brazil, Luzia's works make it possible to experience divergence. She developed her own shooting technique, the scanogram – a way of looking at things without a central angle or focus where all details become heightened. Her artistic focus is primarily on the diversity and plurality of perceptions in relation to their different cultural heritage. Her flowers appear in her works as signifiers of historic, cultural, or colonial meanings and are used to discuss the question of social identity and globalization. Her works appear in public and private collections around the globe, among them Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin; Fonds National d Art Contemporain, Paris-Ile de France, France; Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba; Pirelli/ Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brasil; Dansk Bibliotekscenter, Denmark, and many others.
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