As a young girl, Regina Parra got it into her head that she really wanted to be an artist. Her father worked in technology and her mother was a housewife, both were reluctant, but nothing would make that young woman change her mind. At the age of 11, she started taking painting classes and dedicating herself to the craft she wanted to have for the rest of her life. Later, she started studying Visual Arts, but left the course to dedicate herself to performing arts, where she stayed for three years in the courses taught by Antunes Filho at the Theater Research Center (CPT).

Parra's trajectory with the arts of the body is very evident in her history, considering that soon after the CPT, she returned to studying visual arts, starting at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and later graduating with a bachelor's degree at the Armando Álvares Foundation. Hairstyle, in São Paulo.

Since her formation, Regina maintains a routine attendance at collective and individual exhibitions. In 2019 alone, she participated in seven group shows and two solo shows. One of these solo shows is titled I stand up, presented at the Marcos Amaro Art Factory (FAMA), in Itu. The result of a public notice of occupation launched by the institution, it has been on display since December 17 and will be maintained until March 9.

The exhibition's title comes from a poem by the American Maya Angelou, which also gave rise to the name of the show that Sônia Gomes presents at MASP and at Casa de Vidro. The coincidence happens at a time when the writings of Angelou, who died in 2014, are beginning to have a strong presence in intersectional gender discussions in Brazil.

Watch the performance video lewd, held at the opening of the show in December.

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