Bruna Alcantara

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

Jacarezinho, Brazil, 1988
Lives and works in Curitiba, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2023 nominee

Bruna Alcantara is a visual artist and journalist. Brazilian, she was born in the city of Jacarezinho, in the northern region of the State of Paraná. After graduating in Journalism in 2010 from PUCPR, she began to work professionally as a visual artist by using her family’s photographic archive as research material, and mainly, by finding in the artistic field the best way to explore the themes of motherhood and the body as a political instrument.

While she was finishing her master’s degree in Portugal, the artist became involved with the local feminist movement, as a woman and an immigrant, a mandatory subject in her work. It is also in street art, through the language of paste-up, which involves image and collage in urban interventions, that Bruna finds one of her main forms of expression. By bringing together the love for storytelling with photography, embroidery, collage, object art, and installation, the artist creates visual works that start from indignation, trauma, and violence and strain the relationship between the public and the private.

Bruna Alcantara has participated in national and international events, such as LambesGoia in Goiania and the Cheap Street Poster Art Festival in Bologna, as well as having had her work in individual and group exhibitions in Curitiba, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and countries like Portugal, Italy, and Lebanon.


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