Licida Vidal is a visual artist brought up among the mountains of the Vale do Paraíba (SP). Now living on the border between forest and city, the artist traces her research away from the urban environment, investigating the conflicting relationship between human and nature, the colonization of landscapes and the vulnerability of bodies and territories.
Through performative actions, photography, video, and installations, her research crosses questions about the feminine gender and nature. The practice of ceramics, inseparable from her research, first led her to sculpture. Her daily life with this fertile material, clay, led her to seek other, more fluid languages, following a desire to reveal the liquid part of the earth.
In her work, clay and water are still the main materials. They have a symbolic charge within the debate about interdependence, scale, territories, diversity, and coexistence in the process of the collapse of the fossil fuel era.
The artist has participated in other artist residency programs besides Luis Maluf being: Parceria Vozes Agudas, Ateliê 397 and Usina da Arte. She is also a member of Coletivo Vozes Agudas, a group of studies and interventions with feminist emphasis, together with Ateliê397. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at SESC and in Visual Arts Salons.