©2017 by @ArtBySemente.

about: Semente

Semente is a visual artist, writer, poet, teacher, capoeirista, playwright, model, dancer, + performer originally from São Paulo, Brazil.

Semente received a B.A from Brandeis University with double majors in International and Global studies and African and Afro-American Studies, and double minors in Latin American and Latino Studies, and Women and Gender Studies in 2015.

In 2017, they completed an M.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

Semente has completed a 200-hour Trauma-Informed-Healing-Centered Community Yoga certification through The Amala Foundation.

Semente is currently:

completing their PhD in African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

Semente is also a Collective Member at Treasure City Thrift.


about: the Work

the tools.


"the canvas" is a space for centering + creating; the meeting of stillness + communication for the artist and the witnesses.

custom artwork available upon request.

performance provides ways to expand beyond the limitations of what our own daily lives can offer us.

performances/collaborations available upon request.

movement arts

movement orchestrates the flow of energies in, out and through the body providing realignment, release + healing.

Semente has been training capoeira with Capoeira Luanda since 2016, dances with Kinetic Vogue + has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and will soon begin teaching.

creating engaging written work + facilitating access to literary education for all, especially communities of color, is a goal of this work through:

mindfulness is the process of increasing awareness for one's present moment + is a central tool utilized in all elements of this work.