Yara Pina

(this page was last updated in May 2024)

Goiânia, Brazil, 1979.
Lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2024 nominee.

Yara Pina has a degree in Library Science and Visual Arts from the Federal University of Goiás. Her work has already been presented at BIENALSUR (Buenos Aires, 2023); at the Frestas Trienal de Artes (SESC Sorocaba, SP, 2017), and at the I Ciruito Latino-americano de Arte Contemporânea (Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, RS, 2021). She has participated in residencies at Usina de Arte (PE, 2022); through the “VOA Call: for women and non-binary people” (São Paulo, Ateliê 397), in addition to the Pivô Pesquisa (SP, 2020) and Open Sessions (Drawing Center, New York, 2014-2015) programs. Recently, she was part of the exhibition Ana Mendieta: silhueta em fogo | Terra abrecaminhos at SESC Pompéia (SP, 2023). Her works are part of the public collections of the Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, Centro Cultural da UFG (GO) and the Museu de Artes Plásticas de Anápolis. She lives and works in Goiânia.

Pina departs from different social and historical contexts to explore the traces of the memory of violence and its inscriptions on violated and absent bodies. In this way, the legacy of oppression of patriarchy, colonialism and authoritarian regimes has been recurrent in her works to reflect on the forgetfulness of victims of violence and its purpose not only to dehumanize them, but also to destroy their identities, their names and their memoirs. In addition to the absent bodies that have suffered from constant erasure, Pina also explores the absence and disappearance of the body in performance by performing actions without the presence of an audience and that leave only traces of the body’s passage.

Website: www.yarapina.com

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