Carla Zaccagnini

Carla Zaccagnini is an Argentinian artist, living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her work is often concerned with the fallibility of perception and she has created many works which are deliberately disconcerting and require mental agility from the viewer to decode what may be happening in any given piece - a fair comparison may be to imagine Escher's Infinite Staircase without actually seeing it. Zaccagnini often works on site-specific installations or in projects carried out as part of residencies in which she reflects on the place, language, ways of relating and the editing formats of the work itself. Recent works have found the artist making private and intimate use of language, concerning herself with notions of displacement of meaning.

In 2006 she participated, with several other Latin American artists, in the Zoo Portfolio Latin American edition, a portfolio of works curated by Adriano Pedrosa, published by Archeus and sold to raise funds for the Zoo Art Fair for emerging artists.

In 2008, Frieze Magazine reviewed her exhibition at Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo.

Previous exhibitions include:


Plano de falla, Ignácio Liprandi Arte Contemporâneo, Buenos Aires

Imposible pero necesario, Zona Maco Sur, Cidade do México


Reação em cadeia com efeito variável, (Permanent installation) at Museo de Arte Contemporâneo de Castilla y León, Spain

Bravo-Radio-Atlas-Virus-Opera, Solo Projects ARCO, Madrid


28ª Bienal de São Paulo

Bifurcações e Encruzilhadas, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo *


No. It is opposition, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada;

Museu das Vistas, Ersta Konsthall at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Wish, Galeria Blow de la Barra, London

Selection of Award-Winning Artists at Arteamericas, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO, Miami


Museu das Vistas, Ersta Konsthall, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm;

ICI ET LÀ-BAS, Quartier de Villaroy – Guyancourt, Paris

Cité Action, Assenede, Belgium

Selected Bibliography

ALBUQUERQUE, Fernanda, “Carla Zaccagnini”

PEDROSA, Adriano, Cream 3, London, Phaidon, 2003.