Yhuri Cruz

Yhuri Cruz (1991) was born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, where he lives and works. He is a visual artist, writer and playwright. Cruz develops his creative practice from fictional performative propositions—which the artist calls scenes—and installations. In his work, he deals with themes related to collective and individual memory, systems of power, institutional criticism, relations of oppression, healing scenarios, subjective rescues and repressed social violence. He was nominated for the PIPA Award in 2019. In the same year, he held Pretofagia, his first solo exhibition at the Hélio Oiticica Municipal Arts Center-Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Cruz won the IV Reynaldo Roels Jr. Prize with the project O Cavalo é Levante (Monumento à Oxalá and axs Trabalhadores); participated in the X International Biennial of Art Siart Bolivia-Los orígenes de la noche (2018). His most prominent published texts are Pretofagia: um ensaio-cena em 4 atos (2019) and Poesia Fugitiva (2020).