Erika Verzutti

(this page was last updated in November 2017)

  São Paulo, Brazil 1971.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel and Alison Jacques.

PIPA 2010 nominee.

In drawings, collages, paintings and sculptures, Erika Verzutti freely juxtaposes dissimilar elements and styles. Although she uses classical materials such as clay and bronze, the artist breaks away from formal practices to expose the structure of the work and to incorporate “accidents” such as paint runs, splatters and scratches. Many of her sculptures reveal a special attention to nature through the use of fruits and vegetables as molds for the bronze.

Recent solo exhibitions: “Swan with Stage”, Sculpture Center, New York, USA, 2015; “Two Eyes, Two Mouths”, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK, 2015; “Mineral”, Tang Museum at Skidmore College, New York, USA, 2014 and “Painted Ladies”, Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014. Recent group exhibitions in 2015: 34º Panorama of Brazilian Art, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; “Organic Sculpture”, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK; “No Sound”, Anexo Galeria Millan, São Paulo, Brazil; “Alimentário – arte e construção do patrimônio alimentar brasileiro”, OCA Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez, São Paulo, Brazil; Brazilian Pavillion at Expo Milano 2015, Milan, Italy; “LARA – Latin American Roaming Art”, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico; Jac Leirner, Albert Baronian Project Space, Brussels, Belgium; “Under The Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today”, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico;“A mão negativa”, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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