Born 1988 São Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Selected Press

ArtReview, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Maureen Paley and Studio M, London, Tomas Weber, May 2022
Apollo Magazine, In the studio with… Paulo Nimer Pjota, Millie Walton, 28 March 2022
Artforum
, Paulo Nimer Pjota - DEO PROJECTS, Cathryn Drake, October 2021
Mousse
, Surface Tension, Gunnar Kvaran B., April/May 2016
The Guardian
, Opening this week: Paulo Nimer Pjota, Robert Clark, April 2016

Education

2014

Art History, Rodrigo Naves

2012

Art Criticism, Francisco Alambert and Polyana Canhete, Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil

2010

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo, Brazil

Solo Exhibitions

2022

Maureen Paley & Studio M, London, UK

2021

Every Empire Breaks Like a Vase, The Power Station, Dallas, Texas, USA
Fragmented images, fragmented stories, DEO Projects, Chios Island, Greece

2019

Cenas de Casa, Caixa de Pandora, Ivani e Jorge Yunes Collection, São Paulo, Brazil

2018

Medley, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

2017

The history in repeat mode – drama, t293, Rome, Italy
The history in repeat mode – symbol, Maureen Paley: Morena di Luna, Hove, UK
The history in repeat mode – image, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

2016

Synthesis Of Contradictory Ideas, and The Plurality of The Object As Image II, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Synthesis Between Contradictory Ideas And Plurality Of The Object As Image I, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil (C)

2013

Sistema Relacional, Temporada de projetos – Paço das Artes São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2012

Paulo Nimer Pjota, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
1º Mostra do programa de exposições, Centro Cultural São Paulo 2012, São Paulo, Brazil

Group Exhibitions

2022

Machines of Desire, Simon Lee, Hong Kong

2021

Images that don’t conform, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Warehouse Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Twisted Dream, John Wolf, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1981/2021: arte contemporânea brasileira, CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2020

what fruit it bears, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

2019

Brasil!, MEF Ettore Fico Museum, Turin, Italy
Private Passion – New Acquisitions in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway
Conversations in Gondwana, Centro Cultura São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2018

Between Collapse and Construction, Galeria Aymoré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Marvellous Cacophony, The 57th October Salon, Biennial of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia
Amaranthine, curated by Dan Coopey, Kupfer, London, UK
O Triângulo Atlântico, 11a Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hybrid Topographies, Deutsche Bank, New York, USA
After the end, before the beginning, Instituto PIPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Que barra!, Ateliê 397, São Paulo, Brazil
Sea of Desire, Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
Nightfall, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

2017

Pintura [Diálogo de artistas], Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
O céu ainda é azul, você sabe…, Instituto Tomie Ohtake São Paulo, Brazil
O Triângulo do Atlântico, Saracura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Forever Never Comes – Metabolismo Del Tempo, Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma, Grosseto, Italy
A luz que vela o corpo é a mesma que revela a tela, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Painting |or| Not, The Kaviar Factory, Lofoten, Norway

2016

New Shamans / Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Soft Power. Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Beyond the Cartoon, Cassina Projects, Curated by ARTUNER, New York, USA

2015

The World is Made of Stories, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
City Uneasy, SESC Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Ce Monde Fabuleux Moderne, 13e Biennale de Lyon, MAC-Lyon, Lyon, France
Imagine Brazil, touring exhibition, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway, MAC-
Lyon, Lyon, France, DHC / Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada and Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil
19o Contemporary Art Festival, Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Nourishing, OCA, São Paulo, Brazil
Nourishing Expo Milan, Milan, Italy
Boiling Point, gallery PSM, Berlin, Germany
Here There (Huna Hunak), Qatar Museums – Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar

2013

Imagine Brazil, touring exhibition, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway, MAC-Lyon, Lyon, France, DHC / Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada and Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

2014

Peace among animals, Rumors Fine Arts, São Paulo, Brazil
The part que does not belong to you, Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden, Germany
The First And Last Freedom, MOTinternational gallery, London, UK
Made by … done by Brazilians, matarazzo city, São Paulo, Brazil
Imagine Brazil, Mac-Lyon, Lyon, France.
Nourishing, MAM-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 years of the prize acquisition, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2013

Chambers à Part, Edition VIII, La Rérseve Paris, Paris, France
Entre-temps... Brusquement, et ensuite,12e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

2012

Itinerancy SESC_Videobrasil, SESC, São José do Rio Preto, Campinas and Santos, Brazil
Landscape of Invention, Yes Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil

2011

Southern Panoramas, the 17th International Contemporary Art Festival
SESC_Videobrasil, SESC Belenzinho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Without Limits, Yes Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil
Untitled # 1-After-Death Experiences, Oscar Cruz Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil

2010

Transfer of Cultures Museum Pavilion Brazilian, São Paulo, Brazil

2009

Paperview, John Jones Limited_Project Space, London, England

2008

Fresh Produce, Anno Domini Gallery, San José, USA
Volúvel - Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
Ilegítimo - Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil

2007

1 Hall Arts São José do Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
39th Salon of Arts Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Brazil

Awards

2014

Prêmio PIPA Prize, Online

2012

Acquisition Award – Program Exhibition Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil

2011

1st Videobrasil Open Studio Prize, São Paulo, Brazil

2010

Featured Places Magazine, Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2007

1 Hall Arts São José do Rio Preto – 1st place in the art category contemporary, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

2007

39th Exhibition of Piracicaba Arts – Prize acquisition of three works submitted, Piracicaba, Brazil

