Berna Reale debut in NYC denounces Brazilian social injustice

(New York, USA)

For the first time with a solo exhibition in New York, at Nara Roesler NY, Berna Reale, PIPA 2013 Finalist and PIPA Online 2012 Winner, presents ‘While you Laugh’, a mix of photographs and videos. The show is centered in Bi, a non-binary character created by the artist who is portrayed in a head-to-toe pink bodysuit with enlarged foam breasts and testicles. Bi reflects Brazilian culture, such as funk music, through audiovisual works and social media.

“Through her carefully constructed non-binary character Bi, Reale challenges prejudice and discrimination. Addressing underprivileged and marginalized victims of the violence permeated in daily life, be it physical or psychological, Bi depicts society’s systematic exclusion of the already excluded. Reale’s work is forceful, raw, and blunt, as she exposes in playful but radical ways diverse forms of the injustices inflicted by savage capitalism, police brutality, militias, and hate crimes”, said Claudia Calirman, curator of the exhibition.

From April 25th to June 15th, Berna tries to reflect, through her exhibition, the violence and social injustice that she observes as a forensic expert in the Northeastern of Brazil.

‘While you Laugh’, solo show by Berna Reale
Curated by Claudia Calirman
From April 25th to June 15th, 2019

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