Victoria Civera was born in 1955 in Port de Sagunt, Catalonia. Today, the artist commutes between New York City and here home in Saro in Northern Spain.
As a sculptor, Civera uses materials that she finds at random and combines these with everyday objects. The themes of female identity and the implicit male dominance become those of her collages, paintings, and drawings. She believes in an unyielding feminine strength, which she manifests in confident poses of young women and intense contrast in color. Recently, Civera’s work has become more abstract.
Important solo shows may include, among others, the IVAM in Valencia (2011), CAC Málaga (2010), the Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid (2006), and the Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (2002).
Notable group exhibitions include the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2002), the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art (1999), and Elga Wimmer PCC, New York City (2001).
Civera’s work has also been honored with numerous catalogue representations and prizes, including the “Ojo Crítico” a las Artes Plásticas Award, which she received in 1993, and the “Alfons Roig,” Diputación de Valencia-Prize (1983).