Maïa Nunes is an Irish-Trinidadian artist and sound healer. Their work interweaves textile-sculptural installation, spoken & written text, sound design & live instrumentation, gesture & movement to create multi-textural and immersive performance environments. Their artistic research explores their dual cultural and ancestral heritage; tracing inter-generational wounds, healing methods, and liberation practices in an ongoing process of re-membering. Their interest in performance-making is rooted in the possibility of crafting new and transient worlds within each performance offering.

Selected showings include; Speech Sounds, VISUAL Carlow (2022), Resonant Frequencies, Migros Museum, Zurich (2022), Live Collision Festival, Project Arts Centre (2022), Silver-Tongued Seas, Jupiter Woods Gallery, London (2021). Maïa Nunes is supported by field:arts, Wicklow Arts Office and the Irish Arts Council. Awards include the 2023 Emma O’Kane Bursary, 2022 Platform 31 Award, and 2021 Irish Arts Council Next Generation Award. Research residencies include; Largo residencias and Bullseye residency, Lisbon (2023), MAKE theatre residency, Ireland (2022), Granderson Labs, Trinidad and Tobago (2020), research fellowship at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco (2017). In 2021 their video-performance work ARIMA purchased by IMMA for their permanent collection.