b. 1957, Brazil

Valeska Soares Biography

Valeska Soares' works hold a deep sense of timing, memory and affection. The artist uses found objects as building materials - often collected in flea markets and thrift stores. The history of previous usages is regarded, while new layers of meanings contrast and juxtapose.

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Recent solo exhibitions include: Estação Pinacoteca (São Paulo, 2018), Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, 2018), and Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, 2017). Site-specific installations were developed for locations such as inSite, San Diego-Tijuana (2000); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2003); and Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil (2008). Her work has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the Bienal de São Paulo (1994, 1998, and 2009); the Venice Biennale (2005); and Sharjah Biennial, in the United Arab Emirates (2009).

Valeska Soares Featured Artworks

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Campo Minado by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork sculpture
Valeska SoaresCampo Minado, 1989Feathers and cast iron
30 x 30 x 30 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Lugar Comum by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork sculpture
Valeska SoaresLugar Comum, 2016Wood and straw
87.5 x 130 x 130 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Proscenium by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork photography
Valeska SoaresProscenium, 2018Gelatin silver print
137 x 203 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Untitled (from Vanishing Point) by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork sculpture
Valeska SoaresUntitled (from Vanishing Point), 1999Iron, mirror and chandelier
230 x 100 x 200 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Doubleface (Permanent Rose) by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Valeska SoaresDoubleface (Permanent Rose), 2017Oil and cut out on vintage oil painting
88.9 x 66 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Doubleface (Quadricone Magenta/Earth Green) by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork painting
Valeska SoaresDoubleface (Quadricone Magenta/Earth Green), 2019Oil and cut out on vintage oil painting
55.9 x 45.7 x 8 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Ground III by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork installation
Valeska SoaresGround III, 2016Antique rug and acrylic
160 x 117 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Beyond the Outsider (from Bindings) by Valeska Soares contemporary artwork mixed media
Valeska SoaresBeyond the Outsider (from Bindings), 2011Antique dust jackets and hardcover books on linen
185 x 260 x 4 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire

Valeska Soares Recent Exhibitions

Valeska Soares Represented By

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
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