Ana Prata

(this page was last updated in June 2020)

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

Represented by Galeria Millan.

PIPA Prize 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 nominee. 

Ana Prata has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of São Paulo, and from the beginning of her career has been developing her research in painting. She understands painting as a medium to experiment and as a language. Through different scales, themes and materials, her work represents a large formal variation. The artist participated in the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo – Affective Affinities, at Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil (2018); and held solo exhibitions at Galeria Isla Flotante, Buenos Aires (2019), Galeria Millan, São Paulo, Brazil (2014 and 2017); Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK (2016); Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil (2012); and Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil (2009), among others. The group exhibitions she has been in include Os Desígnios da Arte Contemporânea no Brasil, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, and A Luz que Vela o Corpo É a Mesma que Revela a Tela, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2017); O Espírito de Cada Época, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2015); Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2011 and 2013), Os Primeiros Dez Anos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2011), and Lugar Nenhum, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013). In 2011, she was an artist-in-residence at the Red Bull House of Art in São Paulo and at Residency Unlimited, New York, in 2016.


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