Renata Carvalho Barreto
PhD Student
Critical Media Practices

Renata Carvalho Barreto is an artist and historian Her work as an experimental filmmaker concerns the rewriting of the audiovisual archive, with an emphasis in Latin American and African records. As a historian, she reflects upon the fabrications of power that permit the existence of a linear hegemonic historiography. Framed by Decolonial praxis, Africana theory, critical race theory and theory of history, her artwork is poetic, critical, and engaged. She holds a BA in History (University of Brasília/Brasil) and an MFA in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee). She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Critical Media Practices at the University of Colorado Boulder.