pedra Kopie“THE SOUTHERN ASS STUDIES” by Pêdra Costa
11th – 14th of April 2019

We are excited to announce Pêdra Costa’s first solo exhibition curated by Jota Mombaça at WE DEY x SPACE.

Rethinking the dynamics of the world from the perspective of The Southern Ass demands a radical reframing of what a body really represents in a world consisting of a misdistribution of violence, brutal binarism and racializing assemblages. Here, we view it from below, and, thus, we read the socius in its density, framing both the breaches of the system and the ways the system reproduces itself.

Pêdra Costa’s trajectory is one of a radical commitment to the questions that their work entails, since these are not mere topics of investigation, but places in which their own body and their communities can make room to grow and unfold their own critical apparatus. The ass and, therefore, the anal becomes a force which is both conceptual as well as embodied.

The Southern Ass Studies, the first solo show by Pêdra Costa, is an attempt at drawing a “situated overview” of the emergence of this field of studies, utilizing their body of work as an emblematic archive for this process. The de_colon_isation series, as well as previous works (such as Verarschung and Solange, tô aberta!), lie at the core of the exhibition’s narrative, which also consists of gathered text fragments, (mis)translations and invisible forces.

About the artist:
Berlin based Pêdra Costa (Brazil, 1978) works with her body, presenting Performance Art, making videos and writing, using complex and fragmented epistemologies from queer communities, being contaminated by knowledge almost completely destroyed by the colonial project and remembering radical caring against the lack of opportunities of living. They engages the political aesthetics of post-porn and anti-colonial strategies. They faces failure every day, transforming failure into creative force, in connection with mixed and forgotten ancestralities.
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11th of April 6-10pm
dj set by Bicha Boo Collective

12.04 – 5pm-8pm
13.04 – 5pm-9pm Artist Talk at 6pm

14th of April 5pm -10pm
dj set by Bicha Boo Collective
food and drinks

fb event pic: by Szu Zach
Accessibility Infos:

X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

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about WE DEY x space

WE DEY x space is dedicated to amplify the art and culture production for and by Queer/Trans*/Inter/Black People/People of Color

WE DEY x space aims to center marginalised voices, perspectives, knowledges and experiences from different diasporas

WE DEY x space will host exhibitions, workshops, kitchen table talks and film screenings around the topics of decolonial art production, community, self-care, empowerment.