Paulo Nimer Pjota

(this page was last updated in May 2019)

Born in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, 1988.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Mendes Wood DM and Maureen Paley.

PIPA Prize 2014 and 2019 nominee.

The starting point of Paulo Nimer Pjota’s works is the nature of collectively originated phenomena. His research and practice focus on an in-depth study of a kind of popular iconography which can only develop through complex processes operated by numerous individuals. We can therefore think of his production as the representation of a plural and agitated dialogue, with ever-changing interpretations, running through multiple streams of consciousness. More than anything, he is interested in the processes and mechanisms that produce, edit and disseminate human expressions during a time that is dominated by the internet and ultra-communication. Through rhythm, rhyme and repetition, images arise, which index the common perceptions of a globalized planet and, consequently, expose deep inequalities. Indeed, it becomes possible to question the way in which we formulate information and distribute our affections, configuring our sensibilities towards our surroundings and promoting hither to unthinkable possibilities of social interaction.

Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2019:

 

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