Antonia Dias Leite

(this page was last updated in September 2023)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1980.
Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and New York, USA.

PIPA 2012 nominee.

Within strange scenarios of ambiguous forms, her work explores themes related to cience, symbolism and cultural critique.

Dias Leite studied Social Sciences and Philosophy in Rio in the late 90s; moving to New York in 2001, she graduated from Parsons School of Design and worked as art director in an NY-based design studio. In 2009 she received her master’s degree in photography and video from the School of Visual Arts NY with Vik Muniz as her thesis advisor. Her work was published in Vogue Italia and The New York Times, where Roberta Smith called it “mesmerizing”.

International exhibitions include: Beijing Biennale (Beijing), New York (Stephan Stoyannov Gallery), Berlin (Grimmuseum), Clermont-Ferrand (Videoformes Festival), Milan (Arte in Sarpi Festival), Geneva (Galerie Espace L),São Paulo (Paço das Artes and Galeria Leme) and Rio de Janeiro (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Museu Paço Imperial, Museu Eva Klabin and Galeria Anita Schwartz).


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