Rather than monolithic narratives, I’m fascinated by scents and the ephemeral. My works are triggers to activate people’s memories so they can create their own narratives. They can have multiple readings, depending on the observer and context, but no fixed meaning. I just want them to be triggers.
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Born in 1957 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Lives and works in New York, USA

Daros Exhibitions
Bibliography
Selected titles in our library

Jardin infini. De Givernie à l'Amazonie. Exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France, March 18 - August 28, 2017. With texts by Emma Lavigne (et al.). Metz, Éditions du Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2017.

A tara por livros ou a tara de papel. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Bergamin, São Paulo, Brasil, March 18 - April 17, 2014. Curated by Ricardo Sardenberg. São Paulo, Galeria Bergamin, 2014.

Casa Triângulo 25 anos. 2013-1988. With texts by Ricardo Trevisan. São Paulo, Editora IPSIS, 2014.

Biennials and beyond - exhibitions that made art history. 1962-2002. Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors and Bruce Altshuler, introductory esssay and chapter introductions by Bruce Altshuler. London, Phaidon, 2013.

On painting. Prácticas pictóricas actuales... más allá de la pintura o más acá. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, March 1 - July 7, 2013. With texts by Omar-Pascual Castillo, Kevin Power (et al.). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno CAAM, 2013.

Order, chaos, and the space between. Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle collection. Collection catalogue. With texts by Beverly Adams (et al.). Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, 2013.

Permission to be global. Latin American art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection = Prácticas globales. Exhibition catalogue, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA, December 4, 2013 - February 23, 2014, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, March 19 - July 13, 2014. With a conversation between Jen mergel, Liz Munsell and Jesús Fuenmayor. Miami, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 2013.

Sin límites. Arte contemporáneo en la ciudad de México 2000-2010. With texts by Cuauhtémoc Medina, Patricia Sloane, Guillermo Santamarina (et al.). Mexico City, RM, 2013.

Amirsadeghi, Hossein. Contemporary art Brazil. London, TransGlobe Publishing, 2012.

Diegues, Isabel, and Frederico Coelho (eds.). Desdobramentos da pintura brasileira Séc. XXI. Rio de Janeiro, Cobogó, 2012.

8a Bienal do Mercosul. Ensaios de geopoética. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal do mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2011. With texts by José Roca (et al.) www.bienalmercosul.art.br/uploads/pdf/catalogo_8_bienal_mercosul.pdf. Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal do Mercosul, 2011.

ArtNexus Brasil en Colombia. Artnexus, Arte en Colombia. Antología de textos. Edited by Adriano Pedrosa. Bogotá, ArtNexus / Arte en Colombia, 2011.

Entre chien et loup. Works from the Meana Larrucea Collection. Collection catalogue. With texts by Guillermo Paneque (et al.). Madrid, Iberdrola, 2011.

Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee. Celebrating 10 years. With texts by Nicolas Serota and Dawn Ades. London, Tate, 2011.

Desire. Exhibition catalogue, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA, February 5 - April 25, 2010. With texts by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi (et al.). Austin, Texas, The Blanton Museum of Art, 2010.

Espectral. Obras das coleccións do CGAC. Exhibition catalogue, CGAC, January 15 - May 2, 2010. With texts by Miguel von Hafe Pérez and Xosé Lois Gutiérrez Faílde. Santiago de Compostela, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea CGAC, 2010.

Gabriel, Alexandre. Galeria Fortes Vilaça. Rio de Janeiro, Cobogó, 2010.

Revolutionen des Alltäglichen. Zeitgenössische Lateinamerikanische Kunst = Ordinary revolutions. Contemporary Latinamerican art. Exhibition catalogue, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, August 23 - November 1, 2009. Edited by Stefanie Kreuzer, wiith texts by Michel Blancsubé. Nürnberg, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2009.

Através. Inhotim. Exhibition/collection catalogue, Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil. With texts by Adriano Pedrosa, Jochen Volz, Rodrigo Moura (et al.). Brumadinho, Instituto Cultural Inhotim, 2008.

Galeria Fortes Vilaça. Rio de Janeiro, Cobogó, 2008.

