Thiago Rocha Pitta

Thiago Rocha Pitta (b. 1980, Tiradentes, Brazil) is an internationally recognised artist whose diverse practice often simultaneously depicts and interacts with our natural environment, distilling an ominous sense of longing and intrigue. The artist is particularly known for works that harness the forces and beauty of the outdoors to express the sublime energy of the world around us. These take the form of anything from photographic works that pay homage to master painters like J.M.W. Turner, to outdoor installations that absorb the decay that comes with the passage of time, to frescos that explore the elemental movements of water and fire.

Selected Exhibitions

Boesky Gallery New York; A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen; and Casa Triangulo, in São Paulo. Selected group exhibitions include La Panacée, MoCo – Montpellier Contemporain, Montpellier; Museu de Arte Moderne de São Paulo, São Paulo; Clocktower Gallery, New York; Galleria Francesca Minini, Milan; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica; Migros Museum Fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; Artnews Projects, Berlin; Centro Andaluz Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla; and at the 1st Singapore Biennial, Singapore.

Selected Collections

Colección Jumex, Mexico City; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; Hara Museum, Tokyo; Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho; Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo; Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and ThyssenKrupp, Vienna.

Images appear courtesy of the artist.

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