Residencies

2021

DEO Projects, Chios Island, Greece

2015

Sacatar Institute, Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil

2014

Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden, Germany

2013

Veduta, Grigny, Lyon, France

2011

1st Prize Videobrasil Open Studio Residence, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Solo Publications

2018

Nimer Pjota, Paulo, Cont. Dushá, Germano; Rodriguez, Claudia; Linares, Ponga; Raspail, Thierry; Mazzucchelli, Kiki, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Mousse Publishing, 2018

2016

Nimer Pjota, Paulo, Synthesis of contradictory ideas, and the plurality of the object as image, 2016

Publications

2011

Diegues, Isabel; Oliveira Coelho, Frederico, Pintura Brasileira Séc. XXI / 21st Century Brazilian Painting, Cobogó, 2011

Bibliography

2022

d’Arenberg, Diana, Between Hong Kong and London, ‘Machines of Desire’ Is Open for Interpretation, ocula.com, 17 August 2022
Rea, Naomi, Art Collector Benedicta Badia Nordenstahl on the Goya Painting That Got Away and Why an Artwork’s Price Isn’t Everything, artnet.com, 16 May 2022
Weber, Tomas, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Maureen Paley and Studio M, London, ArtReview, May 2022
–––, Week in Review: April 3, 2022, contemporaryartdaily.com, 3 April 2022
–––, Paulo Nimer Pjota at Maureen Paley and Studio M, London, contemporaryartdaily.com, 29 March 2022
Walton, Millie, In the studio with... Paulo Nimer Pjota, apollo-magazine.com, 28 March 2022
Rotwein, Hannah, Antiquity & Standing Paintings: Paulo Nimer Pjota at the Power Station, Dallas, glasstire.com, 15 February 2022
Mosley, Christopher, Paulo Nimer Pjota mixes the classical with the modern in his show at the Power Station, dallasnews.com, 8 February 2022

2021

Avram, Danielle, Paulo Nimer Pjota: Every Empire Breaks Like A Vase, Patron Magazine, Performing Arts Issue, December 2021 / January 2022, pp. 40-41
Bathman, Blake, What’s What: October’s Local Art Highlights, utdmercury.com, 18 October 2021
Drake, Cathryn, Paulo Nimer Pjota, DEO Projects, Artforum, October 2021, pp. 187-188
–––, Paulo Nimer Pjota, DEO Projects, Artforum, October 2021, pp. 187-188
–––, Pjota on Chios Island, select.art.br, 7 September 2021
–––, Place of freedom: The Brazilian Paulo Nimer Pjota presents the inaugural exhibition of the DEO Projects platform, on the island of Chios, Greece, L’officiel Brasil, 30 July 2021
–––, ESTADO tribute to Paulo Nimer Pjota located in Chios, politicschios.gr, 5 July 2021
Racy, Sonia, Paulo Nimer Pjota after his exhibition in Greece, cultura.estadao.com, 4 July 2021
Dimokidis, Aris, What is the artist Paulo Nimer Pjota looking for in Chios?, mikropragmata.lifo.gr, July 2021
–––, Virtual visit to the 1981/2021 exhibition: Contemporary Brazilian Art in the Andrea e José Olympio Pereira collection, sopacultural.com, 16 June 2021
–––, DIO: The first contemporary art platform in Chios hosts Paulo Nimer Pjota, gr.euronews.com, 21 May 2021
Sutton, Benjamin, The 10 Best Booths at Frieze New York 2021, artsy.net, 6 May 2021

2020

Stanton Staikos, Susie, Beth Rudin DeWoody on Her State of the Art Space, palmbeachillustrated.com, 27 October 2020
Beren James, Reuben, Paulo Nimer Pjota, émergent magazine, Issue 06, Autumn 2020, pp. 59-87
Mitchell, Rory, Maureen Paley: A Trailblazing Gallerist, ocula.com, 19 June 2020

2018

Wiley, Chris, A Journey into the Divine in São Paulo, frieze.com, 21 May 2018
Brenner, Fernanda, Critic’s Guide: São Paulo, frieze.com, 10 April 2018

2017

—-, São Paulo in South England: Paulo Nimer Pjota at Morena di Luna, Hove, blouinartinfo.com, 14 September 2017
—-, Out Of London Exhibitions: Artlyst Picks 10 Of The Best Autumn 2017, artlyst.com, 7 September 2017

2016

Coxhead, Gabriel, Great shows on now in Bethnal Green: Paulo Nimer Pjota, Time Out, May 10-16 2016, p. 79
O’Halloran, Robbie, Paulo Nimer Pjota @ Maureen Paley, theglazelondon.com, 5 May 2016
Berardi, Caterina, Artist of the Month: May with Paulo Nimer Pjota, curatingthecontemporary.org, 1 May 2016
Clark, Robert, Paulo Nimer Pjota London, The Guardian Guide, 23-29 April 2016, p. 33
Kvaran, B. Gunnar, Surface Tension, Mousse, No 53 April-May 2016, pp. 196 - 204

Collections

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
KRC Collection, Voorschoten, The Netherlands
Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
The Kaviar Factory, Lofoten, Norway
Fundação Pinault, Venice, Italy
Domus Collection, Hong Kong, China
MAC-Lyon, Lyon, France
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Lodeveans Collection, London, United Kingdom
Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Pinacoteca de São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Pinacoteca de Piracicaba, Brazil