Art Taaalkssss: Sol Calero

Thursday 21 April, 5:30 pm
Sol Calero (VEN)

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Sol Calero, El barco de piedra (The Clay Ship), 2020, installation view, Contemporary Copenhagen, courtesy of the artist, photo: David Stjernholm

Sol Calero (born in Caracas, lives and works in Berlin) grew up in Venezuela until emigrating to Europe aged 17. Her work often combines paintings populated with motives inspired by the natural world to installations celebrating vernacular architecture and the social rituals attached to it. With her work she investigates the current and traditional tropical iconography and its relationship to the canons dictated by art history. Her work is often based on personal memories, stemming from travels to her homeland or taken from her own family archive.  

Her work was exhibited in venues such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Düsseldorf Kunstverein, Düsseldorf; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Villa Arson, Nice; Brücke Museum, Berlin; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon; SALTS, Basel; Studio Voltaire, London; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; KW, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Paris; Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone; among others.  

Sol Calero and her partner, the artist Christopher Kline, run the Berlin-based project space Kinderhook & Caracas.