WANDA PIMENTEL

Rio de Janeiro, 1943 - Painter and sculptor, Wanda Pimentel studied painting with Ivan Serpa at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM–Rio), in 1965. Her works were accepted in the I and II Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas of Salvador, Bahia, in 1966 and 1968. Wanda received the Certificate of Exemption, from the Jury in the XVII National Salon of Modern Art, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, in 1969, same year of a solo exhibitions at the Galerie Debret, in Paris and Galeria Relevo, in Rio de Janeiro. She participated in the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in 1971; the show, "ArteBrasil 50 Years Later Today" in São Paulo, 1972; and Summer Saloon, in Rio de Janeiro, the (with abroad trip prize), 1969; also the Panorama of Current Brazilian Art, 1970, 1972, 1973 and 1990; Arte Agora I: Brazil, 70-75. She joined the national delegation in an important exhibitions of Brazilian Art abroad, such as the International Exhibition of Drawing of Puerto Rico, 1968; Paris Biennale in 1971 and the Triennale of Engraving of Buenos Aires, 1979. A solo exhibition at Gallery São Paulo, São Paulo, 1996, and in recent years, she held solo exhibitions in institutional spaces in Rio de Janeiro, like Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), in 1994; Paço Imperial in 1997; Parque Lage in 2000, and MAM-RJ in 2004. The art critic, Roberto Pontual, said in 1973: "…What she denounces, precluding the gesticulation, is the dehumanization of the modern world, in the environments suspended in coldness, indifference, tense mutism, hypertrophy of object and consequent isolation, loss of identity and communication break".
Wanda lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

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80' - 210x90cm - untitled - oil on wood
Photo: Jaime Acioli