Tonico Lemos Auad






Tonico Lemos Auad, Ortholith
Arquitetura indomável
Paisagem noturna
Sem título
Casa de tijolo
Abrigo
Sem título
Sem Título - casa tramada / casa maciça
Cavalo Marinho
Carrancas (Figa)
Clairvoyant
Zebra
SleepWalkers
Drawings on bananas/Voodoo

Born in 1968, Belém, Brazil.
Lives and work in Londres, United Kingdom.

Education

    2000

  • Associate Research and MA in Fine Arts, Goldsmiths University of London, England.
  • 1997

  • Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism, FAU-USP, São Paulo, Brazil.

Scholarships

    2000

  • CAPES/APARTES.

Individual Exhibitions

    2018

  • Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England.
  • 2016

  • Biblioteca, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Tonico Lemos Auad, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, England.
  • 2015

  • Beleza ainda vital, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • O que não tem conserto, Pivô Arte e Pesquisa, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2013

  • Paisagem Noturna, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2012

  • Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England.
  • Figa, CRG Gallery, New York, United States.
  • 2011

  • Solo project, Swiss Church, London, England.
  • Carrancas and Reflected Archaeology, The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, England.
  • Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2010

  • Epílogo, Zapopan Museum, Zapopan, Mexico.
  • 2009

  • Eyes, Mouth, Ears…just like us, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England.
  • 2008

  • Quatro ventos, Arco Solo Presentations, Madrid, Spain.
  • Silent Singing, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2007

  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA.
  • 2005

  • Project Kabinett, Art Basel Miami Beach, USA.
  • 2003

  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Project Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2002

  • Galerie Wieland, Berlin, Germany.
  • Lyric Underground, Gasworks Gallery, London, England.
  • 1997

  • Idea Without Legs/Idea Without Arms, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Meteoros, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1996

  • Gardens, Galeria Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Collective Exhibitions

    2018

  • Textile Abstraction, Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 2017

  • Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA.
  • Loose Threads, De León, Bath, England.
  • Tamawuj – Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, The United Arab Emirates.
  • Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, England.
  • 2016

  • Herdar o Vento: Novas Perspetivas sobre o Património, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal.
  • Soft Power. Arte Brasil., Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Holland.
  • What separates us, The Embassy of Brazil, London, England.
  • 2015

  • Uma coleção particular – Arte contemporânea no acervo da Pinacoteca, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Another Part of the New World, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia.
  • Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London, England.
  • 2014

  • A Sense of Things, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England.
  • Eu represento os artistas, Revisited, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • On beauty, Large Glass, London, England.
  • Warp and woof, The Hole, New York, USA.
  • 2013

  • Threaded Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England.
  • 3am: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, England.
  • Chapter, Cardiff, Wales.
  • The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, England.
  • Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England.
  • Pizzuti Collection, Sculpture Garden, Columbus, USA.
  • Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA.
  • Textiles: Open Letter, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany.
  • Site: Place of Memories, Spaces with Potential, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.
  • Bordallianons do Brasil, Museu de Artes e Ofícios, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Oi! Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2011

  • Folkstone Triennial, Folkstone, England.
  • Vestígios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural, Recife, Brazil.
  • Wishing and Praying, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Mythologies, Cité Internationale de Artes, Paris, France.
  • 2010

  • Epilogo, MAZ – Museo de Arte de Zaporán, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Primeira e última, Notas sobre o monumento, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Going International, Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA.
  • Undone: making and unmaking in contemporary sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England.
  • The language of flowers, CRG Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2009

  • Textiles Art and the Social Fabric, MUHKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • The Subject IS you, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA.
  • Grau Zero, Paço das Artes São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Bijoux de Famille/Family Jewels, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.
  • Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA.
  • 2008

  • This is not a Void (curated by Jens Hoffman), Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • De Perto o de Longe, 4a Mostra Paralela 08, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where you are, Toyota Municipal Art Museum, Japan.
  • Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA.
  • 2007

