Sarah Sze

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About the Artist

Since the late 1990s, Sarah Sze has developed a signature visual language that challenges the static nature of sculpture. Sze draws from Modernist traditions of the found object, dismantling their authority with dynamic constellations of materials that are charged with flux, transformation and fragility. Captured in this suspension, her immersive and intricate works question the value society places on objects and how objects ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit.

In Focus – Sarah Sze: Sleepers, on view at Victoria Miro Venice

 

Sarah Sze’s first exhibition at Victoria Miro Venice, the artist’s sixth with Victoria Miro, marks a return to Venice for Sze, who featured in the 1999 and 2015 Biennales and represented the United States with her exhibition Triple Point in the 2013 Biennale.

 

Two immersive environments explore how images are constructed and memories are formed. In a new moving-image installation, entitled Sleepers, 2024, Sze transforms the gallery with an array of ever-changing projections suspended throughout the space that coalesce as both memento mori and memento vivere – a reminder that life is transient, and also that life must be lived.

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

12 October - 6 November 2021

Sarah Sze

New wall-based works continue Sze’s decades-long exploration of the ways in which the proliferation of images fundamentally changes our relationship to physical objects, memories, and time.

Victoria Miro Gallery II
24 February - 30 April 2021

The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue

An exhibition of work by 19 artists celebrating the colour blue, available online and on Vortic as part of The London Collective.

Victoria Miro on Vortic
8 June - 28 July 2018

Sarah Sze: Afterimage

An exhibition featuring two new site-specific works: Images in Debris, an installation of images, light, sound, film, and objects, that seeks to transform the visitor's perception and experience of the first-floor gallery; and Afterimage, an environment of wall-based works in...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
23 September - 5 November 2016

Protest

Doug Aitken, Jules de Balincourt, Vlassis Caniaris, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christian Holstad, Isaac Julien, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kara Walker Historical and...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
13 October - 14 November 2015

Forces in Nature

Curated by Hilton Als
A group exhibition curated by the celebrated US critic and author Hilton Als. The exhibition explores the idea of man in nature and includes works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, NS Harsha, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Celia...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
30 January - 28 March 2015

Sarah Sze

Spanning all three spaces, this is the artist's third solo show with the gallery and her first presentation in Europe since representing the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale. In the Wharf Road galleries the exhibition comprises three installations...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
30 January - 28 March 2015

Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze's exhibition at Victoria Miro spans all three spaces. This is the artist's third solo show with the gallery and her first presentation in Europe since representing the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale. In the Wharf Road...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
30 January - 14 March 2015

Sarah Sze

Spanning all three spaces, this is the artist's third solo show with the gallery and her first presentation in Europe since representing the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale. In the Wharf Road galleries the exhibition comprises three installations...
Victoria Miro Mayfair
20 June - 11 August 2012

Sarah Sze

Victoria Miro is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by Sarah Sze, her second solo show with the gallery. Characteristic of Sze's expansive practice, the exhibition will comprise several interrelated installations - conceptual constellations of everyday objects. Over...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
24 March - 9 April 2009

The Collection

Group Exhibition

Victoria Miro collaborates with Siobhan Davies to present The Collection. For three weeks, performers and artists present specially commissioned dance and artworks at Victoria Miro Gallery in North London and Siobhan Davies Studios in South London. 

Victoria Miro Gallery I
1 - 22 September 2007

Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze's first exhibition with the gallery spans both floors. The work on the ground floor is new to the gallery, while the piece on the second floor incorporates a reconfiguration of a recent work - Tilting Planet - initially...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
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