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Isabella Meirelles Correia Pena


Radio Art Residency/Sound Artist

Isabella Meirelles Correia Pena aka BELLA is a sound artist based in São Paulo that produces radio art, installations, performances, compositions, soundtracks and videos. She investigates the physical and magical aspects of sound and light and explores boundaries between the listening, the imperceptible and the matter. In her practice, also builds her own electronics and facilites workshops.

Her works have been presented at Bienal de Arte Digital, Festival Novas Frequências, Centro Cultural La Revoltosa (PER), Radio Tsonami (CL), Cashmere Radio (DE), Sonic Matter Festival (CH) and more. International residencies: City as a Forest - Museum of Tomorrow, Amplify - Oi Futuro, One Beat Virtual, CTM Music Makers Hacklab (Berlin), Binaural/Nodar (PT), Lo Spazio Poschiavo (CH). She completed her postgraduate studies in Creative Processes in Music/Sonology at the USP - University of São Paulo.  

In 2015, she co-created and took part of meteoro, a project that gathered together women and non- binary people from sound arts in Rio de Janeiro. In 2022, conceived SO(Ñ)AR, uniting Latin american women to create compositions guided by dreams and it was supported by Ibermúsicas.

In 2023 she will be a fellow of the Radio Art Residency at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

Contributions by BELLA