Overview participating exhibitions

Underwater Landscape
2008

Underwater Landscape

Pedro Motta

Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Pedro Motta

UNDERWATER LANDSCAPE (2002-2006)

Since the 1970s the Jequitinhonha Valley, one of the poorest regions of Brazil, has had to cope with a rigidly imposed landscape politics. One of the most radical plans is the construction of a dam that will leave a large part of the valley under water. As a result of this a large part of the scarce fertile land in the region will disappear and 1150 farm families, split over 42 communities, will be forced to move. Many have never been outside of the valley. The loss of diamond prospecting, an important source of income for these families, will not be financially compensated, because it is an illegal activity.

  • UNDERWATER LANDSCAPE (2002-2006)

    Since the 1970s the Jequitinhonha Valley, one of the poorest regions of Brazil, has had to cope with a rigidly imposed landscape politics. One of the most radical plans is the construction of a dam that will leave a large part of the valley under water. As a result of this a large part of the scarce fertile land in the region will disappear and 1150 farm families, split over 42 communities, will be forced to move. Many have never been outside of the valley. The loss of diamond prospecting, an important source of income for these families, will not be financially compensated, because it is an illegal activity.

  • UNDERWATER LANDSCAPE (2002-2006)

Biography

Pedro Motta (b. 1977, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais) followed the art course at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, where he focused primarily on drawing. Since 1997 he has worked as a freelance photographer. He is represented by the Luisa Strina Gallery, the oldest international gallery for contemporary art in São Paulo.

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Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00