Adriana Varejão

Adriana Varejão

Adriana Varejão is one of the most prominent artists living and working in Brazil today, whose rich and diverse artistic oeuvre is fueled by the mythic pluralism of Brazilian identity and its histories. Drawing upon the aesthetic traditions and visual legacy of colonialism and transcultural exchange, she has reconceived and extended the concept and practice of painting by fusing mediums, surfaces, and artistic lineages in unprecedented ways.

Varejão is known for her extraordinary installations of ornamental blue tilework, large-scale sculpture, and her renowned "tile" paintings that powerfully consider issues of identity and colonialism. Her diverse and expansive body of work is explored in depth in 'Adriana Varejão', from her earliest paintings in the 1990s to her most recent multimedia installations.

The artist's first English-language monograph includes an introduction by editor Louise Neri; essays by curator Paulo Herkenhoff, critic and curator Luisa Duarte, and art historian Angela H. Brown; and an interview with the artist by Jochen Volz.

Published by Rizzoli Electa

Designed by Pacific


288 pages

9 ¾ × 11 ½ inches

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