Sandra Vásquez de la Horra (1967, Chile) participates in this year's Venice Biennale curated by Cecilia Alemani.
'The Milk of Dreams', the title of the Exhibition, takes the name from a book by Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), “in which the Surrealist artist describes a magical world where life is constantly re-envisioned through the prism of the imagination. It is a world where everyone can change, be transformed, become someone else”, declared the Italian curator Cecilia Alemani.
Drawing from the ancestral imaginary, the Chilean artist has created a body of work to immerse us in her extraordinary universe titled 'Las Cordilleras Encontradas'.
Exploring further with colour and three-dimensionality, Vásquez de la Horra draws on her own personal story and experiences to capture the fundamental metaphors of the everyday life: borderline experiences, femininity, fear and death, as well as poetry, the uncanny, religion and politics.
The 59th edition is center on three thematic areas: the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses; the relationship between individuals and technologies; the connection between bodies and the Earth. And it takes place in the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and in the Arsenale from April 23 to November 27 of 2022.