Uýra Sodoma

Emerson [alias Uýra Sodoma] (Santarém, Brazil, 1991) is an indigenous performer, biologist, and educator from Manaus, an industrial territory in the middle of the Central Amazon. Uýra Sodoma is an alter-ego Emerson has embraced since his childhood spent in a village in Pará around a stream with clean water and forest. It is an organic and spiritual entity fostering the recovery of the rivers, the fertility of the soil, and the rich diversity of plant life nowadays at risk.Uýra Sodoma’s photo and lecture performances have been presented internationally at Manifesta 14, Prishtina (2022); 34th São Paulo Biennial (2021); Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin (2021); Barbican Centre, London (2021), amongst others.