1991, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Lives and Works in Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Visual artist, writer and playwright. He develops his artistic and literary practice based on textual creations that involve fiction, performative propositions – which the artist calls scenes – and installations in dialogue with power systems, institutional criticism, oppressive relations, healing scenarios, subjective rescues and social violence repressed. Yhuri Cruz uses aspects of collective and individual memory, comprising the category of memory linked to frights and intimate hauntings, like ghosts that cross time and space and build canonical and dissident forms of subjectivities and sociability. His most recent plastic and performative productions tend to relate to monuments, fables, performativity of words and stone sculptures. Cruz was nominated for the PIPA Prize in 2019 and, in the same year, performs “Pretofagia”, his first solo show at the Centro Municipal de Artes Hélio Oiticica – Rio de Janeiro/RJ. In 2019, he won the Reynaldo Roels Prize with the public installation “O Cavalo é Levante: Monument to Oxalá and the workers”. He has his works in public and private collections.