  • It Starts From Here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Inglaterra.
  • III Bienal de Jafre, Girona, Spain.
  • Isobar, Fieldsgate Gallery, London, England.
  • Intimidades/ Jogos Perigosos, Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2006

  • The British Art Show 06 (national touring exhibition), Hayward Gallery, London, England.
  • Villa Jelmini – The Complex of Respect, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Skirting the Line, Conceptual Drawing, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, USA.
  • You Don’t Live Here Anymore, Bard College, New York, USA.
  • Trial Balloons / Globos Sonda, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain.
  • Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 10 + 1 Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2005

  • The British Art Show 6 (national touring exhibition), The Baltic, Newcastle, England.
  • Yokohama Trienniale, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Think and Wonder, Bethnal Green Childhood Museum, London, England.
  • Material Matters, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
  • ev+a, Limerick, Ireland.
  • 2004

  • Adapted Behaviour, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA.
  • Becks Futures 2004, ICA, London and CCA, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Belém Contemporary, Museum of Modern Art, Belém do Pára, Brazil.
  • Draught/Trekkur, Klink and Bank Project Space, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 2003

  • White Meat & Sunlite 2003, Galerie Wiensowki & Harbord, Berlin, Germany.
  • Pot, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2002

  • Magik, VTO Gallery, London, England.
  • PoT, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art–The Independent, Commercial Unit 6, Square, Liverpool, England.
  • Paralela, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Primeiro de Abril/ April Fools Day, 2nd edition, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Coleções 3, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Tonico Lemos Auad / B Pruskin, Galerie Wieland, Berlin, Germany.
  • Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London, England.
  • Prosepcts Drawing Prize, Essor Gallery Project Space, London, England.
  • Tonico Lemos Auad / B Pruskin, VTO Gallery, London, England.
  • Rumos-Vertentes da Arte Contemporânea, Instituto Cultural Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2001

  • Primeiro de Abril/ April Fools Day, Vila Romana, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Insider Trading, Mandeville Hotel, London, England.
  • Miniature Madness, Winkley Studios, London, England.
  • The Poster/ The Show, Hoxton Distillery, London, England.
  • Gasworks Open Studios Show, Gasworks Gallery, London, England.
  • 6,000 sq. ft. project, Unit 8, Wilmer Place, London, England.
  • 2000

  • Zig Zag, Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Artfutures 2000, Barbican Center, London, England.
  • Assembly, Stepney 1, London, England.
  • Living With The Dutch, 89A Erlanger Road, London, England.
  • Domestic Bliss, South London Gallery, London, England.
  • Dilated Pupils, VTO Gallery, London, England.
  • It´s a Little Bit Funny, 15C St. Charles Square, London, England.
  • Goldsmiths College Degree Show, London, England.
  • 1999

  • Spent, Lord Palmers on PUB., London, England.
  • Non Stop Oppening, Central Point Gallery, London, England.
  • Contemporary Heritage, MAC Museu de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Goldsmiths College Degree Show, London, England.
  • 1998

  • Beyond The Rainbow, Fundação Armando Álvarez Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Antartica Artes com a Folha, Galeria Casa Triângulo e Pavilhão Manuel da Nóbrega, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1996

  • Antartica Artes com a Folha, Pavilhão Manuel da Nóbrega, São Paulo, Brazil.

Public Collections

     

    British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

    The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA.

    Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, USA.

    Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil.

    MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo, Spain.

    Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil.

    [Coleção] Pizzuti Collection, Columbia, USA.

    San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA.

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA.

    [Coleção] Tate Collection, England.

    [Coleção] West Collection, Pennsylvania, USA.

    [Coleção] Zabludowicz Collection, London, England.

