São Paulo, 1980.
Lives and works in São Paulo.
To Ana Mazzei, art, architecture and landscapes construct, in themselves, a fiction that connects them, resulting in installations, settings and objects. Some of the works operate on a smaller scale, such as the series of installations arranged on the floor formed by groups of small shapes made of felt, concrete or wood similar to the architectural models of old cities, amphitheaters or monuments. Beyond the formalist exercises, these floor objects invoke unidentified stories that suggest hidden and impenetrable archetypal structures - they are like pieces and fragments of myths, lives and fictions that are represented in paintings, videos, sculptures and installations.
Her works were recently features in important institutional exhibitions at SESC Pompéia (São Paulo), MASP (São Paulo), Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Bienal Internacional de Cuenca, Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, House of Egorn (Berlim), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), Instituto Tomie Ohtake (São Paulo), Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro), among others.
Ana Mazzei’s works are part of important institutional collections, such as: Nouveau Musée National (Monaco), Sammlung Philara Collection (Düsseldorf, Germany), Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris, France), Glasgow International, (Scotland), MASP - São Paulo’s Art Museum (São Paulo, Brazil) and the Brazilian Art Museum (FAAP, São Paulo).