(Sete Lagoas / MG, 1980) Plurality and nomadism are some of the attributions that can be granted to Ana Prata’s paintings. The artist operates with non-linear narratives, where thematic and formal aspects interlace. Each painting is to her a specific and unique way of organizing and presenting an idea, that when put together establishes new meaning. There is also a latent ambiguity in her work that can transit between humor, interiority and critical spirit.
Ana Prata has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of São Paulo, and was one of the nominees for the Pipa 2017 Prize. The artist held solo exhibitions at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK and Galeria Millan, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); La Maudite, Paris, France and Kubik Gallery, Porto, Portugal (2015); Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil (2012) and Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil (2009), among others.
Group exhibitions include Os desígnios da arte contemporânea no Brasil, MAC-USP, São Paulo, Brazil and A Luz que Vela o Corpo É a Mesma que Revela a Tela, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2017); O espírito de cada época, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2015); Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2011 and 2013), Os primeiros dez anos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2011), Lugar Nenhum, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013). In 2011, she was an artist-in-residence at the Red Bull House of Art in São Paulo and at Residency Unlimited, New York, in 2016. Her work is featured in the Instituto Itaú Cultural collection, Brazil.