The Awake Volcanoes at Denver Art Museum

April 7, 2024–July 21, 2024

The Awake Volcanoes: Sandra Vásquez de la Horra is the first solo show in an U.S. museum for the Chilean artist, known for her recent participation at the Venice Biennale and being the recipient of the prestigious Käthe Kollwitz Prize for 2023.

The Awake Volcanoes highlights paintings, drawings, and prints by Vásquez de la Horra, exploring notions of fantasy, desire, fear, and pleasure to explore the relationship between the human body and the world around it. Drawing is central to her practice, reminding viewers that it is a flexible and dynamic medium that is still essential to contemporary art making.

Artist portrait

Video portrait of the artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, created as part of her exhibition The Awake Volcanoes by Denver Art Museum. You can watch the video The World of Sandra Vásquez de la Horra here.