24 Jan Reflections With Valéria Nascimento
What are you most excited about for 2021?
I am excited to keep on developing new projects and having a chance to exhibit a new body of work once life gets back to some semblance of normality.
Where are you most hoping to travel once restrictions are lifted?
I have been dreaming of taking a little time off and heading to Sicily or perhaps a Greek island to recharge my batteries, as throughout the pandemic I kept my studio going without a break.
Do you have anything new on the horizon?
Yes, I am taking part in two virtual exhibitions in London, ‘Crafting a Difference’ at SoShiro gallery in Marylebone, curated by Brian Kennedy and ‘Collect’, the international art fair for contemporary craft and design. Also, I am very excited about an exhibition I am taking part in LA through Sage Culture who also represent my work. The show will explore ‘climate change’ themes and I am working on a large-scale installation that brought me back to my geographical roots from Brazil.
What is inspiring you right now?
A new concept I am developing that would be a segment of my work, where I want to produce some collectible objects.
What would you like to achieve by end of 2021?
I would like to have completed my residency in Jingdezhen, China that should happen in this September-October if the pandemic is more under control, given that it has been postponed on two previous occasions.
What would I find in your studio right now?
Disorder! I am completing the installation I am presently assembling for the LA show and have lots of small porcelain elements spread everywhere.
What is your general mood as we enter a new year?
I am trying hard to be optimistic, however the pandemic situation is so bad that it’s proving difficult to remain positive. I will keep trying!
If you could time travel, what would you say to the You of January 2020?
Live one day at a time.
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