The practice of Vera Mota (Oporto, 1982) is rooted in performance, sculpture, drawing and installation. Her work is identified with minimalist principles, and contains common traits that point to a conflict between a quest for order and a simultaneous fascination with the possibilities of error and accident. Vera Mota grants particular attention to the economy of presence, to effort and action, seeking thus to create new spaces for objects through composition. By means of simple action, she highlights the physical qualities of carefully selected materials, chosen for the specifics, in which they influence or even determine the production of her work. The practice of Mota often questions the conflicting conditions that govern the relationships of verticality and horizontality. This junction functions as a stimuli for the act of performance, albeit sometimes implicit and non-literal, whether due to the way that one senses the presence of a determined object or due to the suggestiveness of its possible use.
The works of Vera Mota has be featured in exhibitions at the Forum Engénio Almeida (Évora, Portugal), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães, Portugal), Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett (Oporto, Portugal), SESC (São Paulo, Brazil), Sismógrafo (Oporto, Portugal), Matadero (Madrid) and Fundação de Serralves (Oporto, Portugal) among other.