In her work, Sol Calero creates site-specific installations that work as spaces for gathering. She often uses opulent three-dimensional tableaus and has staged situations as far ranging as a school to a spa and a currency exchange office. Calero’s works are at once vibrant, bright, and playful, while also examining the political overtones of themes such as cultural representation, national identity, exoticism and marginalization. Her Venezuelan background has influenced an interest in looking at cultural codes or clichés from the Latin American context that proliferate and change, as well as the way in which visual symbols can undergo transformation.
Works from this artist
Sol Calero was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1982. She now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Sol Calero’s work is part of public collections worldwide. These include the Collection Lafayette Anticipations (Paris), Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Germany), CA2M Collection (Madrid), Musée des Abattoirs/FRAC Occitanie (Toulouse), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, CNAP – Centre National des Arts Plastiques (France), Museo Madre (Naples), Hiscox Collection (London) and the Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio Di Cuneo (Italy).
Calero graduated the Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife) with a BA in Fine Arts and received a Master in Design from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Galleria Francesca Minini (Milan), Stavanger Museum, Kunst Meran, 1646 Experimental Art Space (The Hague), Bergen Assembly 2022, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki), Crèvecoeur (Paris), KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco (Cuneo), Bergen Kunsthall, Centre d´art Neuchâtel, Copenhagen Contemporary, Villa Arson (Nice), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunsthal Extra City (Antwerpen), Tate Liverpool, ChertLüdde (Berlin), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Brücke Museum (Berlin), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), ACCA Melbourne (Melbourne), Kunstpalais Erlangen, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart (Berlin), Folkestone Triennial, Kunsthaus Bregenz, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Museo Apparente (Naples), Outdoor Sculpture Triennial (Berlin), Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, TEA (Tenerife) and The Centre of Contemporary Art (Toruń).