Vera Uberti

Vera Uberti is an Italian-Brazilian artist rooted in Italy. Her experience has led her to collaborate with museums, cultural centres and institutions, winning prestigious awards for her works and projects. 

Today she is an internationally renowned artist and art director, working in the fields of art, design, planning and production of cultural projects. For the past 15 years he has focused her artistic research on the development of immersive projects, with the aim of making the viewer a participant and protagonist of the work itself. Her most recent projects are "In Wonder(is)land" and "Stravaganze Imperiali", immersive art exhibitions in Garda Lake, Italy, where she uses light and large scale works to create a dialog between the public and the landscape. 

 

Vera began her artistic career in 2001 by joining the Plastic Arts course of the Armando Alvares Penteado-FAAP Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil. “Refletir” was her first work awarded at Faap Annual Art Awards in 2003. It won also the Chamex Prize Arte Jovem at Tomie Ohtake Institute in 2004.

In 2006 she moved to Italy where she attended a two years master “Paesaggistraordinari Art and Architecture” organized and directed by the Polytechnic University of Milan.

In 2007 she took part in the internship at the Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, one of the main exponents of the Arte Povera movement and creator of the Cittadellarte project - University of Ideas - Art and Socio-environmental Transformation in the city of Biella. During this period she realized, in partnership with the fashion industry Ermenegildo Zegna, the project “Perunfilo - il gioco di nonno Gildo” a work that received an international award in Australia.

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From 2009 to 2012 she collaborated with the public administration of the city of Brescia, Italy, performing several works in the city public spaces, among them “I Love my City”, ”I Setti Peccati”, “Genesis”, “Wonderland” with the participation of young Brescian artists.

From 2010 to 2013  she collaborated with the MUBA- museo dei bambini of Milano taking to the Sesc Pinheiros in São Paulo the exhibition “Proibido Não Tocar- Bruno Munari”. This experience started a fruitful partnership with Sesc and in 2010 she managed to bring at Sesc Belenzinho, the Art Povera-Mart collection of Rovereto curated by Gabriela Belli. In 2012, always at Sesc, she idealized and held the exhibition “Pinocchio, A Beautiful Art!” . The exhibition was one of the most visited at Sesc in the city of Sao Paulo that year.

From 2014 to 2018 she collaborated as artistic director with Areadocks in Brescia, Italy. In this period, she developed the “Artisti in Cantiere” workshop, with young Brescian artists, presenting several artistic installations such as Copacabana, L.O.V.E, Scatole Nere and La Rosa Verde.

In 2021 she founded MAI Museum, an open air museum that creates immersive art exhibitionsUsing multimedia technology, large-scale creations and works, overcoming the limits imposed by indoor environments, an ultra-sensorial fruition, in close contact with the surrounding landscape. "In Wonder(is)land" and "Stravaganze Imperiali" are the firsts MAI Museum's exhibitions created  by Vera as the artist and art director.

MAIN EXHIBITIONS

• 2022, "Stravaganze Imperiali" Artist and Art director, Grotte di Catullo, Italy.

• 2021, "In Wonder(is)land" Artist and Art director, Isola del Garda, Italy. 

• 2015, "Scatola Nera" (Black Box) selected for 1st Biennial of Rome, Italy.

• 2014, "L.O.V.E", space Areadocks of Art Brescia, Italy.

• 2013, "Artisti in Cantiere" (Artists at work) artist and space curator at Areadocks of Art Brescia, Italy.

• 2013, "Copacabana", space Areadocks of Art Brescia, Italy.

• 2012, "Pinocchio: a beautiful art!" Curator and artist, Sesc Belenzinho Sao Paulo, Brazil.

• 2011, "Arte Povera- Mart Rovereto collection", organizer at the Sesc Belenzinho São Paulo, Brazil

• 2010, "Forbidden Not to Touch - children in contacts with Bruno Munari", organizer of the exhibition at Sesc Pinheiros São Paulo, Brazil.

• 2010, "I Love my City" curator and artist with the work "Wordfalls", Brescia.

• 2010, "Sette Peccati" curator and artist with the work "Vita", Brescia.

• 2009, "The Ambulants", selected 'International Guerrilla Video Festival of Dublin', Dublin

• 2009, "Genesis" curator and artist with the work "Luau", Brescia.

• 2009, "Paese delle Meraviglie" curator and artist with the works "Cotidiano" and "Refletir", Cinema Nuovo Eden, Brescia.

• 2008, "Marcozero", Foundation Michelangelo Pistoletto Biella, Italy.

• 2007, "Perunfilo Il gioco di Nonno Gildo" at the Fondazione Michelangelo Pistoletto, Biella. Award for Planning in Landscape Architecture - Special Jury Citation for Innovation in Community Consultation ", AILA, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australia.

• 2006, "Campo Minado", selected at "Project Verbo - installation and performance" Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil curated by Eduardo Brandão and Daniela Labra

• 2006, "No Metro", selected at "RUMOS Project" Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, curated by Lizette Lagnado.

• 2005, "Reflect", selected at "Inspire Project" Northumberland, Great Britain.

• 2004, "O Monitor" and "The Best Art Work in the World", selected "36th Annual FAAP Art" Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado-FAAP, São Paulo, Brazil curated by Marcos Moraes

• 2004, "Bem-Aventuranças", "Reciclar" and "Refletir" selected "1st Open Exhibition Parallel to the XXVI São Paulo International Biennial for Young Artists", São Paulo, Brazil curated by José Roberto Aguiar, Paulo Klein, Thais Riniti , Antonio Peticov, Enock Sacramento

• 2004, "Linha da Felicidade", selected at "São Paulo: Multiple Perspectives", Museu Brasileira-MAB, São Paulo, Brazil curated by Marcos Moraes.

• 2004, "Reciclar" 3rd place "Chamex de Arte Jovem" Award, Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, curated by Agnaldo Farias.

• 2003, "Reflect", selected at "14th International Video-Brazil Festival" Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil, curated by Solange Farkas.

• 2003, "Reflect" 1st place "35th Annual FAAP Art Award", Armando Alvares Penteado-FAAP Foundation, São Paulo Brazil, curated by Marcos Moraes and Agnaldo Farias.