Adriana Varejão is a Brazilian artist. She works in various disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and photography.Born in 1964, Varejão lives and works in Rio de Janeiro and is one of Brazil's leading contemporary artists. References to the effects of colonialism of Brazil by Europe, are apparent in her work as well as art history and illusion. Her work is represented by the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City, NY, and has been included in numerous collections worldwide, some of which are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the The Tate Modern in London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, among others. Her work alludes to expansion and transformation of cultural identity, yet continues the use of her theme of understanding the past, in order to understand the present.