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Sol Calero

Venezuelan, b. 1982

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Sol Calero

Venezuelan, b. 1982

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In her immersive, vibrant installations and paintings, Sol Calero mines her Latin American heritage to create works that foreground and celebrate its culture. Exploring the long-fraught relationship between her region of the world and Europe and America, she seeks to challenge the ways in which Latinos have been caricatured. She describes her motivation by saying, “I started wondering what Latin American art would have been if we hadn’t had such a big European influence, if we weren’t so focused on what was out there and more thinking what could we do ‘here.’” She sends up Latin American stereotypes by presenting brightly painted spaces hung with paintings bursting with tropical fruit. For one project, she transformed a gallery into a hybrid of a functioning beauty salon and salsa studio. Not content to focus only on her own work, Calero also co-runs a project space, called Kinderhook & Caracas.

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 3 more
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Biography

In her immersive, vibrant installations and paintings, Sol Calero mines her Latin American heritage to create works that foreground and celebrate its culture. Exploring the long-fraught relationship between her region of the world and Europe and America, she seeks to challenge the ways in which Latinos have been caricatured. She describes her motivation by saying, “I started wondering what Latin American art would have been if we hadn’t had such a big European influence, if we weren’t so focused on what was out there and more thinking what could we do ‘here.’” She sends up Latin American stereotypes by presenting brightly painted spaces hung with paintings bursting with tropical fruit. For one project, she transformed a gallery into a hybrid of a functioning beauty salon and salsa studio. Not content to focus only on her own work, Calero also co-runs a project space, called Kinderhook & Caracas.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Folkestone Triennial, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Sol Calero
Articles Featuring Sol Calero
The New Artist-Run TV Channel You Need to Watch
May 20th, 2016
The New Artist-Run TV Channel You Need to Watch
Up and Coming: Sol Calero Turns Studio Voltaire into a Kitsch-ified Caribbean Classroom
Oct 7th, 2015
Up and Coming: Sol Calero Turns Studio Voltaire into a Kitsch-ified Caribbean Classroom
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