ID: Veto is seated on a set of purple stairs, flanked by a cascade of potted red flowers adorning one side. Veto's gaze is fixed thoughtfully beyond the camera, their chin resting on their fist. They have short, tousled brown hair, hazel eyes, and a gold septum piercing. Wearing a stylish blue jacket adorned with delicate light blue flower pattern.

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Vitória Monteiro aka veto (b. Brazil) is a visual artist, arts worker and facilitator. In their art practice, they explore the intricacies of language abstraction, the anti-archive and the reprocessing of information. Navigating the fields where information dwells, veto's work provides a new realm for knowledge to co-exist that is silent, inarticulate, and abstract. Their community practice centers accessible, joyful, and more tender approaches to existing within art and cultural spheres. As a facilitator, they reimagine office culture and modes of productivity, shifting towards cultivating workspaces that prioritize care. By exploring ways of incorporating play, stimming, and self-expression into office culture or the day-to-day, veto roots these shifts as powerful acts of resistance.

veto is living & working in solidarity on the unceded and occupied ancestral lands of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.




2024    To a pulp, Artspeak Gallery Vancouver, Canada


2023    To Fold; To Fault, CityScape Community ArtSpace, NorthVan Arts North, Vancouver, Canada

2022    I Have Forgotten My Umbrella, Mónica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2022    Digital Interventions Part 2: Mediating Vessels,  Massy Arts Society, Vancouver, Canada

2022    Just Out of Reach, The Couch 2022 The Couch Space as part of Unit/Pitt’s Wrong Wave 
              Festival, Vancouver, Canada

2021     BFA Graduating Exhibition 2022: SUPERCHARGED, Audain Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2021    Creative Reuse: The Art of Upcycling, Langley Centennial Museum & Exhibition Center, Langly, Canada

2020    BFA Project 2020: Recursion, Audain Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada