(this page was last updated in July 2021)
São Paulo, Brazil, 1989.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Represented by Galeria Pilar
PIPA 2021 nominee.
Adriana Moreno was born in São Paulo where she lives and works. Visual artist with a bachelor’s degree from the University of São Paulo (USP), where she currently conducts doctoral research in Visual Poetics. Her research circumscribes the universe of drawing and graphic arts. In general, it starts from images of the scientific and archaeological universe, in an attempt to organize these signs. However, the processes are driven by the contingency of the matters involved, so that this apparent control or planning proposed ends up frustrated by the material itself. The works seek to reflect on the relationship between body and language through drawing, image and the symbolic convention of language.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2021:
With a somewhat cloudy materiality in which complete control of the process cannot be guaranteed, she seeks the meaning of an unstable imprecision to the force of the language. During her training, she undertook an academic exchange at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She participated in the Program of Exhibitions of MARP (Art Museum of Ribeirão Preto), in the exhibition “Trends of the artist’s book in Brazil: 30 years later” at the Centro Cultural São Paulo and of the Contemporary Art Salon Luiz Sacilotto. In 2016, she participated in an artistic residency at the Centro de Artes La Ceiba Gráfica, in Mexico. In 2020, she was awarded Itaú Cultural’s emergency public notice, “Arte como Respiro”. In 2021, she was a finalist in the 1st Marcello Grassmann Award for graphic arts and held her first solo exhibition at Galeria Pilar in São Paulo.
“Pedra, papel, tesoura: monotipias de Adriana Moreno“, 2021. Duration 3’29”