Berna Reale

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Belém, PA, 1965. – Lives and works in Belém, Brazil.
Represented by Galeria Nara Roesler.
PIPA 2012, 2013, 2014 e 2019 nominee.
PIPA Online 2012 winner.
PIPA 2013 e 2019 finalist.

Berna Reale works with installations and performances. She studies art at the Universidade Federal do Pará and has participated in many solo and collective exhibitions in Brasil and in other countries, as well as in biennales: Venice Biennale “É tanta coisa que nem cabe aqui”, brazilian representative at the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; Third Beijing Photo Biennale CAFA art Museum – (China, 2018); Please Come Back, MAXXI (Rome, Italy),2017; “34o Panorama da Arte Brasileira” (São Paulo, Brazil), 2015;  Artists Engaged? Maybe, Gulbenkian (Lisbon, Portugal), 2014; Foto Bienal Masp, MASP (São Paulo, Brazil), 2013; Liège Photography Biennale (Belgium), 2006; “Bienal de Cerveira” (Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal), 2005.

Closer to PIPA: the artist speaks in the Institute’s collection

“Todos olham para os gatos #1”, 2019, photograph, 100 cm x 150 cm.

“‘Todos Olham Para os Gatos’ is a piece that talks about prejudice, gender violence and norms. The title refers to the fact that one of the most viewed and shared images in the internet is a cats one, and many people refuse to see the violence suffered by those who do not fit into the socials norms. It is an ironic work about not looking at the other, not seeing our neighbor, our own species. The problem isn’t looking at cats, what is grave is not looking at the humans that suffer prejudice”. – Berna Reale


To learn more about Berna Reale, please visit her full profile on the PIPA Prize website.