Vera Mota

Vera Mota (Porto, 1982) lives and works in Porto.

The artist’s practice, rooted in performance, sculpture, and drawing, grants particular attention to the economy of the presence, effort and action. Identified with minimalist principles, her work seeks to create new spaces for objects and the participation of the body. Through exercises that often point to a conflict between a quest for order and a simultaneous fascination with the possibilities of error and accident, Vera Mota, by means of simple actions and combinations, highlights the physical qualities of carefully selected materials, chosen for its specificities, which influence or even determine the production of the work.

The works of Vera Mota have been featured in exhibitions at Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett and Serralves Contemporary Art Museum (Porto, Portugal); Matadero (Madrid, Spain); Ireland’s Biennial (Limerick, Ireland), and SESC Belenzinho (São Paulo, Brazil), among other.

Her work is part of important collections such as a PLMJ, Maria &Armando Cabral, António Cachola – MACE, Ilídio Pinho and Centro de Arte Oliva – Norlinda & José Lima Collection.