Muha Bazilia. (Submitted photo)
Muha Bazilia. (Submitted photo)
Brazilian artist Muha Bazilia will present “Reflection on Art, Representation, and Black Militancy” Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Olin 102 on the Luther College campus.

The event is part of Luther’s recognition of Black History Month.

About Muha Bazilia
Art has been part of Muha’s life since he was seven years old, when he started studying drawing painting. He debuted as a painter with his 2014 series called Odara, paying homage to the beauty of black women in Brazil.

In his work the turbans, twists and wiry hair reveal the artist’s sensibility for an aesthetic full of references to an African heritage.

Bazilia currently lives in Princeton, N.J., where he is researching cultural expressions and black history, as well as working on works related to architecture.
Muha Bazila has a degree in architecture from the University of Brasília. The young artist was the first Brazilian to present his work in the Art Freedom festival in Paris, France (2014).

He has also participated in the Brazil/NYU Solidarity Salon in New York (2016), and showed his work in the Feira Preta in São Paulo, Brazil. Bazila had his work showcased in an individual exhibit at Livraria Cultura in Brasília, Brazil (2014).
In Brasília he also showed his art in various art shows and exhibits, including Onda Anda Onda, Negras Vidas, Das Raízes às Pontas, and Feira 102- Novos Talentos.