Paixóns privadas, visións públicas. Exhibition catalogue, MARCO, Vigo, Spain, May 30 - September 7, 2008. With texts by Fernando Castro Flórez, Seve Penelas (et al.). Vigo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MARCO, 2008.

Constructing a poetic universe: The Diane and Bruce Halle collection of Latin American Art. Exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, March 11 - June 10, 2007. With texts by Beverly Adams (et al.). London/New York, Merrell Publishers, 2007.

Hernández, Carmen. Desde el cuerpo: Alegorías de lo femenino. Una visión del arte contemporáneo. Caracas, Monte Ávila, 2007.

Obras comentadas da coleção do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Collection catalogue. São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 2007.

Olivares, Rosa (ed.). 100 artistas Latinoamericanos = 100 Latin American artists. Madrid, Exit, 2006.

Coleção Itaú Contemporâneo. Arte no Brasil 1981-2006. Collection catalogue, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo, Itaú Cultural, 2006.

Invenção de mundos. Coleção Marcantonio Vilaça. Collection catalogue. With texts by Moacir dos Anjos, and Ileana Pradilla Ceron. Recife, Instituto Cultural Banco Real, 2006.

Malin, Regula. Seduções. Valeska Soares, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto. Installationen. Zürich, Daros Art Education, 2006.

Seduções. Valeska Soares, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto. Installations. Exhibition catalogue, Daros Exhibitions, Löwenbräu, Zurich, June 9 - October 15, 2006. With conversations between Hans-Michael Herzog and the artists, and texts by Rodrigo Moura, Paulo Herkenhoff, and Víctor Zamudio-Taylor.. Zürich, Daros-Latinamerica / Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 2006.

Transactions. Contemporary Latin American and Latino art. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, September 17, 2006 - May 13, 2007, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, October 6 - December 30, 2007, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, February 9 - May 4, 2008, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, June 22 - September 21, 2008. With an essay by Stephanie Hanor. San Diego, California, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006.

Collection remixed. Exhibition catalogue, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, February 3 - May 29, 2005. With texts by Marysol Nieves et al. New York, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2005.

Ecos y contrastes. Arte contemporáneo en la Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica, December 7, 2005 - February 25, 2006, Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador, April 4 - June 24 2006, TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica, December 7, 2005 - February 19, 2006. With texts by Ariel Jiménez and Virginia Pérez-Ratton. Caracas, Fundación Cisneros, 2005.

En las fronteras = In Borderlines. Arte latinoamericano en la Colecciõn del MEIAC. Latineramerican collection of the MEIAC, Badajoz. With texts by Carlos Jiménez (et al.). Badajoz, Consejería de Cultura, Junta de Extremadura, 2005.

La Biennale di Venezia. 51. International art exhibition. Always a little further. Exhibition catalogue, 51st Venice Biennial, June 12 - November 6, 2005. With a text by Rosa Martínez and an introduction by David Croff. Venice, Marsilio, 2005.

Na hranicích = In Borderlines. Latinskoamerické umení ve sbírkách MEIAC. Latineramerican collection of the MEIAC, Badajoz. With texts by Carlos Jiménez (et al.). Badajoz, Consejería de Cultura, Junta de Extremadura, 2005.

International 04. Exhibition catalogue, Liverpool Biennial, September 18 - November 28, 2004. With texts by Lewis Biggs (et al.). Liverpool, Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2004.

Natureza morta = Still Life. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Arte do SESI, São Paulo, August 3 - October 31, 2004. With a text by Katia Canton. São Paulo, MAC USP; SESI, 2004.

Valeska Soares. Follies = Caprichos. Exhibition catalogue, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, October 30 , 2003 - March 14, 2004, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, May 19 - August 8, 2004, Art Gallery of Hamilton, May 25 - September 6, 2006. With texts by Marysol Nieves (et al.). New York, Bronx Museum, 2004.

Valeska Soares. Projeto visualidades contemporâneas. Exhibition brochure, Galeria Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Instituto de Cultura da Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, October 17 - December 1, 2002, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura, Dortaleza, May 23 - June 29, 2003. With texts by Moacir dos Anjos. Recife, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco; Instituto de Cultura, 2004.

Puro teatro. Un proyecto de Valeska Soares. Booklet, published for the exhibition at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, México, March 1 - June 1, 2003. With a text by Tobias Ostrander. Mexico City, Museo Rufino Tamayo, 2003.

20 Artistas, 20 anos. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Cultural São Paulo, May 13 - July 21, 2002. With a text by Stella Teixeira de Barros. São Paulo, Centro Cultural, 2002.

Lateral Thinking. Art of the 1990s. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, September 16, 2001 - January 13, 2002, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, September 27, 2002 - January 4, 2003, Hood Museum, Dartmouth University, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 3 - March 14, 2004, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, July 17 - Octobe 17, 2004. With texts by Toby Kamps (et al.). San Diego, California, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002.

Rotativa. Uma exposição de arte contemporânea em dois atos = A contemporary art exhibition in two acts. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, December 6 - January 18, 2002 and January 24 - March 9, 2002. With a text by Márcia Fortes and Alessandra Vilaça. São Paulo, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, 2002.

poT. Exhibition catalogue, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, September 14 - October 31, 2002. With a text by Erika Verzutti. São Paulo, Galería Fortes Vilaça, 2002.

Espelho Cego. Seleções de uma Coleção Contemporânea. Exhibition catalogue, Paço Imperial, Rio do Janeiro, May 3 - June 10, 2001, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, August 24 - October 14, 2001, Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo Venâncio, Brasília, November 20, 2001 - February 23, 2002, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife May 9 - June 30, 2002. With texts by Márcia Fortes and Dan Cameron. São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, 2001.

Virgin territory. Women, gender and history in contemporary Brazilian art. Exhibition catalogue, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., October 18, 2001 - January 6, 2002. With essays by Susan Fisher Sterling (et al.). Washington, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2001.

Brasil. Plural y singular. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, March - May 2000. With a text by Clelia Taricco. Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Moderno, 2000.

Fugitive sites. New contemporary art projects for San Diego - Tijuana. Exhibition catalogue, inSITE, San Diego, Tijuana, October 2000 - March 2001. Edited by Osvaldo Sánchez and Cecilia Garza, with contributions by Susan Buck-Morss (et al.). San Diego, Installation Gallery, 2000.

Marcas do corpo, dobras da alma = Marks of the body, folds of the soul. Exhibition catalogue, XII Mostra da Gravura de Curitiba, Brazil. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff, Adriano Pedrosa, Frederico Morais (et al.). Curitiba, Mostra da Gravura, 2000.

Ultra Baroque. Aspects of post latin american art. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, September 24, 2000 - January 7, 2001, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, February 4 - May 6, 2001, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, August 18, 2001 -January 2, 2002, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, January 30 - April 28, 2002, Miami Art Museum, June 20 - August 24, 2002, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, October 13, 2002 - January 5, 2003.. San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000.

Versiones del sur. F[r]icciones. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, December 12, 2000 - March 26, 2001. Edited by Ivo Mesquita and Adriano Pedrosa. Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2000.

Atelier FINEP 1999. Exhibition catalogue, Paço Imperial, March 11 - May 23, 1999. With texts by Agnaldo Farias (et al.). Rio de Janeiro, Paço Imperial, 1999.

Dobles vides = Double lives = Dobles vidas. Exhibition catalogue, Interventions at Barcelona Museums, organised by the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, May 14 - September 26, 1999. With texts by Teresa Blanch (et al.). Barcelona, Institut de Cultura, 1999.

Jiménez, José, and Fernando Castro (eds.). Horizontes del arte latinoamericano. Madrid, Tecnos, 1999.

Os 90. Exhibition catalogue, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro and Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, December 9, 1999 - March 5, 2000. With contributions by Anna Maria Niemeyer (et al.). Rio de Janeiro, Paço Imperial, 1999.

Tridimensionalidade. Arte brasileira. By Annateresa Fabris (et al.). São Paulo, Itáu Cultural and Cosac & Naify, 1999.

Valeska Soares. Ponto de fuga / desaparecimento [Vanishing point]. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, November 1996. With texts by Adriano Pedrosa and Vik Muniz. São Paulo, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, 1999.

Amnesia. Exhibition catalogue, Track 16 and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California, July 1 - September 12, 1998, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23 - March 28, 1999, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, April 21 - June 27, 1999, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2000. With texts by Adriano Pedrosa (et al.). Santa Monica, Smart Art Press, 1998.

Der brasilianische Blick = Um olhar brasileiro. Sammlung Gilberto Chateaubriand. Exhibition catalogue, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, July 3 - September 13, 1998, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, October 22 - November 29, 1998, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, December 13, 1998 - January 31, 1999. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff (et al.). Berlin, Deutsch-Brasilianische Kulturelle Vereinigung e.V., 1998.

Longing and belonging from the faraway nearby. Exhibition catalogue, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 14 - October 8, 1998. With texts by Dick Hebdige (et al.). New York, D.A.P.,

Perfil da coleção Itaú. By Stella Teixeira de Barros. São Paulo, Itaú Cultural, 1998.

Profile of the Itaú Collection. By Stella Teixeira de Barros. São Paulo, Itaú Cultural, 1998.

XXIV Bienal de São Paulo. Arte contemporânea brasileira. Um e/entre Outro/s. Exhibition catalogue, 24th São Paulo Biennial, Pavillion Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera, October 3 - December 13, 1998. Edited by Adriano Pedrosa and Paulo Herkenhoff. São Paulo, Fundaçao Bienal, 1998.

Así está la cosa. Instalación y arte objeto en América Latina. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Cultural Arte Contempráneo, México, July 25 - October 20, 1997. With texts by Kurt Hollander, Gerardo Mosquera (et al.). Mexico City, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, 1997.

You are here. Re-siting installations. Exhibition catalogue, Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, April 25 - May 16, 1997. With texts by Michael Petry (et al.). London, Royal College of Art,

Transparências. Exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, october 1996. WIth texts by Denise Mattar and Marcus de Lontra Costa. Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna, 1996.

Valeska Soares. Histórias. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, November 1996. With texts by Adriano Pedrosa. São Paulo, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, 1996.

Anos 80. O palco da diversidade. Coleçâo Gilberto Chateaubriand MAM-RJ. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria de Arte do SESI, São Paulo, 1995. With a text by Marcus de Lontra Costa. São Paulo, SESI, 1995.

Art from Brazil in New York. Catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Galerie Lelong, Brooke Alexander, Charles Cowles Gallery, The Drawing Center, Marian Goodman Gallery, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, LedisFlam Inc., Robert Miller Gallery, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Annina Nosei Gallery, Marc Pottier with the Contemporary, all in New York, 1995. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff and Carlos Basualdo. New York, Galerie Lelong, 1995.

Havanna/São Paulo. Junge Kunst aus Lateinamerika. Exhibition catalogue, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. March 23 - June 5, 1995. With texts by Alfons Hug (et al.). Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 1995.

Espelhos e Sombras. Exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, October 10 - December 4, 1994, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, January 4 - March 5, 1995. With a text by Aracy Amaral. São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 1994.

XXII Bienal internacional de São Paulo 1994. 6 artists. Leda Catunda, Mariannita Luzzati, Paulo Pasta, Rosângelo Rennó, Saint Clair Cemin, Valeska Soares. Exhibition catalogue, 22nd São Paulo Biennial, 1994. With texts by Lisette Lagnado (et al.). São Paulo, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, 1994.

Cuarta Bienal de la Habana 1991. Catalogo. Exhibition catalogue, 4th Habana Biennial, Centro Wifredo Lam, 1991. Edited by Nelson Herrera Ysla, with texts by Llilian Llanes (et al.). La Habana, Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1991.

11º Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas / subcomissão curadora Iole de Freitas... [et al.].. Exhibition catalogue, Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, November 8, 1989 - Januara 5, 1990. Rio de Janeiro, Funarte, 1989.

Elusive paradise. The millenium prize. Exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, February 9 - May 13, 2001. With texts by Diana Nemiroff (et al.). Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 1984.

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