SETAREH gallery will feature Brazilian artist Cybèle Varela in an exhibition entitled "Between Spaces". Varela will showcase works that promote a contemporary art dialogue. Her work will be on public display from 30.04 to 03.06.2023 at the gallery's location in Schöneberg, opening as part of Gallery Weekend Berlin. This is her first exhibition with the gallery and debut in Germany.
Unknown Prisoner, oil on canvas, 2015
Unknown Prisoner is one of Cybèle Varela's works displayed in the Unknown portrait series.
Press Preview Event
Discovering Varela's work online I was blown away by the rigor and consistency of throughout her career, from the Tropicalismo urban scenes of the 60s through the conceptual landscapes of the 70s and 80s and the socially provocative works she has made since. I wanted to give a strong introduction to this little known artist and get Cybèle the most exposure we could, so we are putting her forward when many people travel to Berlin and dedicate time to see exhibitions. I was specifically interested in showing the work from the past 10 years which has deep decolonial intention and also in conversation with ideas of Latino Futurism, radical formations which are at the core of cultural discourses in Berlin at this time. 60 years into her career the work remains not only formally progressive but socially conscious and engaged"
Lee Plested, Berlin-based curator
Latino Futurism involves cultural productions based on technological advancements and radical visions of the future stemming from Chicana/os, Puerto Ricans, Dominican Americans, Cuban Americans, and other Latin American immigrant populations
About Cybèle Varela
CEO at Quinto GmbH
Senior Communications Manager at Quinto GmbH