Regina Vater

Regina Vater (Born in Rio de Janeiro, 1943) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

In her research encompassing the relationship between society, nature, and technology, Regina Vater has developed a complex and sophisticated body of work over the last four decades that contributes significantly to the debate on the emergence of a media ecology in the areas of art and contemporary life. The poetic, activist and ecological nature of her work has always been woven into trans-media impulses, where the language of each work presents itself as a further development of the artist’s interests.


Vater’s work has recently been shown in individual shows at MASP São Paulo, MAC Niterói, Oi Futuro Flamengo, and Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, in Rio de Janeiro. Vater has also participated in important collective exhibitions, such as Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985, organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles – with itinerancies through the Brooklyn Museum NY and Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo; Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, organized by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection; ArteVida – Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro; Subversive Practices – Kunstverein, Stuttgart; and History of Sexualities, MASP – São Paulo.


Vater’s works belong to important collections, such as MoMA (New York), Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection (Vienna), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, USA), San Antonio Museum of Art (Texas, USA), ArtPace Foundation (San Antonio, USA), Latin America Collection of the University of Essex (England), Marvin and Ruth Sackner Visual Poetry Archives (Miami), Long Beach Museum of Art (Los Angeles), CAYC – Centro de Artes Y Comunicación (Buenos Aires), Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), Museum of Modern Art (São Paulo), Museu de Arte Contemporânea – USP (São Paulo) e Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro).