The practice of Brazilian artist Dora Longo Bahia (Sao Paulo, 1961) addresses subjects of oppression, war and violence. Using various media including, painting, video, sculpture, installation or drawing, among other, Longo Bahia appropriates political narratives frequently tied to her home Brazil, or to the wider context of South America. The work of Bahia places a strong emphasis on the body, which is frequently depicted as a political subject, as a catalyst, or as a victim of violence. The frequently appropriated manner of depiction examines and questions how violence is represented and how it is reproduced.
The work of Dora Longo Bahia has been exhibited widely in Brasil and Internationally. Selected exhibitions include Centre Pompidou (Paris), Bonnier Konsthall (Stockholm), Trondheim Art Museum (Trondheim, Norway), Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil), CCBB–Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Forum D’Art Contemporain (Sierre, Switzerland), Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Her worka are included in the collection of Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Itaú Cultural (Sao Paulo, Bazil), Colección FEMSA, (Puebla, Mexico) among other.