Rosana Paulino is a native of São Paulo, Brazil. She completed the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program at the University of São Paulo in 2008. During her fellowship, she published the following statement regarding her work.
As a black woman myself, I question my role within a society that has suffered through slavery. It’s very important to me. My intention is to investigate the marks that slavery planted on the black female body and soul, and on Brazilian society.
In 2012, Paulino participated in the project AFRO: Black Identity in America and Brazil at Tamarind, and produced four lithographs that address the complexities of racial identity.