Having studied architecture (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1977), Ana Holck seeks a dialogue between art and architectural and urban spaces, in search of new relationships and of a contemporary geometry. By using diverse materials - such as adhesive vinyl, alveolar polycarbonate, bricks, concrete blocks - all of which have their original functions subverted by the artist - Ana creates, mainly, sculptures and objects. Since 2001, she has been presenting individual exhibits of large-format installations.
Among her main exhibitions are “Bastidor”, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, “Lugar Algum”, SESC Pinheiros (2010), “Os Amigos da Gravura”, Museu da Chácara do Céu, Rio de Janeiro, “Notas sobre Obras”, Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea e Galeria Virgilio (2006); “Canteiro de Obras”, Paço das Artes (2006); “Elevados”, Paço Imperial (2005); and “Quarteirão”, Centro Universitário Mariantonia (2004).
She participated in the collective exhibits “AGORA” simultâneo instantâneo, at Santander Cultural Porto Alegre (2011), “Trilhas do Desejo”, Rumos Itaú Cultural (2009); “Borderless Generation”, Korea Foundation, Seul (2009); and “Nova Arte Nova”, CCBB (2008).
She was awarded the Prêmio Itamaraty de Arte Contemporânea (2011) and the Prêmio Funarte de Artes Plásticas Marcantonio Vilaça (2009), among others. Her work is part of the collections Itaú Cultural; MAM São Paulo, MAM Rio de Janeiro (col. Gilberto Chateaubriand); MAC-Niterói and Pinacoteca de São Paulo. In 2011, she participated in the collective exhibitions Lost in lace, at Birmingham Museum of Art and Nova Escultura Brasileira at Caixa Cultural do Rio de Janeiro.