Victoria Miro announces representation of María Berrío

Victoria Miro announced representation of María Berrío. Work by the Brooklyn-based artist will feature as part of the gallery’s presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2019. Her first solo exhibition in the UK will take place at Victoria Miro in June 2020. Based in Brooklyn, María Berrío grew up in Colombia. Her large-scale works, which are meticulously crafted from layers of Japanese paper, reflect on cross-cultural connections and global migration seen through the prism of her own history. Populated predominantly by women, Berrío’s art often appears to propose spaces of refuge or safety, kaleidoscopic utopias which in the past have been inspired in part by South American folklore, where humans and nature coexist in harmony. To these apparently idealised scenes, however, Berrío brings to light the hard realities of present-day politics. For example, Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope), 2019, in which girls a

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