Victoria Miro – Paula Rego: The Forgotten

19 November, 2021 - 22 January, 2022
Paula Rego, La Marafona, 2005, pastel on paper on aluminium, 187 x 135 cm, 73 5/8 x 53 1/8 in, © Paula Rego, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro is delighted to announce The Forgotten, a major exhibition by Paula Rego. To be held across the entirety of its Wharf Road spaces, the gallery’s first solo exhibition by the artist brings together significant individual works and important series, many rarely shown, drawn principally from the past 20 years.

Celebrated as a peerless storyteller, Paula Rego has often brought immense psychological insight and imaginative power to the stories that we try to suppress or tell ourselves only in private. Testament to a career spent exploring these hidden narratives and their associated stigmas, The Forgotten encircles themes and subjects that are often masked or concealed – out of politeness or embarrassment – such as mental illness and old age. 

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