Matheus Rocha Pitta

Tiradentes, MG, 1980.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

PIPA 2012 finalist.
PIPA 2011 and 2013 nominee.


Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011.


About the artist

In a short period of time and through various projects, Matheus Rocha Pitta cemented interests and strategies allowing us to identify, in a work that deepens with each new piece, critical statement on the exchange mechanisms that govern the common life. The artist is moved, in particular, by a willingness to explore and expose the commodity – something that any human labor produces and for which there is clear desire for possession – as an index of paradoxes that contain or engender such exchanges. Without appealing to discursive statements of disciplines that take commodity under frequent investigation (economics, philosophy, politics), articulates objects and images that he makes up to generate knowledge that will not fit in those fields of study. In 2011 the artist participated in the group show Rendez Vous at the Institut d’Art Contemporain of Lyon and held the individual Provisional Heritage in Sprovieri, London, UK. He was also the recipient of the 1st place in I Itamaraty Award for Contemporary Art. In 2012 presented solo exhibitions in the Imperial Palace, Rio de Janeiro and Fondazione Volume!, Rome.

Article at Artforum Summer 2011 : www.artforum.com

Represented by: Sprovieri.

Website: http://www.sprovieri.com/artists/matheus-rocha-pitta/

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