Paulo Nimer Pjota

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

Represented by Mendes Wood DM e Maureen Paley

PIPA Online 2014 winner.
PIPA Prize 2014, 2019 and 2020 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.

"South Afrika", 2014, photograph on cotton paper edition: 1/10 +2AP, 60 x 40 cm


To learn more about Paulo Nimer Pjota, please visit her full profile on the PIPA Prize website.