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Marilene Ribeiro

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Personal profile

Overview

Marilene Ribeiro is an award-winning visual artist and researcher from Brazil. Her practice is focused on interdisciplinary endeavours, bringing together photography, video, intervention and collaboration, with a special interest in the political agency of photography and in the role of image-based media in society. Her projects tackle the environmental and the Human Rights agendas, from a decolonial perspective from the Global South.

Marilene Ribeiro is an award-winning visual artist and researcher from Brazil. Her practice is focused on interdisciplinary endeavours, bringing together photography, video, intervention and collaboration, with a special interest in the political agency of photography and in the role of image-based media in society. Her projects tackle the environmental and the Human Rights agendas, from a decolonial perspective from the Global South.

She holds a PhD in Creative Arts awarded by the University for the Creative Arts/UK, and was trained by Magnum Photos and the Central Saint Martins of the University of the Arts London/UK. Articles featuring Ribeiro’s work have been published on LensCulture, Photoworks, VIST Projects, Viens Voir, RPS Contemporary Photography, The Royal Photographic Society Journal, PhMuseum, amongst others. Works exhibited as solo and group shows in the Americas, Asia and Europe. She is a member of Foto Féminas and Women Photograph, and collaborator of Fast Forward: Women in Photography and the Latin America Bureau.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Dead Water - a photography-based inquiry on the impact of dams in Brazil, University for the Creative Arts

1 Oct 201431 Oct 2018

Award Date: 12 Jan 2019

Master in Science, Sobrevivencia pós-fogo de Miconia stenostachya DC; (Melastomataceae) em campo sujo, Serra do Cipo - MG, Brasil e seu potencial uso em restauração de áreas degradadas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

1 Mar 200412 Dec 2007

Award Date: 12 Dec 2007

External positions

Associate Fellow - Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, University of Brighton

1 Oct 202031 Dec 2026

Areas of expertise

  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Creative Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Applied Arts Practices
  • TR Photography
  • Photography
  • Image-making
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Applied Ecology
  • Political Ecology

Keywords

  • political ecology
  • creative arts
  • photography
  • collaboration
  • Ecology
  • Rights of Nature
  • Human Rights
  • applied art practices