Mexa was created in 2015 after episodes of gender violence in some shelter homes in São Paulo. Since its genesis, the collective explores and debates the distances and proximities between the street and the museum, life and art, politics and aesthetics through improvisational strategies and collective creation. The group presented in various venues and festivals, such as the 14th VERBO (2018), the 11th and 13th Sesc Biennial of Dance (2019 and 2021), the 6th Mostra Internacional de Teatro (2020), Panorama Raft Festival (2021), Arte Passagem (2022) and Mamba Negra Festival (2022). They also participated in the exhibitions Dance Stories (Museum of Art of São Paulo, 2020), Somos muit+s (Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 2021), Começo de século (Galeria Jaqueline Martins, 2021). In 2019, Mexa received the Denilto Gomes de Dança Award in the category “visions of black and gender aesthetics”. Since 2016, MEXA is a resident group of Casa do Povo. 

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