Ode is the definition of a 21st century multi-hyphenate. A curator, writer, stylist, and even film director, she frequently works on a wide variety of multi-disciplinary projects. In 2021, for example, not only did she release her film Restituição—an unpacking of the emotional and transformative journey of travestis, a South American gender identity—on SHOWstudio, she also curated Notes on Travecacceleration at Lux, London.
The artist’s first ever institutional exhibition, Notes on Travecacceleration featured sound and moving-image works by seven of her Black, trans peers from Brazil, as well as her own self-directed film created in collaboration with Ikaro Cavalcante and Joaquim Ramalho. With the same name as the exhibition itself, “the video was supposed to act as the curatorial text for the show, and to offer context to visitors in a more dynamic way than just printing information on a sheet of paper,” says Ode, adding that she recently gave a lecture about the work at SP-Arte, the biggest art fair in Latin America.
Outside of the visual art sphere, Ode has worked extensively across fashion and music: she directed art and styling for multidisciplinary artist Ventura Profana’s concert Mais Que Abundante at Pivô art center in São Paulo, and designed an album cover for Céu, one of the most exciting singers in the Brazilian music scene.