Born in 1982, Jonathas de Andrade lives and works in Brazil. His practice, which uses video, photography, and installation, is rooted in literature, politics, and anthropology. Jonathas de Andrade addresses the history and amnesia of Brazilian society. The artist looks at the paradoxes of modernist utopias, heirs to European colonisation, and how they conflict with more local traditions and beliefs. The artist’s work on memory involves combining and classifying images, texts, and life stories to form a personal narrative of the past. He explores subjects such as oppression and resistance, especially relating to Brazil and Latin America as a whole. Jonathas de Andrade represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale in 2022.