Vania Cunha works mainly with installation, objects, drawing and mixed media. Obsolete objects such as typewriters and discarded PC keyboards have been the basis of her practice in recent years. Through a pictorial approach, the artist's work reflects on the 'fragility' and 'disappearance' of the objects as a result of digital and technological development. Vania seeks to 'save' memories from a near past through what she calls an 'archaeological process'; thus revealing an almost 'forgotten time' for these objects and exploring its poetic and artistic potential.
Her work moves between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional approach, often taking form as site-specific installations, as well as abstract and (mono)chromatic assemblies. She largely uses the repetition of the obsolete objects (such as ribbons, PC-buttons and membrane layers) and their forms into her compositions, as a way to emphasize the fragile 'beauty' of the object and their hidden elements, in a new approach that now aims to be detached from the reality. The artist's work comes with questions related to materiality, time, consumption and today's technological society.