Frida Baranek is a Miami based sculptor, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1961. Her work has been included at Bienal de São Paulo (1989), Bienalle di Venezia (1990), MOMA, NY (1993), among many others. Her work is in collections, such as Patrícia Phelps de Cisneros, NY; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C.; “Ministere de La Culture, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain”, France. In 2019, Frida was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculptor Grant.
Frida Baranek’s practice is driven by exploration and will to subvert materials used by industries. With a background as an architect and industrial designer, the structure of materials are kept intact allowing her to deconstruct to then construct. Baranek has used accumulations of continued lines, generally curved, to express life’s entanglement, the interlace of art and life. These sometimes elegant or dense lines, drawn in space, are an expression of her memories, ideas, feelings or history.