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regina vater | Jaqueline Martins

Regina Vater, Quem provoca a cicatriz em você! Quem provoca a cicatriz em mim? 1977, Courtesy Jaqueline Martins, Photo José Pelegrini

In research that covers the relationship between society, nature and technology, Regina Vater (Rio de Janeiro, b.1943) has developed, over the past four decades, a complex and sophisticated body of work that contributes significantly to the debate on the emergence of a media ecology in the fields of art and contemporary life. The poetic, activist and ecological nature of his work has always been woven into transmedia impulses, where the language of each work presents itself as another development of his interests.

Her work was recently shown in individual shows at MAC Niterói, Oi Futuro Flamengo and Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, in Rio de Janeiro. Vater also participated in important group shows, such as: Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985 , organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles – with itineraries at the Brooklyn Museum, NY and Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s , organized by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection, ArteVida – Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Subversive Practices – Kunstverein, Stuttgart and History of Sexuality – MASP – São Paulo.

Regina Vater’s works are part of important collections, such as: MoMA (New York), Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection (Vienna), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, USA), San Antonio Museum of Art (Texas, USA), ArtPace Foundation (San Antonio, USA), Latin America Collection of the University of Essex (England), Marvin and Ruth Sackner Visual Poetry Archives (Miami), Long Beach Museum of Art (Los Angeles), CAYC – Arts Center Y Comunicación (Buenos Aires), Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), Museum of Modern Art (São Paulo), Museum of Contemporary Art – USP (São Paulo) and National Museum of Fine Arts (Rio de Janeiro). She lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.