Portugal, 1982


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.