Built on the contrasts between heavy and light, eternal and ephemeral, precious and ordinary, Valeria Vaccaro’s work sets us before the uncertainty of our time. Elegant work and impeccable in its realisation in which the sculpture’s material par excellence becomes symbolic of the fluid society that distinguishes us. Valeria Vaccaro is a young Turinese sculptor fascinated by fire’s purifying force and its symbolic, alchemical and primordial meaning. Fire transforms everything, even marble, the material which the artist has chosen as an expressive weapon, shaping it until it looks like wood, burnt and blackened by the flames.
Valeria Vaccaro was born in 1988 in Turin. After attending the Artistic High School, she studied sculpture at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin (under the guidance of Prof Luciano Massari). Since 2005 she has been exhibiting regularly in solo and group shows in Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom and Montenegro and she has taken part in art fairs. Between 2013 and 2015 she participated in the Biennale Itinerante Europea JCE Jeune Création Européenne. In 2015 she exhibited at Exhibit in Turin and at the Castle Museum of Contemporary Art in Rivara. In 2017, she won a special mention from the city of Turin at the Art Prize CBM. In the same year, she was one of the winners of ArTeam Cup 2017. In 2021 she was selected for exhibiting some of her sculptures at BAG Bocconi Art Gallery in Milan. In 2022 she is the winer of the Second Prize of the VAF Foundation Award – 9th Edition recognized by the prestigious German Foundation to promote innovative positions in Italian Contemporary Art and to communicate them in Germany. She lives and works in Turin.