Alan Oju

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

Santo André, Brazil, 1985
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2023 nominee

Alan Oju holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the Santo André Foundation (2010) followed by a Master’s in Visual Poetics from the School of Communications and Arts – USP (2018). Alan creates interventions, photos, videos, performances, objects, paintings, and installations using cartographic techniques.

Oju spent 2013–14 taking part in the LABMIS Photography Residency at the Museu da Imagem e Som. He received the Artistic Research Scholarship from the Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade in 2014, and in 2015 he presented his first solo exhibition, “Fragmentos,” which was organized by Coletivo Ágata. In cultural institutions such as the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR-RJ), Museu de Arte de Ribeiro Preto (MARP-SP), Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS-SP), Centro Universitário Maria Antonia (SP), and Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (EAC – Uruguay), among others, he took part in multiple group shows. In 2016, he received the Visualidade Nascente – Visual Arts award from the Pro-Rectory of the University of São Paulo. In 2019, he received the “Foto Única” award from the Paranapiacaba Photography Festival. In 2020, he received the Aldir Blanc and Arte Como Respiro – Audiovisual by Itaú Cultural acquisitions awards. In 2021, he received the Iniciativa Cultural prize from the Santo André city hall.

Website: www.alanoju.com
https://www.instagram.com/alanoju/

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