Ana Prata

(this page was last updated in March 2019)

Sete Lagoas, Brazil, 1980.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Galeria Millan.

PIPA Prize 2017, 2018 and 2019 nominee. 

Ana Prata understands paintings as a medium for experimentation and language. Her works have formal variation, and present themselves in different scales, themes and materials. It can be characterised by a sort of nomadism, where the permissiveness for change is a feature of the process, giving up absolute certainties, for the sake of a constant arbitrariness. Often the work is structured in the idea of children’s drawing, in universal symbols, and regularly makes clear reference to modern art, as a kind of pictorial alphabet. Together the works result in a dynamic universe, where relations are built at all times, in different directions. They reveal something of humour and grace combined. Ana Prata has a degree in Fine Arts by the School of Communications and Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has had many solo exhibitions in the Millan Gallery in São Paulo, Brazil, and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London, UK, and has participated in exhibitions in the Institute Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo, the Institute Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro, the Cultural Centre São Paulo (CCSP), Festival Video Brazil in São Paulo,Beijing Minsheng Art Museum among others.


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