Manuela Viera-Gallo was born in Rome Italy in 1977, during the exile of her parents. She went back to Chile in 1984 where she study Art at The Catholic University of Santiago de Chile. She lives in New York since 2005.
Her work addresses social and political distress, such as Chile’s recent traumatic events and memory, through her own experience as an immigrant and cultural nomad.
In her pieces, Manuela manipulates the processes of political and social unsteady and ever-changing memory by using aesthetic interventions to intensify the charged imagery of former political dogmas and iconographies that become rapidly obsolete. “There is quite some of this anarchistic energy and humor in Viera Gallos‘works but foremost an allegorical impulse to keep the processes of memory critically active by deconstructing and transforming its notorious objects and sites.” Anke Kempkes.
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