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Berna Reale

Brazilian, b. 1965

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Berna Reale

Brazilian, b. 1965

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In her performances and installations, Berna Reale engages either her own body or those of willing participants to reflect on the contemporary sociopolitical moment. A participant in the Venice Biennale, Reale is particularly interested in the violence that permeates Brazil and seeks to urge viewers to confront this in the public sphere. For her 2014 performance Rosa púrpura, Reale hired a group of women to parade around her hometown in schoolgirl outfits and with exaggerated lip ornaments to evoke sex dolls. She filmed the event, documented the women’s experiences online, and circulated images on fliers within her town to engender a conversation around the fetishization of and violence enacted against women.

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Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (MAM)
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Biography

In her performances and installations, Berna Reale engages either her own body or those of willing participants to reflect on the contemporary sociopolitical moment. A participant in the Venice Biennale, Reale is particularly interested in the violence that permeates Brazil and seeks to urge viewers to confront this in the public sphere. For her 2014 performance Rosa púrpura, Reale hired a group of women to parade around her hometown in schoolgirl outfits and with exaggerated lip ornaments to evoke sex dolls. She filmed the event, documented the women’s experiences online, and circulated images on fliers within her town to engender a conversation around the fetishization of and violence enacted against women.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (MAM)
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Berna Reale
Hits and Misses at the Venice Biennale’s National Pavilions
May 7th, 2015
Hits and Misses at the Venice Biennale’s National Pavilions
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