Nazareth Pacheco

The work of Nazareth Pacheco exists in the space between Minimalism and Pop, constructing physical and visual metaphors that evoke a strong force of tactile intensity. Razor blades, silver mercury, needles and crystals can all be found within her multifaceted work, woven into sculptural garments, photographed in various arrangements and crafted into alchemistic icons of femininity, instinct and violence. Carefully composed and manufactured, Pacheco’s pieces are explicitly visceral, exposing the fragility of the human form. Like the scattered drops of silver mercury in her series Silver, there is an element of beauty and bodily harm in each elegantly crafted work.

Nazareth Pacheco has shown her work in a number of solo and group exhibitions in her native Brazil and abroad since 1988, including Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Instituto de Cultura Brasileira, Berlin, Germany, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan, and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo.