Iah Bahia

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1993
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PIPA Prize 2024 nominee

She works with different materialities, seeking form through experimentation, process and abstraction. iah develops his practice-research based on the observation of the inhabited space and its transdisciplinary relationship with fabric material, waste material, paper material and other compositional and transitory elements. Her works highlight tensions and conflicts between matter, form, textures and chromatic planes based on imaginative and procedural propositions, calling for the rearrangement of cartensian and pollinating matrices into ecosystemic poetics.


Having started her artistic studies in free courses at the Spectaculu School of Arts and the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, she graduated from the technical course in Fashion Design at Anhanguera and graduated in Sculpture at the School of Fine Arts at UFRJ. As a selected artist, she was present at Elã, a training residency at Galpão Bela Maré (2022), and in the residency program at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (2020). She participated in the group show “Life overflowing and the drawings of the world” at Solar dos Abacaxis (2023) and was part of the 33rd edition of the exhibition program at the Centro Cultural de São Paulo (2024).

Website: instagram.com/iahbahia

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