Vera Uberti

Vera Uberti, born in Brazil in 1964, is an artist and a provider of ideas and solutions for cultural enterprises. Interlocutor of Italian and international institutions, working in the art, design, planning, production and coordination of cultural projects.

 

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” in 2003  was her first work awarded at Faap Annual Art Awards and “Reciclar” in 2004 won  Chamex Prize Arte Jovem at Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo.

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

In 2008 she participated, together with the Italian artists Valentina Vetturi and Katia Meneghini, at an the artistic residence of the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation - FAAP, Sao Paulo. During this period the three artists realized the project Marcozero at the Praça da Sé in Sao Paulo.

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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 2019, she carried out the work Nero su Verde at the headquarters of Manerbio of the insurance company Generali Italia.

MAIN EXHIBITIONS

• 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.