Born in São Paulo. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brasil. Jacqueline "Jac" Leirner, is best known for the sculptures and installations she creates from mundane objects and ephemera, including devalued bank notes, used envelopes, promotional tickets, empty packs of cigarettes and plastic shopping bags. Her work is included in several prestigious collections : MOCA, Los Angeles, MoMA, New York, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Tate Modern, London, amongst others.
About her work:
Jac Leirner's work is often expressed through processes of collection and order: accumulating objects and an acute, in-depth observation of their characteristics, breaking into their normal cycle of consumption, followed by a reformulation and conversion into visual qualities that express colour, materiality, and a presence in space. These often mimic the salient characteristics of the objects themselves, using them as proportional paragons of size. She organizes and presents her material in unusually complex ways, highlighting the banality of each object, enabling a refocus of its form and beauty. Through their seriality and bold accents of colour, her work references both the histor of Brazilian Constructivisim as well as the legacy of Arte Povera and Minimalism.
Represented by Galleria Franco Noero, Torino (Italy)