Erika Verzutti was born in São Paulo in 1971, where she lives and works. She has a Bachelors degree in industrial design from the Universidade Mackenzie (1991) and a master's degree in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College (London, UK, 2000). She had solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019), Aspen art Museum, Aspen (2019), Pivô, São Paulo (2016), Sculpture Center, New York (2015); Tang Museum, Saratoga (2014) and Centro Cultural São Paulo (2012). Selected institutional shows are: 57th Venice Biennale (2017), 32ª Bienal de São Paulo (2016), 34th Panorama of Brazilian Art, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2015), 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2013), 9ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2013) and the 11th Biennale de Lyon (2011). Her work is present the collections Tate Modern, London; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo and Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, among others.In her work, Erika Verzutti combines dissimilar elements and styles. She can work with classical materials such as bronze and clay or craftier ones such as papier-mâché and cardboard. Many of her sculptures reveal a special attention to nature through the use of cast fruits and vegetables, other works sources from current matters such as newspaper headlines and internet phenomena.