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.
She was born in 1988 in Turin. After attending the Artistic High School, she studied architecture at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. She has exhibited regularly since 2005. Between 2013 and 2015 she participated in the Biennale Itinerante Europea JCE Jeune Création Européenne. In 2015 she presented her works 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 2020 she was selected for exhibiting some of her sculptures at BAG Bocconi Art Gallery in Milan. She lives and works in Turin.