ARTIST BIO

Heloisa Escudero grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but relocated to the United States in 1987 where her interest in Fine Arts developed. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She holds American, Italian and Brazillian citizenships. She is interested in conceptually based art that is both tactile and interactive. Her most recent art projects focus on art that emphasizes the participation of the viewer. In 2007 she moved to Sweden where she worked as a full-time artist, creating four successful projects and exhibiting in Sweden at the Uppsala Art Museum and in Spain at the University of Valencia.
While in Swedenshe built the rst three BackPack Gallery Sculpture Units, starting the BackPack Gallery Project. In 2010, she relocated to New York City, where she collaborated with DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) in the project Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica. This collaboration was exhibited at the New York Photo Festival 2012. One of her BackPack Gallery exhibitions/ performances was held at the popular urban park, The High line. In the beginning of 2013 Heloisa set up her studio in Arlington, Virginia, where she works on several di erent art projects. When Heloisa Escudero is not in her studio making art she is working at the Hirshhorn Museum as an Exhibit Specialist and is a Curator at the Lobby Project Gallery for NoMA BID. Escudero has been showing in the DC area, New York city and Boston on a regular basis and her recent solo exhibition is part of the lecture artist program at the NOVA College in Woodbridge, VA. Every year she participates in the Governors Island Art Fair in New York City where her performance engages the audience to interact and become part of the art. In the Fall of 2017 she completed an Artist In Resident at Mountgomery College in Silver Spring, MD. On January 2018 Heloisa began a four months Bresler Artist Residency at Visart where she end the program with a solo show in 2019. Escudero has had numerous solo exhibitions including Arlington Art Center (Arlignton-VA), Object Center Gallery (Boston-MA), The New Gallery at NOVA Woodbridge Campus (Woodbridge-VA) and many more.Her art was mentioned at the the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Resource Magazine, Harvard University Archive and etc.