Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is widely regarded for her often-ephemeral work that explores narratives about language, nature, social interactions and the passing of time. Her work offers everyday objects to be observed, considered, analyzed and understood for a greater significance beyond the verbal. Many times, the artwork is interactive, involving viewers in spontaneous and participatory actions. In her installations, films and photographs, Neuenschwander employs fragile unassuming materials to create whimsical experiences, a process that she describes as “ethereal materialism.” Rivane was an Artpace resident in 2001 and Linda Pace continued to collect her work over the years. As a result, the permanent collection has various works that reflect different points in Neuenschwander’s practice.