Gudrún Vera (b. 1966) has been focused on the human form ever since her Figure doing nothing in 1996. Working in Plastilina, a permanently soft modeling clay, she stages her bald, naked figures in installations that place them more in relation with each other than with the viewer. Sometimes passive and defenseless, sometimes contemplative and observant, the androgynous bodies balance stylized features and naturalistic postures; in other works, infants with roots in the place of legs hover between sleep and death in an aura of silent unease. Regardless of their situation, Gudrún Vera’s figures speak to the fragility, vulnerability, and innocence of human life.