Solange Pessoa was born in 1961 in Ferros, Brazil. A native of the Minas Gerais region – the land of the Baroque and the Rococo, but also of soapstone mines – she investigates the concept of time and memory in her works through her focus on references to the organic and her use of a variety of materials such as stone, leather, oil, fat or minerals. The motifs in Pessoa’s sculptures reference prehistoric rock paintings and bring the image of fossils to mind. Her art is always rooted in the natural environment of the land of her birth, in particular through her use of soapstone from the local quarries to sculpt the biomorphic forms that typify her work.
Her work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.