Grazielle Bruscato Portella, Brazil / Portugal
Grazielle (1989) is a Brazilian Art Researcher and Visual Designer, working between drawing and meditation. Informed by French philosophy, Non-dualism theories and Feminist Aesthetics, since 2019, she is a PhD Candidate at the Fine Arts School in the University of Lisbon, under the investigation of slow drawing practices, exploring themes such as contemplation, silence, light and shadow.
Graduated in Visual Design (2011, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), during her professional journey she worked at several Design studios in Brazil and also as an Art Mediator at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. At 21, she started working as a Designer and Producer at Google, leading highly creative and innovative projects. During this period in São Paulo, she also completed her Masters in Digital Design (2016, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), researching tangible interfaces in Art and Design. In 2017, she moved to Paris to work for startup companies, finally landing in Lisbon, where she rediscovered a long-term passion: drawing.
Emerging from a professional practice and academic investigation where she speculated the increasing use of digital media, she currently questions the importance of a contemplative and meditative drawing practice in the paradox of our post-modern and connected world, as a tool to engage into deeper levels of the soul, while developing presence, intuition and empathy.