Residency Unlimited


2022 | NYC | Artist

Carolina Pimenta

Carolina Pimenta, "Liquid Time - Mari reading to Zé", 2020, Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Pearl, 148 x 100cm

Artist Name: Carolina Pimenta
Residency Dates: September - October 2022
Born: 1988
Hometown: Porto, Portugal
Lives and works: Lisbon, Portugal
URL: | Instagram: @lludus
Gallery: Galeria Nuno Centeno


After graduating from Leeds University in 2010, Pimenta moved to NYC where she worked on a series of different projects involving production, video, photography and collage. Her images act as snapshots that capture pivotal moments in daily life, an observation of the quotidian traversing the borders of class, social economics, subcultures, isolation and camaraderie. Her lush color prints showcase the period of transition between adolescence and adulthood, where youthful innocence and optimism begins to fade yet there are still dreams, at times delusional, of grand futures. Pimenta’s snapshots capture expansive everyday social life with a nimble introspective glance simultaneously complementing, contradicting and challenging how social landscapes are often understood. Renderings of the human figure, public versus private spaces in a media-saturated culture, play, sarcasm, and humor are key themes. Her photographs evoke both the spontaneity of documentary realism and the intentionality of directed scenes, navigating through different cycles, rhythms and communities. When presenting her work publicly Pimenta aims to bring movement into the space to immerse the viewer in her narratives and encourage direct interactions with the work.

Pimenta’s works have been exhibited at HYPERSEX at Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (Lisbon); Black Box: Potlatch curated by Julião Sarmento at Museu do Caramulo (Caramulo); I Could Eat You at Casa da Cultura de Comporta (Comporta); This side of Nowhere at Galeria Nuno Centeno (Porto); Escola de Libertinagem curated by Alexandre Melo at Galeria Francisco Fino (Lisbon); Dip me in the river, drop me in the water! curated by Carolina Trigueiros at Galeria Pedro Cera (Lisbon); Almost Famous curated by Julião Sarmento at Galeria Nuno Centeno (Porto). Pimenta’s work is in the permanent collections of Fundação de Serralves Artist Book Collection (Porto), Fundação EDP (Lisbon) and Fundação Santander (Spain).

Support: Carolina Pimenta's residency is made possible with support from Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD).