"Se o mar tivesse varandas #4", 2017

Aline Motta

(this page was last updated in July 2024)

Niterói, Brazil, 1974.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2022 and 2024 nominee
PIPA Prize 2024 Awarded Artist.

She combines different techniques and artistic practices in her work, such as photography, video, installation, performance and collage. Critically, her works reconfigure memories, especially Afro-Atlantic ones, and construct new narratives that invoke a non-linear idea of time.

She was awarded the Rumos Itaú Cultural Programme 2015/2016, the ZUM Photography Grant from the Moreira Salles Institute 2018 and the 7th Marcantonio Vilaça National Industry Award 2019. She has recently taken part in important exhibitions such as “Feminist Histories, artists after 2000” – MASP, “Afro-Atlantic Histories” – MASP/Tomie Ohtake, “Cuando cambia el mundo” – Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina and “Pensar tudo de nuevo” – Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France. She opened her solo exhibition “Aline Motta: memory, travelling and water” at MAR/Museu de Arte do Rio in 2020. In 2021 she exhibited her video works at the New Museum (NY) in the “Screen Series” programme. In 2022, she launched her first book “A água é uma máquina do tempo” (Water is a time machine) by Fósforo and Luna Parque Edições (finalist for the Jabuti literary prize), opened a solo exhibition in the atrium of Sesc Belenzinho and in the video room of MASP. In 2023, she exhibited at the 15th Sharjah Biennial (UAE), at the MoMA Museum of Modern Art (NY) in “Chosen Memories: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift and Beyond” and at the 35th São Paulo Art Biennial.)

Website: www.alinemotta.com

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