Maria Laet, ‘Dobra’, 2016, Galeria Marilia Razuk

About Maria Laet

In quiet black-and-white and color photographs, Maria Laet captures organic and inorganic objects—a needle, balloon, wood, or chalk—and stages and photographs actions, such as a thread being stitched into a beach, or a drop of ink being blown across a sheet of paper. “There is an act, as a ritual, in which the first poetry of the work is condensed,” she has said. “I refer to it as the first poetry because it gives birth to the work, it is in its most pulsating state, intense and precarious.” For her “Pavement Milk” series (2008), she poured buttermilk into pavement cracks in the streets of London, and photographed the results, framing them in dynamic compositions.

Brazilian, b. 1982, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Solo Shows

2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Pore
2016
MdM Gallery, 
Paris,
Maria Laet - com a pele fina
2014
Rooster Gallery, 
New York, USA,
Jaro 3
2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Pedra Vão
2014
São Paulo, Brazil,
Situação de água
2013
MdM Gallery, 
Paris,
Maria Laet: La Voix/E Des Choses, curated by Felipe Scovino
2013
3+1 Contemporary Art Gallery, 
Lisbon, Portugal,
pela superfície
2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
O que vive é espesso
2010
Milan, Italy,
Gesto Minimo
2010
Centro Universitário MariAntonia, 
São Paulo, Brazil,
Desenhos de Ar
2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Eu fiz o nada aparecer
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