Allan Weber

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

Brás de Pina, Brazil, 1992
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Represented by Galeria Galatea

PIPA Prize 2023 nominee

Allan Weber was born and lives in the 5 Bocas community, in the North region of Rio de Janeiro. His contact with ‘pixação’ and photography, the latter through skateboarding, aroused his interest in art. Since then, he has worked with photography, objects, and installations. In 2021, he took the course “Formação e Deformação” at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage and opened the 5 Bocas gallery, a place where he organizes actions in the community. Through the title of his first solo exhibition, the artist states that “There is a whole life you don’t know” (2020) – manifesting, then, his interest in summoning the gaze of the other toward a stratum of society that is as stigmatized as it is neglected.

In May 2020, the photo series “We’re in this together is not a tip”, shot during the coronavirus pandemic when he worked as a delivery boy, was the cover of the Zum #20 magazine. The gap between the experience of his work colleagues and that of the customers of the food delivery services is made explicit in it. In the same year, he self-published the photobook that bears the name of his first solo exhibition. Since then, the series “Dance Day” (2021-2022) and “Dealing Art” (2021-2022) stand out in his production. In both, the artist appropriates elements related to the culture and reality of Rio de Janeiro’s slums and gives them new meanings by creating objects, collages, and compositions that recall the constructive tradition in Brazilian art.


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