Festival Gallery


Ana Maria Pacheco

This powerful solo exhibition by Brazilian–born artist Ana Maria Pacheco features a new multi–figure polychrome wood installation, Remember, created especially for Galway International Arts Festival.

The exhibition will also include four earlier groups: Shadows of the Wanderer, 2008 [pictured] and Some Exercise of Power, 1980–1985, which is the overall title for three early sculptural groups – Some Exercise of Power [1980], Acrobats [1983] and The Banquet [1985].

Pacheco’s work deals with issues of control and the exercise of power and looks unflinchingly upon the perilous world people encounter as they strive for a better life. Pacheco looks fearlessly into the dark heart of humanity and seeks out the light. She encourages the viewer to get close to her figures and exploits the respective scale of each to challenge the audience’s physical and moral equilibrium.

Pacheco has lived and worked in England since 1973 and in 1997 she was both the first non–European and the first sculptor to be appointed artist in residence at the National Gallery London [1997–2000].

The making of this new work has been funded by The Williams Charitable Trust.

In association with the Dean Galway.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Partially accessible - no toilet access
  • Suitable for all ages