Pauliana Valente Pimentel
Part of Entre Nous project, Paris
Printed on glossy paper
130 x 86cm
At O Apartamento we are lucky to be surrounded by several artworks. In each white, unblemished wall, Armando – founder of the project and art lover – hung some art pieces to brighten up the flat. At the second part of this art journey we present you with one of the most well known portuguese photographers. Pauliana Valente Pimentel. The picture living at O Apartamento is part of a bigger project made between Lisbon and Paris, in 2013/2014, called Entre Nous, which also features a 51′ video made with anthropologist Hélene Veiga Gomes. This project explores the urban mutations in two different streets, neighborhoods, cities: Rua do Benformoso, in Intendente, Lisbon and Rue Myrha, Goutte d’Or, Paris. These images show prosaic moments in people’s lives like, smoking, walking, working, playing. At O Apartamento you can find a photograph of a Paris’ backyard.
Pauliana Valente Pimentel was born in Lisbon in 1975. As a visual artist and freelance photographer she has been producing photo reportages since 1999 for various portuguese and foreign magazines and newspapers and exhibit in several european countries – Spain, Italy, England, Greece, USA, China, Turkey and others. She was from Kameraphoto collective since 2006 till his end in 2014, and now in 2016 she found a new collective – N’WE collective. Besides her participation in collectively authored books, she produced her own first book ‘VOL I’ in 2009. In 2015 she received the Visual Art prize – the best photographic work – from the Portuguese Authors Society. Nowadays she is represented by Galeria das Salgadeiras.”
Pauliana’s photograph is living at O Apartamento since march, 2016.