Ana Dias Batista




Ana Dias Batista (São Paulo, Brazil, 1978) singles out everyday objects and fabricates works that either incorporate them or adopt their shapes and behaviors. Her precise arrangements involve operations such as re-scaling, mimicry, mirroring, duplication, reversal and reiteration, aiming at investigating the conditions under which meaning is constructed. Throughout her practice, Batista engineers works with both subtlety and an economy of means – insisting on material terseness and visual sobriety. The critical sense of her works emerges from the ambiguity generated by the art object in relation to the functionality or finality of the original objects, now re-arranged and re-contextualized.