Rio de Janeiro, 1961
Suzana Queiroga's work first appeared in Rio de Janeiro's art scene in the 1980s when the exhibition "Como vai você geração 80?" introduced the work of 100 young artists in 1984, causing significant impact on the future of Brazilian art. Queiroga is one of the most noted members of this group of artists who, along with Daniel Senise, Leda Catunda, Beatriz Milhazes, Delson Uchoa, Nuno Ramos, Cristina Canale among others, gained national and international expression .
Paintings, sculptures, installations, inflatables, and urban interventions are some of the various forms of expression chosen by Suzana Queiroga. A restless artist and researcher, her work stands out for its intelligent play, employing improbable and radical operations that break with tradition and forge a wide-ranging field of possibilities and infinite configurations. Unfolding in true network fashion, her art connects various media that intersect and intercross, creating a poetic and contemporary whole.
In the complex and plural universe of contemporary art, Suzana Queiroga invites us to follow her own path as a thinker. Queiroga's interest in different fields of knowledge, and her scientific and philosophical research leads her to interconnect diverse elements and cultural domains at the same time. It is not the aim of Queiroga's work to merely lead the audience to contemplation, she would like spectators to immerse themselves in a profound sensory field, to reach the mental space in which the work of art relates to being and time, and reverberates them. Relating to space and time, her work is also associated with the seminal thought of Brazilian artists Hélio Oiticica and Ligia Clark, renowned for making fundamental contributions to bring fine arts closer to reality by adding sensory experience to artistic expression.