Alexandre da Cunha






Fair trade XIV
Full Catastrophe (Drum X)
Kentucky (Terracota)
Concordia

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

    2019

  • Ambiental: arte e movimentos, MuBE, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Buckinghamshire village of Fulmer, England.
  • 2018

  • Squares in Motion, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany.
  • 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
  • Visão Geral. Institucional, November 09 2019 — November 29 2020 Brumadinho, MG, BR.
  • Ambiental: arte e movimentos. Institucional, September 01 — November 03 2019 São Paulo, BR.
  • Monumento. Notícia, Saturday August 31 2019 São Paulo, BR.
  • Do volume e do espaço: modos de fazer. Institucional, July 27 — October 13 2019 São Paulo, BR.
  • Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer. May 18 — October 20 2019 Fulmer, GB.
  • Art Dubai 2019. Tuesday March 12 2019 Dubai, AE.
  • Squares in Motion. October 14 2018 — April 28 2019 Waldenbuch, DE.
  • 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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