Antonia Dias Leite

(this page was last updated in February 2020)

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

PIPA 2012 nominee.

Blending subjectivity and visceral tactility, Antonia Dias Leite’s work involves surrealistic photo and video projects that portray a sense of inwardness while confronting collective issues such as gender, sexuality, the human body, its physical and metaphorical strength, as well as its relationship towards the reality of earthly impermanence. 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 motion designer in NY-based studio Pandiscio Green (formerly Pandiscio Co.). 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 has been featured 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), São Paulo (Galeria Leme) and Rio de Janeiro (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Museu Paço Imperial). 

Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012:

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