Bianca Hisse (b. 1994) is a Brazilian artist based in Norway. Drawing on a continuous movement between visual arts and dance, her practice delves into language twists and movement flows to investigate how today’s societies are choreographed. She grew up in São Paulo, in a family whose displacement from Lebanon to Brazil is a recurring inspiration to her work. Fast-paced monologues, actions in public space, ironic manifestos, industrial materiality and other elements common to urban contexts are central in her process, and normally employed to question current politics of circulation and the complex movement dynamics we are part of. Through diagrams, performances and textual installations, Bianca asks if artistic practices can unleash unexpected approaches to what words can do – and to how our structures are moving.
She has exhibited and developed projects at São Paulo Culture Center - CCSP, Sofia Performance Art Festival (Bulgaria), Performance Art Bergen, Tromsø Kunstforening, Small Projects, PRAKSIS Oslo and Kunstnernes Hus. She was selected by Platform Nord to participate in an international joint working program with UK Young Artists, in which she exhibited at UKYA City Takeover in Nottingham, and the Festival for Young Nordic Contemporary Art in Kristiansand (2019). Most recently, she was a resident with Københavns Internationale Teater in Copenhagen.
Among her grants and awards are the BKH Kunststudentstipend (Norway), São Paulo Culture Center Award -1st Videodance Exhibition (2015), and more recently the Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter 2019 Grant for Art in public space, in which Bianca will continue her latest performance piece Fight fire with fire and exhibit in venues around Northern Norway in 2020, including the Sámi Center for Contemporary Art and AltaKunstforening.
She holds a Master in Fine Arts from Kunstakademiet in Tromsø (2019) and a Bachelor in Performing Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2016).
Artist webpage, instagram and interview links.
Links to Masks Cash Apps and Fight Fire With Fire videos.