Valeria Vaccaro’s artistic endeavour, whether in the plastic or the two-dimensional works, revolves around fire, natural and dynamic element that, in the act of combustion, generates renewal through the purification of all things, elevating them to a level of higher perfection. In her works fire is present not as a destructive factor, but as a creative force, capable of generating transformations and shaping the material. Her seemingly wooden works are discovered, after careful observation, to be masterfully carved in marble. One finds power and fragility cohabiting in everyday objects where it is possible to glimpse the whiteness and the brightness among the burn marks.
Valeria Vaccaro 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 exhibited at Exihibit a Torino and at the Rivara Castle Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2017, for the occasion of the Art Prize CBM, she won a special mention from the city of Turin. In 2019 she began the collaboration with the PUNTO SULL'ARTE Gallery and exhibited at the 15th edition of ArtVerona. She lives and works in Turin.