Matheus Rocha Pitta

(this page was last updated in August 2018)

Tiradentes, Brazil, 1980.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Represented by Athena ContemporâneaSprovieri and Carlos Carvalho Gallery.

PIPA 2012 Finalist.
PIPA 2011, 2013 and 2016 nominee.

“Over a short period of time and through a number of different projects, Matheus Rocha Pitta established interests and strategies which allows us to identify – in a work that grows in density with each new creation -, the critical enunciation on the exchange mechanisms that rule ordinary life. The artist is driven, in particular, by the wish to explore and exhibit the commodity – anything produced by human labour and towards which there is an unswerving desire to possess – as an indication of the paradoxes that such interchanges contain or engender. Without recurring to the discursive enunciations of disciplines that consider merchandise as a frequent object of investigation (economy, philosophy, politics), he articulates objects and images invented by him to generate knowledge which does not fit in those fields of study,” writes the curator and art critic Moacir dos Anjos about the artist’s work.

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