Rio de Janeiro, 1943
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro
In a research that encompasses the relationship between society, nature and technology, Regina Vater has developed a complex and sophisticated body of work over the last four decades that contributes significantly to the debate on the emergence of a media ecology in the areas of art and contemporary life. The poetic, activist and ecological nature of his work has always been woven into trans-media impulses, where the language of each work presents itself as a further development of the artist interests. It is from these relations that emerge some of her reflections on the cultural constructions around the female body. Because of this, it is impossible not to mention her figure as protagonist within a whole generation of Brazilian women artists who conquered their institutional space, traveled, debated and persevered in a circuit still so dominated by men.
Her work has recently been shown in individual shows at MAC Niterói, Oi Futuro Flamengo and Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, in Rio de Janeiro. Vater also participated in important collective exhibitions, such as: Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985, organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles - with itinerancies through the Brooklyn Museum, NY and Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, organized by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, ArteVida - Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Subversive Practices - Kunstverein, Stuttgart and History of Sexualities - MASP - São Paulo.
Vater’s works belong to important collections, such as: MoMA (New York), Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection (Vienna), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, USA), San Antonio Museum of Art (Texas, USA), ArtPace Foundation (San Antonio, USA), Latin America Collection of the University of Essex (England), Marvin and Ruth Sackner Visual Poetry Archives (Miami), Long Beach Museum of Art (Los Angeles), CAYC - Centro de Artes Y Comunicación (Buenos Aires), Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), Museum of Modern Art (São Paulo), Museu de Arte Contemporânea - USP (São Paulo) e Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro).