Aleta Valente

Aleta Valente uses ambiguous strategies in her work, often reiterating the body score of advertising positions that we have all been exposed from an early age – whether by street advertising, magazine covers or on TV – and by which we mark the relationship with our body in the world. The artist exposes points of tension from a collective imagination, producing improvised images that flirt with the banal. With a potent and ironic reflection on the image circulation regime in which we live, Aleta’s body of work raises issues such as sexual freedom, violence, unequal class dynamics and the illegality of abortion. Through a peculiar aesthetic production Valente brings out memories and historical facts in search of rubbing old social roles. Valente has been recently represented by AGentil Carioca, Brazil. opens in a new window