Alberto Pitta's work is centered on textile printing and serigraphy, although he has also dedicated himself to painting and sculpture in recent years. With a career spanning more than four decades, Alberto Pitta's production is closely linked to popular festivities and in dialogue with other languages, such as fashion and dance, his work has a strong public dimension, having created prints for Afro carnival blocks such as Olodum, Filhos de Gandhy and his own, Cortejo Afro.  


His print production began in the 1980s. They feature signs, shapes and strokes that evoke traditional African and Afro-diasporic elements, especially those from Yoruba mythology, which is very present in Salvador and the Bahian recôncavo. In the words of curator Renato Menezes: "In fact, signs, shapes and lines that evoke traditional African graphics have found, on their fabrics, a privileged place for educating the masses and telling stories that only make sense collectively. If the writing in Pitta's work is organized in the set of patterns and colors that reinterpret the Yoruba worldview, the reading, on the other hand, concerns the relationship established in the contact between bodies in movement, when the city streets become a terreiro. Through the folds of the fabrics that cover the revellers runs an alphabet of letters and affections, mobilized by music and dance: it is in the body of the other that the text that completes us is read."

Alberto Pitta has participated in important exhibitions in Brazil and internationally. His solo shows include Mariwó, at Paulo Darzé Galeria (2023), in Salvador, and Eternidade Soterrada, organized by Carmo & Johnson Projects (2022) in São Paulo. His group exhibitions notably include his participation in the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024); O Quilombismo, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin, Germany (2023); Encruzilhada, at the Salvador Museum of Modern Art (2022), in Salvador, Brazil, and Um Defeito de Cor, at the Rio Art Museum (2022), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His work is included in institutional collections such as: Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.