Date of Award
B.A. with honors
Program of Study
This paper is an analysis on the graffiti artist Panmela Castro and her murals in Brazil and around the world. My thesis emphasizes the importance of feminist subject matter for graffiti art in Brazil, as well as its impact on the public sphere. The paper is separated into four sections: “Formative Years,” describing her biography and the development of her works; “Interaction with the City,” analyzing the interaction between graffiti and the urban environment, and using that discussion as a frame to contextualize Castro’s work; “Feminist Imagery and Ideology,” examining some of her concurrent themes and imageries; and finally “Transnational Influence and Practice,” presenting her international work as part of a transnational feminist agenda. This paper is a contribution to Latin American, Feminist and Street Art studies.
Chu Ferri, Giulia, "Panmela Castro: Feminism in Brazilian Graffiti Art" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.
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