Sol Calero
(b. 1982, Venezuela)
Sol Calero lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2016); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2016); Statements, Art Basel, Laura Bartlett Gallery (2016); David Dale Gallery, Glasgow International (2016); Studio Voltaire, London (2015); Sala Mendoza, Caracas (2015); SALTS, Birsfelden (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: 1857, Oslo (2016); 1646, Den Hague (2016); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); nGBK, Berlin (2015); and Mostyn, Llandudno (2015). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Dortmunder Kunstverein (2017), Kunstpalais Erlangen (2017) and Folkestone Triennial (2017). She is co-director of the Berlin project space Kinderhook & Caracas and founder member of Conglomerate TV
Casa de Cambio appropriates the reception hall of the PinchukArtCentre. Responding directly to the recent dramatic economic crisis in Venezuela, caused by the extreme destabilisation of the Bolívar currency, as well as drawing on the Western aesthetical preoccupation with the exoticisation of cultures, the artist creates a playful, interactive environment – a space of negotiation – where questions of value, quality and authority are raised. In a volatile situation of conflicts and contradiction, the work favours a place for nostalgia, where the decorative, distracting and humorous become vital elements of daily activities and where artistic stance and statement manifest themselves through collaboration and exchange.

The installation includes videos by artists from Venezuela, Latin America and Ukraine.
Sol Calero. Casa de Cambio, 2016. Counter, paintings, office chairs, plants, vitrine, TVs, bill edition, jewelry, posters
Profiles of 21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017