26 Novembro 2020 16h00

Zaratan AIR | Open Studio
OPEN | 26-27 Nov, 16:00 – 20:00 / 28-29 Nov, 10:00 – 12:00
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ENTRANCE | Free [In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of a sanitary mask is mandatory to visit the exhibition and entry is subject to maximum capacity, in compliance with hygiene and safety rules.]
We are pleased to present “Habitat”, a flash exhibition by Veridiana Leite, artist in residency at Zaratan.
After a two-month experience in the countryside, in Alentejo, the artist raises some questions related to the natural habitat of human life, addressing the relationship between the body and the environment, the micro and the macro.
The body of works on display combines acrylic painting and watercolors with domestic objects, where the fragments inhabit the space and dialogue with the surrounding environment through an assembly and layering process.
BIO: VERIDIANA LEITE (São Paulo, 1979) has a degree in Visual Arts from Escola Massana, Barcelona and a postgraduate degree in Theater of the Senses from the University of Girona. Lives and works between São Paulo and Lisbon. Painting is her main medium of expression, but she also works with sculpture, installation and photography. Her artistic practice seeks unconventional perspectives within the same space, based on the tension between abstraction and the constructed image. The pictorial compositions generate luminosity, vital energy impregnated with organic and natural forms in contrast to geometric and urban forms, addressing a connection between the interior and the exterior. The artist's constant displacement, her relationship with nature and her phenomena, with memory, imagery and chance inspire the creation of places in a diluted and fluid materiality. She participated in several artistic residencies, among them: Obras Foundation (Alentejo 2020), Hangar, (Lisbon, 2020), Casero Residência (Rio de Janeiro, 2019), Agora Collective (Berlin 2012), Nena´s Contemporary art (Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2013). Among the group exhibitions we highlight “Clube” at Espaço Nowhere (Lisbon, 2020), “Le Salón DES Refusés” at Casa da Luz (São Paulo, 2019), “Pensaram ser paisagem, era corpo” at BNP Paribas Bank, through Kura arte (São Paulo, 2018), “Coletiva” at Galeria Nauart (Barcelona, 2016), “Black Tie” at Espaço Cultural do BNDES (Rio de Janeiro, 2015), “Catarse” at Fábrica Bhering (Rio de Janeiro, 2014) . She held some solo exhibitions, among them "Passages" at Galeria Sala da Praça (Ribeirão Preto, 2015) and "Azul" at Adearte gallery (Ribeirão Preto, 2013).
Support: República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes