Alexandre da Cunha






Morning
Morning
Morning XX
Morning XIX
Morning XVIII
Kentucky (Terracota)
Fair Trade XXIII
Fair Trade XX
Full Catastrophe (Drum X)
Fight
Terrain III
Laissez faire (purple sunset)
Fair trade XIV
Monolith II
Quilt (Ivory)
Concordia
Landscape 6
Nobre
Terracotta Ebony 2

Born in 1969, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lives and work in London and São Paulo.

Education

    1996

  • FAAP – Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1999

  • Royal College of Art, London, UK.
  • 2000

  • Chelsea College of Art, London, UK.

Individual Exhibitions

    2018

  • Duologue – collaboration with Phillip King, The Royal Society of Sculptors, London, England.
  • Textile Abstraction, Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 2017

  • Boom, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Mornings, Office Barroque, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2016

  • Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England.
  • 2015/2016

  • Plaza Project, MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA.
  • 2015

  • Amazons, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Real, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2013

  • Contratempo, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin.
  • 2012

  • Alexandre da Cunha, Le Grand Café – Centre d’art contemporain, Saint Nazaire, France.
  • Full Catastrophe, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England.
  • Kentucky Pied de Poule, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2011

  • Monolith, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany.
  • Dublê, CCSP – Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Fair Trade, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2009

  • Laissez Faire, Camden Arts Centre, London, England.
  • 2008

  • Club Sandwich, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany.
  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Vilma Gold Gallery, London, England.
  • 2007

  • Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA.
  • NAK – Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany.
  • 2006

  • Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2005

  • Vilma Gold Gallery, London, England.
  • Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • 2004

  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2002

  • Alexandre da Cunha and Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1998

  • Projeto Macunaíma, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Collective Exhibitions

    2018

  • Le Bel Ete, Noire, Torino, Italy.
  • Between the Lines, Peles Empire, Berlin, Germany.
  • Jardim das delícia com juízo final, Galeria Cavalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2017

  • Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA.
  • Histórias da Sexualidade, MASP Museu de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Ready Made in Brazil, Centro Cultural FIESP, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Casa Tody, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades, The Warehouse, Dallas, USA.
  • Depois do fim, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • 2016

  • Hallstatt, Galeria Fortes D'Aloia Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Por aqui tudo é novo, Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil.
  • Soft Power, ICA Boston, Boston, USA.
  • Making & Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre, London, England.
  • The Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese|Little, London, England.
  • Brazil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Holland.
  • BUSSO, Rua Major Sertório 452, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Cámara de Maravillas, MAMM Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia.
  • Obras, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, USA.
  • 2015

  • Camera of Wonders, Centro de la Imágen, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, England.
  • Empty House, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA.
  • Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England.
  • Pangea ll: Nova Arte da África e da América Latina, Saatchi Gallery, London, England.
  • 2014

  • Eu represento os artistas, Revisited, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 30 Years, 18th Video Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Decorum: Carpets and tapestries by artists, Power Station for Art, Shanghai, China.
  • Cruzamentos Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA.
  • Deslize, MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Arroz sem Sal, Galeria Sylvia Cintra Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2013

  • CACI – Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • Collections, Hervé Bezet, Alexandre da Cunha, Sven 't Jolle, Allan Sekula, Zin Taylor, Christoph Weber, Raphaël Zarka, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France.
  • DECORUM – Tapis et tapisseres d'artistes, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, France.
  • The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, Mead Gallery – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England.
  • 30_Bienal – Transformações na arte brasileira da 1ª à 30ª edição, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA.
  • 3D Reliefs, Objects and Sculptures from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Waldenbuch, Germany.
  • Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA.
  • 2012

  • When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA.
  • British Modern Remade, Arts Council Collection, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, England.
  • Alexandre da Cunha and Neil Campbell, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Economy of Means, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA.
  • Garden of Reason, Ham House and Gardens, London, England.
  • 11ª Bienal Naïf, SESC Piracicaba, Brazil.
  • 2011

  • Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, Whitechapel Galllery, London, England.
  • The Extension, Vilma Gold Gallery, London, England.
  • Making is Thinking, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Vestígios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural, Recife, Brazil.
  • Art Basel Miami Beach, Stand K14, Galeria Luisa Strina, Miami, USA.
  • Mythologies, Cité Internationale de Artes, Paris, France.
  • New Brazilian Sculpture, Diversity and Heritage, Caixa Cultural Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Into the Green, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 2010

  • Chambres à Part, La Réserve, FIAC, Paris, France.
  • Panamericana, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • First and last, Notes on the monument, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Nuts in May – In collaboration with Daniel Sinsel, Galeria Luisa Strina, Art Basel 41, Switzerland.
  • Billdertausch 2: A New Presentation of the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany.
  • The Big Ripoff, Camden Arts Centre, London, England.
  • Tristes Tropiques: A Proposal by Pablo Leon de la Barra, The Barber Shop, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • A Very Long Cat, Wallspace, New York, USA.
  • Inaugural Show, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
  • CACI – Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • Paralela 2010 // A Contemplação do Mundo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2009

  • Chambres a part III, La Reserve, Paris, França.
  • 2nd San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico.
  • Revolution of the Ordinary, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany.
  • Pete and Repeat: Works from the Zabludovic Collectioon, London, England.
  • China Series, Organhaus, Chongqing, China.
  • Sniper, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany.
  • Los Impoliticos, PAN – Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy.
  • 4th Jafre Biennial, Girona, Italy.
  • 2008

  • Transformational Grammars, Galeria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy.
  • Paralela 08 / De Perto e de Longe, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • An Unruly History of the Readymade, Ecatepac de Morelos, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • This is not a Void, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Nova Arte, CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Chambres a part II, la Réserve Paris, Paris, France.
  • The Gentle Art of Collapsing the Expanded Field, Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France.
  • Group show, Andre Schlechtriem, New York, USA.
  • Pendre la crémaillère, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2007

  • Es wird scho glei dumpa’ group show, Vestibül, Berlin, Germany.
  • CTRL_C + CTRL_V, Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Passengers, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA.
  • Eurovision-Jahresgaben 07, NAK – Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany.
  • Bildertausch 2, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany.
  • Close to me, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy.
  • Fortunate Objects, CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA.
  • 2006

  • Around the world in eighty days, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England.
  • Wrong, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Geração da Virada, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Paralela, Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2005

  • 2nd Prague Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2004

  • Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos Vol.1, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Paralela, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Imagine Limerick, EV+ A 2004, Limerick, Ireland.
  • Produciendo Realidad, Prometeo Associazione Culturale, Lucca, Italy.
  • Sneeze Project 80 x 80, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens, Greece.
  • 2003

  • 50th Venice Biennale, The Structure of Survival, Venice, Italy.
  • The Virgin Show, The Wrong Gallery, New York, USA.
  • The Lost Collection of an Invisible Man, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, England.
  • PoT, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2002

  • Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England.
  • Matéria Prima, Novo Museu, Curitiba, Brazil.
  • 2001

  • Brighton Icons, St Bartholomew Church, Brighton, England.
  • Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 13th Videobrasil, SESC SP, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Arco das Rosas, Casa das Rosas, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2000

  • PICAF – Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan, South Korea.
  • EV+A Biennial, Friends and Neighbours, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland.
  • 1999

  • Heranças Contemporâneas, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1998

  • Projeto Macunaíma, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 1997

  • Suspended Instants, Art in General Gallery, New York, USA.

Public Collections

     

    Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, USA.

    Tate Collection, England.

    Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    CACI- Centro de Arte Contempoarnea de Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil.

    CIFO – Cisneros Collection, Miami, USA.

    Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais, Portugal.

    Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK.

    Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.

Bibliography

    2011

  • Daniel Barnes; The Extension at Vilma Gold, www.spoonfed.co.uk, 18 January 2011.
  • 2010

  • Scott Indrisek; First and Last, Notes on the Monument, Modern Painters, October 2010.
  • Alexandre da Cunha, Interview, dossier 049, Videobrasil, 2010.
  • 2009

  • Jens Hoffmann; The sixth sense, File Notes Camden Arts Centre, London.
  • Vitamin 3–D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, Phaidon, Press, London.
  • Uta M. Reindl; Revolutionen des Alltäglichen, Kunstforum Bd. 199, Okt. – Dez. 2009.
  • Michael Kohler; Sinn und Sinnlichkeiten, art, September 2009.
  • Walter Gauer, Ungeahnte Perspektiven, Luxemburger Wort, 11 September 2009.
  • Jochen Stöckmann; Die Kunst-Schrauber, deutschlandradio.de, 23. August 2009.
  • catalogue: Stefanie Kreuzer für das Museum Morsbroich; Revolutionen des Alltäglichen, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg.
  • ‘Alexandre da Cunha ’, Coline Milliard, Camden Arts Centre, Art in America, Oct.2009, p.178.
  • ‘The Bloc of me Alone ’, Rodrigo Moura, Metropolis M, No.3 June-July.
  • Fabio Cypriano, This Is Not A Void, Frieze Issue 122, April 2009, p.123.
  • 2008

  • Sculpture Today, Phaidon Press, London.
  • Julian Myers; Pioneers / Passengers, Frieze magazine 112, London.
  • Quartiersblatt Nr.40, p.2.
  • Focus London: Alexandre da Cunha, Flash Art No. 262, October, p.90.
  • JJ Charlesworth; Art Review, July–August.
  • Harvey, Nicola; Alexandre da Cunha, Frieze, London.
  • 2007

  • catalogue:Hoffmann,Jens; Poor Materials with Rich Meaning, CCA Wattis, San Francisco.
  • 2006

  • catalogue: Moura, Rodrigo; Economies of Desire, Paco das Artes, São Paulo.
  • Dezeuze, Anna; Thriving on Adversity, Naked Cities-Mute Publishing U.K.
  • catalogue: Around the World in 80 Days, ICA London, p.116-117.
  • Max Andrews, Alex andre da Cunha, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2006-07, Frieze Publishing.
  • Art Review, Around the World in 80 Days, Metro, 31 May.
  • Sue Hubb; A Global Tour Going Nowhere, Independent, 1 June.
  • 2005

  • Moura, Rodrigo; Alexandre da Cunha, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte.
  • Sebastiao, Walter; Estetica da Gambiarra, Estado de Minas, Belo Horizonte.
  • Chatman, Peter; Colorama, The Independent, London.
  • Bought for Tate, The Art Newspaper, 21 October.
  • Helen Sumpter; Alexandre da Cunha, Time Out, London.
  • Melissa Dunn; The Venice Biennale, Flash Art News.
  • Julo Assis; A Refazenda de Alexandre da Cunha, O Tempo, August.
  • A Refazenda de Alexandre da Cunha, Magazine Belo Horizonte, 13 August.
  • 2004

  • Phelan, Allan; Imagining Curating, Gandon Editions, Ireland.
  • Os des +, Mais! No 667, 28 November.
  • Adriano Pedrosa; Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos, Vol 1, Galeria Luisa Strina, p.8.
  • 2003

  • It’s a Bourgeois Feeling, The Wrong Times, The Wrong Gallery, New York.
  • Brasilieros em Veneza, Illustrada, 19 April.
  • 2002

  • Charley Magazine, New York.
  • Exposicao Transforma o Banal em Arte, Caderno 2, October.
  • catalogue: Alexandre da Cunha and Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, British Council.
  • 2001

  • Thek, Paul; Body Matters, Wellcome News, London.
  • Lara, Helio; Coverman, SESC-SP, São Paulo.
  • 2000

  • Martinez, Rosa; On Emotional and Social Interaction, 2000 EV+A, Limerick.
  • Canton, Katia; Novissima Arte Brasileira, Editora Iluminuras, São Paulo.
  • Dunne, Aidan; Never the Twain Shall Mate, The Irish Times.

2015

2011

2008

2004

2002

  • Alexandre da Cunha e Brian Griffiths
  • Drawing Room Confessions
  • ABC – Arte Brasileira Contemporânea
  • Contemporary Art Brazil
  • Alexandre da Cunha
  • Duologue. September 26 — December 02 2018 London, GB.
  • Between the Lines. June 29 — August 01 2018 Berlin, DE.
  • Everyday Poetics. November 18 2017 — June 17 2018 Seattle, US.
  • Ready Made in Brasil. October 09 2017 — January 28 2018 São Paulo, BR.
  • Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades. July 10 — December 29 2017 Dallas, US.
  • Depois do fim. May 18 — August 12 2017 Porto Alegre, BR.
  • Boom. April 01 — July 01 2017 São Paulo, BR.
  • Mornings. January 20 — March 04 2017 Brussels, BE.
  • #LondonIsOpen. Thursday November 10 2016 Londres, GB.
  • Por aqui tudo é novo. September 08 2016 — September 10 2017 Brumadinho, BR.
  • Soft Power. August 17 2016 — January 16 2017 Boston, US.
  • Making and Unmaking. June 19 — September 18 2016 London, GB.
  • The Science of Imaginary Solutions. June 10 — September 17 2016 London, GB.
  • Brazil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture. May 25 — October 02 2016 The Hague, NL.
  • BUSSO. April 27 — May 28 2016 São Paulo, BR.
  • Cámara de Maravillas. April 20 — July 20 2016 Medellín, CO.
  • Obras. January 23 — March 26 2016 Austin, US.
  • Free Fall. January 21 — March 05 2016 London, GB.
  • Uma Coleção Particular. November 20 2015 — January 31 2016 São Paulo, BR.
  • Camera of Wonders. October 27 2015 — February 14 2016 Mexico City, MX.
  • British Art Show 8. October 09 2015 — January 10 2016 Leeds, GB.
  • Amazons. September 09 — October 25 2015 New York, US.
  • Two to Tango. Thursday August 13 2015 London, GB.
  • Plaza Project. July 18 2015 — July 24 2016 Chicago, US.
  • Empty House. June 27 — August 28 2015 New York, BR.
  • Coleção Zabludowicz: 20 Anos. April 30 — August 16 2015 London, GB.
  • Lançamento de Drawing Room Confessions. Wednesday April 15 2015 London, GB.
  • Pangea ll: Nova Arte da África e da América Latina. March 11 — September 06 2015 London, GB.
  • Itinerância #18 Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil. Notícia, July 30 — October 05 2014 Campinas, BR.
  • Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art In Brazil. February 01 — April 02 2014 Ohio, US.
  • Deslize < Surfe Skate >. January 14 — April 27 2014 Rio de Janeiro, BR.
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