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Luiza Prado




About —

    Luiza Prado research that involves sexuality and trauma, mental problems and memorie. Its proposal is to reprocess and desensitize traumas and memories and their neural rescue through art linked to other disciplines, such as technology, physics, neuroscience and psychiatry.

— Effigies - Mortuary Portraits // LUIZA PRADO // Transdisciplinary Artist

7 Disorders

2010 - actual / Research, Photography, Video Art, Drawing, Painting by Luiza Prado

    This is a procedural work of my relationship with my “psychological disturbances” and especially with my treatment.

I was diagnosed initially with teenage depression and psychosis officially in 2016, specifically as schizoaffective (cyclic schizophrenia) but I already had diagnoses like bipolarity and bourderline, I always had outbreaks, but initially, my first psychotic outbreak considered advanced to the point of significant cognitive loss, was when I was invited to the psychiatric hospital in Berlin.

In my family, on both sides I have kinship with people with psychosis and other diseases, I also had a neglected childhood and use of alcohol and drugs precocious.
My diagnoses varied in schizoaffective disorder, borderline and bipolarity, and the side effects of the remedies were convulsions, more intense panic than usual, memory loss, electricity and parkinsonism.

This work began during this outbreak and when I actually started a treatment, which I still consider questionable as much as madness, but as always, my only and best way of verbalizing what happened was through art, as I continue in treatment, still having sudden outbreaks, it will continue until I am healed.

Side Effects Parkinsonism - Video Performance

This performance was performed while taking an antipsychotic that caused the effect of parksionism. This effect made it impossible for me to take daily actions.

Nado Livre

Performance Art

Freestyle is a performance about disfellowshipping.


Tumor Militar

First Noise EP

Tumor Militar is my first noise ep, it is a compilation of recordings of psychotic outbreaks (I left everything being recorded because I did not know what was happening and wanted my family to know what I was going through, in case I committed suicide) that I later used to do the sound. I used it because I had difficulties in performing linear artistic activities so I started using all the material I had in my hands.

Internas & Diário de uma Psicótica


During this process I made two blogs, Internas and Diário de uma Psicótica (only in Portuguese)

Internas is a poetry blog, reposted in the medium and has poetry written since 2008/2010. Diary of a psychotic are publications from my point of view on situations that I went through and are texts written from 2016.

Seja Paciente


During the year 2020 start a podcast Seja Paciente to talk about mental health, decolonization of the mental health system, psychosis and art, but only in Portuguese.