b. 1986 (Florianópolis, Brazil). Visual Artist. Noara Quintana’s artistic practice develops from an interest in the materiality of everyday objects and the relations, both evident, and hidden, that such objects suggest. Working with diverse materials through sculpture and installation, Noara calls attention to the socio-political contexts of the Global South and how diverse communities have been excluded from, or forced to participate within global transactions of exchange. Since 2015, Noara has researched the symbolic properties of concrete and the connotations of modernism that it has acquired in emerging economies like Brazil. Starting from an understanding of concrete as an index of social utopia, Noara’s practice has focused on its perverse flexibility alluding to the growing volatility of social and environmental politics worldwide.