As an initiative to promote the development of artistic practices and to support the production of new works, the PIPA Institute since 2016 has acquired works from participating artists in the Prize. Among them, Luiza Baldan, Arjan Martins, Luiz D’Orey, Bárbara Wagner, Sofia Borges, among other names, are part of our collection. This year eight works by Aleta Valente were selected by our curator Luiz Camillo Osorio and acquired by the Institute. In addition to the acquisitions and commissions made in the last four years, there are also donated works purchased since the first edition of the Prize.
Aleta Valente is represented by the gallery A Gentil Carioca, in Rio de Janeiro, and was nominated for PIPA 2017 and 2019. The artist was born in Bangu and became known for the page she manages on Instagram, Ex-miss Febem. On the platform, in which she has been active since 2015, the artist publishes self-representation pictures. She criticizes the ‘apartheid’ of the suburb in Rio with noble parts of the city, besides the objectification of the female body, in addition to other social topics. The images were produced by her cell phone, the only equipment the artist had access to when she started the work.
See Aleta’s works below or on the PIPA Institute website and listen to the interview with the artist on our podcast Artifício (the audio is in Portuguese).