Tales Frey

You have to suffer to be beautiful (2018)


Tales Frey, Il Faut Souffrir pour Être Belle, 2018. Photography, Edition: 5 + 2 P.A.


Tales Frey, You have to suffer to be beautiful, 2018. Video performance, 2’03’’. Edition: 5 + 2 P.A.


On the tips of two large nails, I support my heels and balance myself on such objects for a short time, alluding to the use of high heels and the relationship of fashion and the ideal of beauty to pain.




[2019] Functional Metaphors for Bodies in Space. Monumental Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal



[2020] SP-ARTE Viewing Room. Galeria Verve. On-Line Program. São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

[2020] What is About Tomorrow. Arte Veine. On-Line Program. Curated by Nelson Ricardo Martins. Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil.

[2020] IV Encontro Intercontinental e Intergaláctico de Performance – Buraco Negro, Caia Dentro. Casa Madá, Londrina-PR, Brazil.

[2019]9th Under the Subway Video Art Night, curated by Antonio Ortuno, Open Air Art Movie Cinema in Düsseldorf, German; JCC Harlem in New York City, USA; El Más Acá Club Cultural Asociation in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Atelier Sanitário in Rio de Janeiro (organized by Bruna Costa), Brazil; Convent Carmen in Valencia, Spain; Genalguacil Pueblo Museo in Málaga, Spain; ArtSpace in Mexico City.

[2019] Tijuana Performera, Enclave Caracol, Tijuana, Mexico.

[2019] Functional Metaphors for Bodies in Space, Monumental Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

[2019] Five Activation Tactics. Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal.

[2018] The Body Never Exists in Itself – First Experimentation. Zsenne Art Laboratory, Brussels, Belgium.