Carla Zaccagnini is an Argentinian artist, living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. Her work is often concerned with the fallibility of perception and she has created many deliberately disconcerting works that require mental agility from the viewer to decode what is happening in any given piece. A fair comparison may be to imagine Escher’s Infinite Staircase without actually seeing it. Zaccagnini often works with on-site specific installations or in projects carried out as part of residencies through which she reflects on place and language as ways of relating and editing formats of the work itself. Recently, Carla has been engaging with works involved with making private and intimate use of language, and with concerning herself with notions of the displacement of meaning.
In 2006, she participated with several other Latin American artists in the Zoo Portfolio Latin American edition, a portfolio of works curated by Adriano Pedrosa, published by Archeus, and sold to raise funds for the Zoo Art Fair for emerging artists.
In 2008, Frieze Magazine reviewed her exhibition at Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo.