Meet Hanayrá Negreiros

Hanayrá Negreiros is a fashion researcher and curator, who’s studying for a PhD in History at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). She holds a master’s degree in Religious Science from the same institution and a bachelor’s degree in Fashion from the Anhembi Morumbi University (UAM). Her research focuses on the history of dressing and fashion in the African diaspora in Brazil, with a special interest in curatorial practices, photography, religiosity and family memories. She has experience in the areas of education, arts, museums and fashion studies, working mainly on topics of fashion and clothing, art history and Afro-Brazilian cultures.
Hanayrá is the very first candidate awarded for The PIPA Foundation’s Residency for Early Career Curators, to take place in London in the summer of 2024. The Residency is a new initiative created by The PIPA Foundation in partnership with the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) – Chelsea College of Arts at the University of the Arts London (UAL), and focuses on enabling young curators to research and develop new perspectives and critical thinking, encouraging cultural exchange between Brazil and the UK. Her innovative approach, creativity, and commitment to advancing the curatorial field impressed the selection committee. and the quality of her project aligns perfectly with the goals of this opportunity. The PIPA Foundation’s members believe that this experience will not only provide valuable insights for Hanayrá, but also contribute significantly to the cross-cultural dialogue and enrichment of the curatorial landscape.