Cibelle Cavalli Bastos: I Am Hungry
07 - 16 Dezember, 2017
We are delighted to announce a series of events that will conclude the Berlin-residency of the multimedia artist and researcher, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos at Berlin-based organisation Agora Collective in the framework of the experimental platform ‘I am Hungry’.

This edition of I am Hungry under the title [{"CIBELLE"(CAVALLI}BASTOS )] is a co-production between Import Projects e.V . and Agora Collective e.V. and is funded by CAPP -Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme.

Import Projects and Agora Collective worked with the artist Cibelle Cavalli Bastos to explore ‘deprogramming’, working on present and past aspects of self.

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos is occupied by constant self-reflective research into identity constructs and modes of ‘deprogramming’. During this 6-month Berlin residency at Agora Collective's studio space, the non-binary artist were placed into situations for auto-observation and have undergone daily self-analysis, confrontations with fragments from previous lives and residues of the self(selves).

The artist has been documenting the process, using instastories and live broadcasts via the @cibellecibelle account, a mirror aevetar or a closedloop reflection; what the artist calls ‘non-performance’ or ‘deprogramming’.

Cibelle uses this process to make sense of “malware” as a metaphor for our accretion of received prejudices. Cavalli Bastos states: “We function like some sort of computer that ends up getting a lot of malware installed without realising. Racism, sexism, classism: that’s all malware. We learn that shit and we need to get it out of our system. We need to deprogram.”

The ongoing ‘non-performance’ piece #aevtarperform started on January 2nd 2017, the artist’s birthday, and has, of yet, no date of conclusion. For this series of events of I AM HUNGRY, Cibelle has brought together mementos of their latest ‘deprogramming’ process.

Follow live broadcasts via the @cibellecibelle instagram account for insight into this process or using the dedicated hashtags

#deprogram #unlearn #closedloop #ævtarperform #aevtarperform
7 December, 7-10pm
On Thursday 7th of December I AM HUNGRY will open at Import Projects with an immersive installation and an all night performance by Cibelle and the indescribable Oozing Gloop.

11th December, 7-10pm
Artist Talk + Performance ´Debinarise` + Conversation with Raphael Dernbach and Max Dax at Import Projects. In addition, on Monday 11th of December at Import Projects Cibelle will be hosting a Workshop on ‘de-binarisation’, identity-constructs and multi-selves. The workshop will be followed by a conversation with the philosopher Raphael Dernbach and journalist and critic Max Dax.

15th December, from 7pm by Invitation
#aevtarperform #timeloop II perfomance + dinner organised by Bon Bock at Import Projects.

15 December
On Friday 15th of December , the artist will perform #aevatarperform which will be followed by a dinner organised by Bon Bock’s founder Mark Andre Pennock. The menu will bring into play the multi faceted as explored by Cibelle in ‘their’ artistic approach. To reserve please email

16th December, from 10pm
(Pelvic) Party at Agora Collective, Rollberg, Am Südhaus 2, 12053 Berlin. This series of events will end on Saturday 16th of December at the space of Agora Collective. Cibelle will curate a night of music and performance. The artist will bring together artists and friends interested in similar themes to celebrate ‘their’ six-month cycle of the residency programme. Line-Up: Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Isabel Lewis, Negroma, Egon Elliot and Shaun Bass.
About Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
*Born in 1978, São Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works between London, Berlin and São Paulo.

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos received an MA in Painting from Royal College of Art. ‘Their’ practice is conceptual and interdisciplinary and involves performance, sound art, sculpture, video, painting and installation. Cibelle Cavalli Bastos´ work deals with deconstruction and formation of identities and ways our multi-selves interact with one another and our surroundings, as well as researching and devising ‘nano-political’ strategies for ‘deprogramming’ and uninstalling societal ‘malware’. The artist has released four music albums and has performed and presented work in Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), Miami Art Basel, Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center Havana, 28th São Paulo Biennial among others. The artist has recently held a deprogramming lecture-workshop at Post-Cyber Feminist Week at ICA London.

This platform, originally inaugurated by Caique Tizzi from Agora Collective, is dedicated to researching and experimenting with ways of creating and presenting artistic collaborations. Starting as a culinary project to become an interdisciplinary platform , I am Hungry seeks to support original concepts. In this edition of I am Hungry especially, the idea moves beyond food, nourishing new ways of making and experiencing art. Through experimental formats, performances, exhibitions, themed dinners as well as an educational programme, I am Hungry creates immersive environments, directed-experiences and occasions for collective encounters as a tool to unite people and their practices.

About Agora Collective
Agora Collective is a Berlin-based collective with the mission to create a prototype of a sustainable community. Founded in June of 2011 in Berlin Neukölln, the collective reflects on alternative models for artistic, cultural, and social production today. Agora hosts people and projects from various fields, creating formats of interaction and methodologies of work based on a philosophy that reflects the values of our community: diversity, self-organisation, and social ties. Agora is dedicated to serving collaborative practices and process-oriented projects, acting as a catalyst for multi-disciplinary projects conducted in its physical location in Berlin, as well as internationally. Agora’s focus has ranged from food events, organising co-working spaces, hosting event series, workshops as well as programming visual and performing arts events across multiple platforms including I am Hungry, AFFECT, and Everything Under the Sun, amongst others. Since October 2016, the collective has moved its artistic community to a new space in Neukölln, a 1000 square meters space used for the production and presentation of its diverse program. Since 2015, Agora Collective e.V. became a member of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), co-funded by Creative Europe. Agora has also been supported by international funding bodies such as Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point to develop its artistic and educational activities.