Dirnei Prates

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1965.
Lives and works in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

PIPA 2012 nominee.

Prates works with photography and video, utilising images appropriated from newspapers and old films as well as personal photographs and images. The artist graduated with a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2003 and has since participated in courses and workshops with other artists. Since 2006, Prates has been a member of the collective “Cine Água” with the artist Nelton Pellenz. The collective puts on exhibitions and works as a trustee of film shows. Prates had the following individual shows: “Paisagens Populares” in the photography division of Cultural Centre São Paulo and “Fotografias Recentes” at Gallery Virgílio Calegari (Porto Alegre), both in 2012, and “Ficções Apropriadas” at the Pinacoteca of Feevale (Novo Hamburgo) in 2009. The artist has recently participated in the following group exhibitions: “Cinema do Acaso” at Museum Victor Meirelles (Florianópolis), the 11th National Arts Salon of Jataí at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Jataí, “Alien: Manifestações do Disforme” at the Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre), and “Cromomuseu: Post Pictorialism in the Museological Conex”, also at the Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre). Recent awards include Açorianos of Visual Arts of Porto Alegre in 2012 and the Brazil Photography Award in 2013.

Website: cineagua.blogspot.com

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