Panmela Castro

Panmela Castro
  • President
    Rede Nami

Bachelor's in Fine Arts, School of Fine Arts, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro; MA candidate, State Univ. of Rio de Janeiro. Activist artist whose social policy work, primarily focused on gender equality, provides the core inspiration for the content of her provocative paintings. Work challenges patriarchal notions of public space as related to sexism, sexuality, subjectivity and power relations. Has worked with organizations such as the Organization Of American States (OAS), the German Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Founder and President, Rede Nami. Recipient of awards incl. Hutúz Graffiti Artist of the Decade, DVF Awards and Vital Voices Global Leadership Award for human rights. Nominated one of the 150 women that are shaking the world, Newsweek magazine (2012).