Gabriela Noujaim

(this page was last updated in March 2022)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PIPA 2012 nominee.

At the age of 12 she was already attending Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage. For having been raised in a difficult family environment by her father and grandmother, and having her mother absent due to mental disorders, the artist found through art and interaction within the School of Visual Arts a goal and focus of life. Her artistic production questions the ancestral and socio-environmental heritage of the people of the forest, the defense against the violation of the female body, intending the social and political structures of our society.

Gabriela is part of a tradition of exploring the limits and possibilities of printmaking, with names such as Fayga Ostrower, Anna Letycia, Anna Maria Maiolino, Anna Bella Geiger, and Leya Mira Brander, to name a few. Graduated in Printmaking from the School of Fine Arts at UFRJ in 2007, the artist has been structuring her poetics from the interest in the technical image constructed from videos, photographs and, more initially, printmaking, and from the idea of fixing an image in time.


Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2012.

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