The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Friday, July 30, 2021

Victoria Miro announces representation of Paula Rego
Paula Rego © Nick Willing.

LONDON.- Victoria Miro announced the representation of Paula Rego. This new collaboration with the artist will be marked by a major exhibition at the gallery during the latter part of 2021. Works by the artist will feature in the gallery’s presentation for Frieze London 2020 (9–16 October; previews 7–8 October).

An artist of uncompromising vision and a peerless storyteller, Paula Rego has since the 1950s brought immense psychological insight and imaginative power to the genre of figurative art. Drawing upon details of her own extraordinary life, on politics and art history, on literature, folk legends, myths and fairytales, Rego’s work at its heart is an exploration of human relationships, her piercing eye trained on the established order and the codes, structures and dynamics of power that embolden or repress the characters she depicts. Often turning hierarchies on their heads, her tableaux, whether tender or tragic, consider the complexities of human experience and the experience of women in particular. She is especially celebrated for works that forcibly address aspects of female agency and resolve, suffering and survival, such as the Dog Women series, begun in 1994, the Abortion series, 1998–99, which is considered to have influenced Portugal’s successful second referendum on the legalisation of abortion in 2007, and the recent series Female Genital Mutilation, 2008–09. Next year, the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Rego’s work to date will take place at Tate Britain (16 June–24 October 2021).

Rego’s art transcends the art world. She is heralded as a feminist icon and is a household name. In her native Portugal the government commissioned the celebrated architect Eduardo Souto de Moura to design and build a museum dedicated exclusively to her work – Paula Rego’s House of Stories, situated in Cascais, which opened to the public in 2009. In the UK, where she has lived since 1951, attending the Slade School of Fine Art from 1952–56, her first major solo exhibition in London was held at AIR Gallery in 1981, followed in 1988 by an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. She was appointed the first National Gallery Associate Artist in 1989–90. She has been the subject of numerous books and TV programmes, including Paula Rego, Secrets & Stories, a BBC documentary directed by the artist’s son Nick Willing, which won the Royal Television Award for Best Arts Program in 2018, and The Southbank Show in 1992 and 2007. Her art continues to have an enduring influence upon younger generations, who are introduced to her work through the GCSE syllabus. In 2010 she was made a Dame of The British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Victoria Miro said, ‘I have greatly admired Paula Rego for many years. She is a fearless artist who paints life and the world head-on. Her work resonates today more powerfully than ever and I am excited to bring it to new audiences. It is an immense privilege to represent her and I look forward to entering this exciting new chapter together.’

Paula Rego said, ‘I am very excited to join Victoria Miro’s gallery. I have known Victoria for many years and have always been a great admirer of her and her beautiful galleries. I believe that Victoria really understands my work so I hope that this will prove to be a long and happy relationship.’

Original works by Paula Rego will be represented by Victoria Miro. Prints by Paula Rego will be represented by Cristea Roberts Gallery.

Today's News

October 5, 2020

Postponed Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition now open at the National Gallery

Britain's Royal Opera House to sell Hockney painting to raise funds

Kenzo Takada, first Japanese designer to conquer Paris fashion, dies aged 81

Why this artist is paying bodegas with 120,000 pennies

The Städel Museum opens an exhibition of Netherlandish drawings of the eighteenth century

Extraordinary discovery of neurons in the vitrified brain of a victim of the 79 AD Vesuvian eruption

Victoria Miro announces representation of Paula Rego

Page Bond Gallery opens an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Peri Schwartz

French star Jeanne Moreau's dresses to be sold

Phillips announces highlights from the October auctions of 20th Century & Contemporary Art in London

Initio Fine Arts opens exhibition of works by Anna Horváth and Reda Amalou

Rare 13th century Islamic gold coin estimated to fetch £200,000-300,000 at Morton & Eden

Exhibition considers artistic explorations of scale, material, and process

James Cohan now represents Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Oil painting by David Burliuk brings $39,100 at Weiss Auctions

Barack Obama's historic basketball jersey and Michelle Obama's iconic dress head to Julien's Auctions

Ideals of beauty, female figure explored in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Virginia Bianchi Gallery opens an exhibition of works by artists Wednesday Kim and Giuliana Rosso

'Everything crossed over': Michael Clark's cheeky world of dance

Solo exhibition of new work by Rivane Neuenschwander on view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Artcurial to offer over 1500 items from the Roméo Collection

Sotheby's announces highlights included in its inaugural annual "Halloween" Spirits sale

1948 Bristol 400 for sale with H&H Classics at the Imperial war museum Duxford

Bodleian Libraries celebrate visionary female photographer Helen Muspratt with retrospective

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful