Daura Campos is a Latinx, self-taught, lens-based artist based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Through analog experimentation and playing with the traditions of photography, her work prompts broader conversations regarding what it is to exist in a dissident body— and what bodies are labeled dissident.

Daura is a 2022 FORGE Fellow and was a convener at the 2021 Hemi Convergence for the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics by the New York University (NYU) in partnership with the University of Chicago (UChicago).

Daura has exhibited her photographic work in Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON (2022), Experimental Photo Festival, Barcelona, ES (2021), Humble Arts Foundation, New York City, US (2021), and others. Her work was displayed on billboards in Times Square, NYC, and in the cities of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto in an initiative by curators Sadie Cook and Roya del Sol.

Her collaborative experimental short film with ISLA Colectivo, El Último Humano Será Solo Recuerdos, was screened in South and North America, respectively, at the Museum of Art of Pereira and the Avant Garde Cultural Center (Colombia), at the No Nation Art Lab (Chicago, USA), and the Casa 3B (Oaxaca, México).



SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2022         In Flux (dual artist show with Grace Wang), Gallery 44, Toronto, ON (Jun. 3rd – Jul. 9th)

2022         Antiplatô, Secretaria Especial da Cultura, Online Exhibition (Jan. 26th opening)

2021          Secret Visibility, Angelica Kauffman Gallery, Chicago, USA (Nov. 18th – Dec. 7th)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022         Photorama, TPW Gallery, Toronto, ON (Nov. 17th – Dec. 3rd)*

2022         New Visions, Florence Contemporary Gallery, Online Exhibition*

2022         Third Annual Analog Film Photography Exhibit, Analog Film Photography Association, Online Exhibition (Aug. 5th – 25th)

2022         Confined, The House of Smalls, Cotswolds, UK (May 15th – Jun. 12th)

2022         Impart, Cultivate, Online Exhibition (Mar. 15 opening)

2022         (Im)Material, Curating Futures, Online Exhibition  (Jan. 15th opening)

2021          Revisiting the Avant-Garde, Geis Gallery, Lakewood, USA (Dec. 23rd – Jan. 3rd)

2021          Starting Space, The Photo's Edge, Online Exhibition (Nov. 27th opening)

2021          Remote Possibility, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, ON (Nov. 15th – Jan. 15th)

2021          Photo for Non-Majors, Humble Arts Foundation, Online Exhibition (Set. 30th opening)

2021          Risk, Roundtable Residency, Online Exhibition (Oct. 8th opening)

2021          The Space In Between, the space in between gallery, Online Exhibition (Aug. 16th opening)

2021          Evanescence, Experimental Photo Festival, Online Exhibition (Jul. 21st – 25th)

2021          Exploration/Emergence, Static Arts Collective, Online Exhibition (Jul. 18th opening)

2021          Duality, Doré Art Collective, Online Exhibition (Jul. 14th – Aug. 4th)

2021          Narrativas Autobiográficas, Rede Quem, Online Exhibition (Jul. 1st opening)

2021          Windows to Paradise, Make Room, Online Exhibition (Jun. 28th opening)

2021          Spring, Visual Space, Online Exhibition (May 17th – Jun. 28th)


SCREENINGS

2021          El Último Humano Será Solo Recuerdos, Avant Garde Cultural Center, Bogotá, Colombia (Sep. 23rd – 25th)

2021          El Último Humano Será Solo Recuerdos, Casa 3B, Oaxaca, Mexico (Oct. 31st – Nov. 1st)

2021          El Último Humano Será Solo Recuerdos, Museum of Art of Pereira, Pereira, Colombia (Nov. 17th – 18th)

2021          El Último Humano Será Solo Recuerdos, No Nation Art Lab, Chicago, USA (Nov. 18th)


PUBLIC ART

2021          What the Luck, Remote Gallery, Toronto, ON (Jun. 28th – Aug. 8th)**

2021          What the Luck, Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, ON (Jun. 28th – Aug. 8th)**

2021          What the Luck, Drawstring, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, USA (Jun. 8th – 10th)**


AWARDS, GRANTS AND HONORS

2022         Tour de Moon Visual Arts Grant

2022         Adolescent January Photography Grant

2022         The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Grant for In Flux (duel artist show with  Grace Wang)

2022         Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant for In Flux (duel artist show with Grace Wang)

2021          CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #13

2021          Adolescent October Filmmaking Grant

2021          Hemi Convergence Convener for the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics of the New York University (NYU) in partnership with the University of Chicago (UChicago)

2021          Narrativas Autobiográficas Honorable Mention

2021          Adolescent March Photography Grant


FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2022         FORGE Fellowship

2021          The Heather B. Mattera Opportunity Scholarship (strudelmediaLive)

2020         BIPOC Photography Mentorship


RESIDENCIES

2022         Dear Artists With Anxiety (DAWA) Virtual Residency

2021          Roundtable Remote Residency

2021          Slant Projects Virtual Residency


SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

2022         "Tranquility", Renouveau Media, Issue #3, online issue, Jun. 29th

2022         the self-determination issue, little living room, Issue #5, May 23rd, Edinburgh, Scotland

2022         "Dwell Time Special COVID-19 Edition." Dwell Time Press, online issue, Mar. 15th

2022         "Satellite Colony." Tour de Moon, Issue #5, Feb. 16th, London, UK

2022         "Experienced." The Uncoiled Magazine, Issue #2, online issue, Feb. 6th

2022         "(Im)Material." Curating Futures, Issue #1, online issue, Jan. 15th

2022         "No. 6." Aeonian Magazine, Issue #6, online issue, Jan. 9th

2021         "Emerging." Doré Art Collective, Issue #1, online issue, Oct. 2nd

2021         "Deep Fried Film." Jumbo Shrimp Press, Issue #2, Oct. 8th, New Jersey, USA

2021         "Connection." Pace Magazine, Issue #8, Oct. 10th, Ottawa, ON

2021         Hopping the Fence Podcast, Ep. #18, Sep. 24th, Hamilton, ON

2021         "Handshake." Drawstring Magazine, Issue #13, online issue, Jun. 26

2021         The Soon Project, online issue,  Feb. 3rd

2021         Human Wonder Magazine, online issue, Jan. 20th

2020         Afinidades Magazine, Issue #1, online issue, Sep. 17th

2020         "Chosen Family.", Container Love, online issue,  Nov. 20th

2020         Ashamed Magazine, online issue, Jul. 2nd

2020         Curated by Girls, online issue, Jun. 1st

2020         Thrifts and Prints, Anti Standard Issue #16, online issue, Apr. 30th


BOOKS

2022         "Us.", Published by Velvet Fields, USA*

2022         "Softcore", Published by Rebecca Orr, UK*


PUBLIC SPEAKING

2022    In Flux: Artist Talk & Film Soup Workshop, Gallery 44, Online Event (Jun. 25th)

2021    Film Photography 101, Adolescent, Online Workshop (Oct. 25th)

2020    WOPHA With: Foto Féminas, Hundred Heroines and Foto Femme United, Panel Discussion (Sep. 4th)


ART FAIRS

2021    Present, Nefarious Contemporary, Baltimore, USA (Jun. 17th)


LANGUAGES

Portuguese (Native Speaker)

English (Fluent – C2 Proficiency: Cambridge English)

French (A2)


*Projected Date

**Billboard Exhibition