Nottingham Contemporary presents the first UK solo museum exhibition of Erika Verzutti (b. 1971, São Paulo) curated by Nicole Yip, opening in Spring 2021.
The exhibition gathers sculptures in bronze, cement and papier mâché from the past 15 years alongside a body of new work and a site-specific commission. Known for their sensuality of form, tactility of materials and anthropophagic approach to references, Verzutti’s sculptures push against the Neo-Modernist and conceptual canon of Brazilian art with irreverence and resolve. This survey draws together key examples of her vocabulary of recurring forms, which combine allusions to the natural kingdoms with references from art history.