Waleria Americo | Brazil

Visual artist. Her artistic experiments build tension as they approach issues relating to the body and its surroundings, architecture and landscape, opening up new vistas in space-time orientation while never allowing themselves to be pinned down. Waléria Américo works predominantly with photographs or videos – often portraying performances – that are ultimately integrated into installations, as well as with objects, drawing and experiments in sound. She  has exhibited solo at Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste, Fortaleza (2008); and Galeria Laura Marsiaj, Rio de Janeiro (2012); and participated in Panorama da Arte Brasileira, at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (2007); the Bolsa Pampulha grant, Belo Horizonte (2005 e 2006); and Rumos Visuais, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (2005 and 2006). Waléria won the Illy Sustain Art Brasil Prize from SP Arte, São Paulo (2013). She lives and works in Fortaleza.

Pendular | 2014, video installation

Waléria Américo’s experimentations create tension between issues that permeate the body, architecture, and landscape. In Pendular, the force of the body turns the action of dragging a piano into a rhythmic operation. The instrument articulates a cadency between the possible and the impossible, reverberating a topical sonority. The action oscillates through the pendulum motion and the conflict arises in the duel between two lines that oppose one another, but that can also join forces or go into communion. 

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