Laura Vinci (b. 1962, São Paulo, Brazil) is best known for her sculptures, large installation works and interventions. Her research is based on exploring the relationship between body, ephemerality and space. Vinci views the latter as a complex organism that mediates the interactions between the elements that inhabit it, all while remaining susceptible to the constant passing of time. As such, her work seeks to investigate how matter moves or is altered, showcasing its transitory nature and stimulating new understandings of our surroundings. 


Vinci began her artistic career in the mid-1980s, first dedicating herself fully to painting. Rather than turning to figuration, the artist sought to achieve almost tri-dimensional pieces, which quickly lead her to focus on sculpture. Her interest for changing matters is notably visible in the idea of erosion –captured in her intervention known as 'hourglass', which she created for the project Arte/Cidade 3 (1997) in São Paulo– and in the idea of condensation, present in her use of cooling coils that form frozen words. These interests also characterize Vinci's work with Teatro Oficina, where she has undertaken the role of artistic director, participating in the theater's set and costume design work. She is currently working with Mundana Companhia.


Laura Vinci lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. Main recent solo exhibitions and site-specific projects include: maquinamata, at Nara Roesler (2022), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Todas as graças, at Instituto Ling (2018), in Porto Alegre, Brazil; Morro mundo, at Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro (ECPS) (2017), in São Paulo, Brazil; No ar, at Casa França-Brasil (2015), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has also participated in the 10th Cuenca Biennale, Ecuador (2009); 2nd, 5th and 7th editions of the Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (1999, 2005 and 2009); and 26th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2004). Main recent group shows include: Máquina do mundo: Arte e indústria no Brasil, 1901-2021, at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (2021), in São Paulo, Brazil; O rio dos navegantes, at Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) (2019), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Passado/futuro/presente: arte contemporânea brasileira no acervo do MAM, at Museu de Arte Moderna in São Paulo (MAM-SP) (2019), São Paulo, Brazil, and at Phoenix Art Museum (2017), in Phoenix, USA; Belo, transitório, intangível e finito, at Farol Santander (2018), in São Paulo, Brazil; Pedra no céu – Arte e a Arquitetura de Paulo Mendes da Rocha, at Museu Brasileiro de Escultura e Ecologia (MuBE) (2017), in São Paulo, Brazil. Her works are included in important institutional collections, such as: Instituto Inhotim de Arte Contemporânea, Brumadinho, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), São Paulo, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy.




  • laura vinci explores the fragile state of the world in her new exhibition 'diurna' Download

    laura vinci explores the fragile state of the world in her new exhibition 'diurna'

    Ann Binlot, Forbes 31.7.2018
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    laura vinci: morro mundo

    felipe scovino, artforum 1.5.2018
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    laura vinci retrata dúvidas como bruma

    isabella menon, folha de são paulo 27.2.2018