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apexart :: NYC Fellow :: Matheus Rocha Pitta
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Name: Matheus Rocha Pitta
Visiting From: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
Dates of Fellowship: March 20 - April 18, 2019  
Recommended by: Jesus Fuenmayor
Curator for the XIV Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
 
Matheus Rocha Pitta (born 1980, Tiradentes, MG, Brazil) focuses on investigating forms and perceptions of gestures. Focusing on the intersection of everyday life and art, he disconnects gestures from their individual biographical context and portrays them as deliberate aesthetic acts with a historical dimension. Rocha Pitta uses photography, video, and sculpture to identify and construct his own repertoire of gestures, which he activates in conjunction with the spectators of his works. He has created several series of works–Primeira Pedra (The First Stone, 2015), no hay pan (There Is No Bread, 2015), Assalto (Assault, 2014), Golpe de graça (Blow of Grace, 2013)–that display gestures to explore language, possession, and motion in ways that have far-reaching ethical implications.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, Spencer Brownstone, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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