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Vinicius Xavier has a degree in social communication and a postgraduate degree in anthropology. He is a collector of popular art and Brazilian popular music vinyls. Author photographer since 2003, his visual discourse proposes an enchantment of Afro-Brazilian popular culture.
Vinicius Xavier was a finalist for the Pierre Verger National Photography Award in 2016 and 2017. He has participated in various festivals, such as the Paraty in Focus Festival in 2015 and the 10th Tiradentes Photography Festival in 2020. In 2017, he signed a photographic report for the book Nós, Os Tincoãs.
Approach and works on display
Nego Fugido (2011-2022)
Nego Fugido is a popular manifestation of the quilombola (descendants of slaves) fishing community in Santo Amaro da Purificação (Bahia). For more than a century, this performance has recounted the epic story of the black slaves who defeated the king of Portugal in a battle and demanded a letter of freedom from him: a historical reparation that re-establishes the black community as the main protagonist of the abolition of slavery.
Vinicius Xavier’s series documents this re-enactment, which takes place in July alongside other celebrations related to the history of the quilombolas. These represent fundamental symbolic elements in the identification of the Recôncavo Baiano as a place historically marked by the enslavement of African populations.