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Erika Verzutti

São Paulo, Brazil, 1971





Erika Verzutti works with papier-mâché, bronze, plaster, concrete, wax, acrylic and oil paint, occupying the meeting place of painting and sculpture, in a comprehensive and omnivorous practice. Her forms can spring from eggs, animals, fruits and vegetables, as well as from an empirical manual molding process. The surfaces of her sculptures are frequently rugged, scratched, furrowed and cut up. Her process encounters an interplay between material properties and symbolic overtones, reprocessing both modernist sculpture and vernacular construction. The artist connects an archaeological temporality with the contemporary rhythm, like an infinite scroll, through her tactile work that shelters disparate elements without hierarchizing them. The network of allusion created by Verzutti’s sculptures produces a field of resonances between the constructed figures and the cultural references that their contours and silhouettes evoke.

Recent solo exhibitions include Recent solo exhibitions include Notizia, ICA Milano, Milan, Italy (2024); Erika Verzutti: New Moons, CCS Bard Galleries, Annandale-On-Hudson, USA (2023); Tantra, Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico City, Mexico (2023); Churros and rain, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Nova York, Estados Unidos (2022); A indisciplina da escultura, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brasil (2021); Erika Verzutti, Nottingham Contemporary, slackNottingham, Inglaterra (2021); Year (2020), Alison Jacques Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra; Erika Verzutti, Centre Pompidou, Paris, França (2019); Venus Yogini, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Estados Unidos; Carne Sintética, Galeria Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo (2019) e Ex Gurus, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Nova York, Estados Unidos (2018). Participou também das exposições coletivas Geneva Biennale–Sculpture Garden, Genebra, Suíça (2022); Joseph Beuys, Horia Damian, Ana Lupas, Mihai Olos, Erika Verzutti, Plan B, Berlin, Alemanha (2021); O Canto do Bode, Casa da Cultura de Comporta, Comporta, Portugal (2021); Crumple, Vin Vin Gallery, Viena, Áustria (2020); ANOZERO – Bienal de Arte de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (2019); Wiggle, Galerie Greta Meert, Bruxelas, Bélgica (2018).

Verzutti’s work has been included in important public collections, such as Arizona State University Museum – ASU Art Museum, Tempe, USA; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Colección Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA; François Pinault Collection, França; Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brazil; Muzeum Susch, Zernez, Switzerland; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Tate Modern, London, UK and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA.