Liah Ribeiro is a Brazilian intersex artivist. His work Clitopênis detail n.1 is part of GATE’s INTERSTATES-OF-THE-ART digital exhibition for Intersex Day of Awareness 2022.
Liah Ribeiro is a multidisciplinary artist, art producer, trans and intersex. Graduated in visual arts from the University of Campinas, has been working in gender and sexuality studies within the field of visual arts for the last 5 years. He has been to art salons, group exhibitions and traveling shows.
Liah Ribeiro, Clitopênis detail n.1, acrylic on canvas, 2020
The painting “Clitopenis” consists of a series of works that composed the artist’s final course work at the State University of Campinas. The course conclusion work was an investigation on the sexuality of transsexual and intersex bodies, from a gender and sexuality perspective based on the books by author Paul Preciado. The painting in question depicts an illusory ambiguous genitalia, as it depicts semen coming out of the end of the genitalia, which we know is not the case with ambiguous genitalia of this nature. Therefore, the work also brings an ode to the multiple possibilities of genitalia, beyond the binary, cisgender and endosex idea of sexuality. The work also brings up questions that evoke the countersexuality proposed by author Paul Preciado, in which new genitalia and ways of experiencing sexuality are possible through biohacking, which is already done naturally in intersex bodies.
Liah Ribeiro, Vocês Juram Que Sexo Trans Se Resume. A Cintaralha, acrylic on canvas, 2020
Liah Ribeiro, ajoelhando pra chupar elu, acrylic on canvas, 2020