Thiago Rocha Pitta

Nominated artist for PIPA 2010 and PIPA 2011, and finalist in PIPA 2012.

Born in Tiradentes- MG, 1980. Lives and works in São Paulo.

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

About the artist

Represented by: Millan, A Gentil Carioca e Andersen’s comtemporary.

He begins to show his works in 2001, with outdoor interventions. From the beginning his work seeks an intimate relationship with nature. You could say that in his work, nature is a kind of co-author . This is evident in works such as Homage to William Turner, a video from a small boat on fire, or in the mirror/platform built on a cliff , where the public is invited to walk on the reflection of the sky.The artist also has a large production of paintings and watercolors, always searching in the language the poetics states for the matter and its mutation.

Thiago Rocha Pitta grows in the historic town of Tiradentes and moved, as a teenager to the mountain city of Petrópolis, in Rio de Janeiro. He has moved to Rio in 1999, where he studied Fine Arts at UFRJ, but did not complete the course. He studied Philosophy and Aesthetics in open courses. In 2004 he was awrded with the CNI SESI Marcantônio Vilaça Prize. He participated in the 5° Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, RS, 2005. He has been exhibiting his work in several cities around the world.

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