Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Deise Faria Nunes (1974) is an artist-researcher with a special interest in performance, rituals and audiovisual. She is a PhD fellow in the Theatre in Context program at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder, Norway, and a documentary film student at Kino-Doc, in Lisbon. Based in the Nordic countries for over 20 years, Nunes has been working since 2004 as a performance artist, dramaturge, artistic producer and writer. She has collaborated among others with ACTS -Laboratory for Performance Practices as co-founder, Nordic Black Theatre, Odin Teatret (Denmark), Office for Contemporary Art-OCA, Oslo Biennale and Black Box Teater. She contributed as co-author in the historical anthology New Daughters of Africa (London: Myriad Editions, 2019), edited by Margaret Busby. She was the head of the National Theatre Committee at the Arts Council Norway and a member of the Nordic Culture Fund’s performing arts committee. Since 2017, Nunes has been working with a focus on research, production and dissemination of black women’s activities in the arts and culture.