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Claudio Pestana (Portugal, 1974) is an interdisciplinary artist working in a wide range of media including ceramics, drawing, installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, sound, text, and video. In their practice Pestana explores identity, history, mythology, nature, and place. Strongly influenced by philosophy and queer theory, and interested in the politics of memory, Pestana creates work queering the body, places and events, whilst constructing a new narrative for alternative ways of being. In Pestana’s work, otherness proudly takes centre stage, challenging how non-conforming beings have been marginalised and denigrated in dominant narratives across the globe.

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