Juliana Cerqueira Leite – Convergence

Venezia - 09/01/2020 : 07/03/2020

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  • Luogo: ALMA ZEVI
  • Indirizzo: San Marco 3357 Salizzada San Samuele 30124 - Venezia - Veneto
  • Quando: dal 09/01/2020 - al 07/03/2020
  • Vernissage: 09/01/2020 ore 18 su invito
  • Autori: Juliana Cerqueira Leite
  • Generi: arte contemporanea, personale
  • Orari: su appuntamento

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ALMA ZEVI is proud to announce Juliana Cerqueira Leite: Convergence, the American-Brazilian artist’s second exhibition at the gallery in Venice. Convergence follows Juliana Cerqueira Leite’s (b. 1981) widely acclaimed solo show, Orogenesis, at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples (MANN), her first museum exhibition in Europe (July-September 2019).

Convergence presents three major sculptures made in 2019: Calcify, Contraction 2 and Contraction 3. All of these pieces are executed in plaster and produced during the artist’s recent residency in Naples

Cerqueira Leite’s works are the culmination of two years of research conducted in both Italy and the United States, resulting in a series of sculptures where the artist re-envisions the human figure through acts of transformation. Communicating a subtle choreography between the force of the body and the materials it presses against, these works all explore interior spaces as manifested by movement and gestures.

In these works, Cerqueira Leite creates links between the body of the past, the body of today and the body of the future. These disparate moments manifest themselves in three ways; the calchi of Pompeii, Martha Graham’s iconic twentieth-century choreography and the pose of the human body in the zero gravity environment of Outer Space.

Juliana Cerqueira Leite (b. 1981, Brazilian) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2019, the Furla Art Prize at the 5th Moscow International Young Art Biennial in 2016, and the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize in 2006. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Her work has been exhibited at SculptureCenter in New York; Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Brazil; The Venice Biennale Antarctic Pavilion; The Vancouver Biennale; Cass Sculpture Foundation in West Sussex; The Illmin Museum in South Korea, The Approach in London and Art Public at Art Basel Miami Beach. Her sculpture Climb (2012) is currently on view at Mitre Square in Central London as part of the City of London’s Sculpture in the City programme.

Contrazioni e convergenze. Una scultrice brasiliana sbarca a Venezia

Alma Zevi, Venezia – fino al 7 marzo 2020. Negli oggetti plastici della scultrice brasiliana Juliana Cerqueira Leite convergono e coesistono i calchi ricavati dagli scavi di Pompei, i principi della danza moderna ideata da Martha Graham e il corpo che fluttua in assenza di gravità.