Nayara Leite (b. 1989) is a Brazilian visual artist based in Bergen, Norway, whose practice navigates between the political and the autobiographical. Living abroad has made Nayara, in some ways, more patriotic. Being far away internalised her desire to be closer to Brazil. Not physically, but spiritually. She then found a way of making herself more present and actively involved with the Brazilian LGBTQ+ issues that are so close to her heart by producing a dark and often unbearable portrayal of the oppressive reality in which this community lives in her home country.
2018-2020 - MA Fine Art, Kunstakademiet – Institutt for Samtidskunst, University of Bergen, Norway
2016-2017 - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, UK
2007-2011 - BA Social Communication - Advertising, Universidade De Fortaleza, Brazil
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