Bibliography

    2011

  • Archer, Michael, Folkestone Triennial, Artforum, May.
  • Folkestone Triennial, A Million Miles From Home, 25 June to 25 September.
  • Petitgas, Catherine, A Collector’s View: Tonico Lemos Auad & Alexandre da Cunha, Phillips de Pury & Company, Latin America Sale catalogue, New York 14-15 November 2011, pp. 38-43.
  • 2010

  • Undone. Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, UK.
  • Creamier, 10 Curators/100 Contemporary Artists, Phaidon, London, England.
  • Yukie, Kamiya, 10 Curators/100 Contemporary Artsist: Tonico Lemos Auad, Creamier.
  • 2009

  • Geldard, Rebecca, Tonico Lemos Auad, MAP, Issue 18, Summer.
  • Sumpter, Helen, In the Studio: Tonico Lemos Auad, Time Out, 2-8 April.
  • Chris Fite-Wassilak, Tonico Lemos Auad, Flash Art, May – June.
  • Tonico Lemos Auad, Kulture Flash, Issue 280, April.
  • Grau Zero, Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2008

  • Blooming: Brazil – Japan Where you are, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, FOIL Co, Japan.
  • NY Art Beat Event Online, September.
  • ARTCAL Online, September.
  • 2007

  • Tonico Lemos Auad, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA.
  • 2006

  • The British Art Show 06, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London, UK.
  • 2005

  • Another Magazine, February.
  • 2004

  • Adaptative Behaviour, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA.
  • Becks Futures 2004, ICA, London, UK.
  • Johnson, Ken, Adapting and constructing in a Dizzily…, The New York Times, 24 September.
  • Coomer, Martin, Lager TOPS, Time Out, 7-14 April.
  • Liddle, Rod, Tosh and Becks, The Times, 27 March.
  • Januszczak, Waldemar, Oddball Charm of the Becks Futures…, Sunday Times, 28th March.
  • Leitch, Luke, What do you do with the fluff…, Evening Standard, Tuesday 23rd March.
  • Renton, Andrew, Becks still has a future, Evening Standard, 23rd March.
  • Durrant, Nancy, Image of the week, The Times, 20th March.
  • Leach, Cristin, Piling it on, Culture, the Sunday Times, 4th January.
  • Good Migrations, Art Review, Feb/March.
  • Beck’s Prize, Sleaze, March / April.
  • 2003

  • Tonico Lemos Auad, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • White Meat & Sunlite, Galerie Wiensowik & Harbord, Berlin, Germany.
  • Kennedy, Maev, Schlock horror, The Guardian, 18th December.
  • Alberge, Dalya, Some bananas…, The Times, 16th December.
  • Jury, Louise, Carpet fluff…, The Independent, 16th December.
  • 2002

  • Pot, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Galleria Fortes Vilaca, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • ZigZag, Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Lyrick Underground, Art Monthly.
  • 2001

  • Tank Magazinee.
  • 2000

  • Hall, James, Domestic Bliss, Artforum, December.
  • Bishop, Claire, Crafty bit of fluff on the carpet, The Evening Standard, 29th August.
  • Darwent, Charles, Beauty in a Handful of fluff, The Independent on Sunday, 13th August.

2013

2007

  • Arqueologia Refletida

2003

  • ABC – Arte Brasileira Contemporânea
  • Contemporary Art Brazil
  • Everyday Poetics. November 18 2017 — June 17 2018 Seattle, US.
  • Proyectos ArtBO. Thursday October 26 2017.
  • Loose Threads. May 07 — June 03 2017 Bath, GB.
  • Tamawuj – Bienal de Sharjah 13. March 10 — June 12 2017 Sharjah, AE.
  • Drawing Biennial 2017. March 02 — April 26 2017 London, GB.
  • Biblioteca. September 15 — October 23 2016 New York, US.
  • Soft Power. Arte Brasil.. May 21 — August 28 2016 Amersfoort, NL.
  • What separates us. May 20 — July 02 2016 London, GB.
  • Herdar o Vento: Novas Perspectivas sobre o Património. May 14 — September 04 2016 Évora, PT.
  • . January 30 — April 10 2016 Bexhill, GB.
  • Uma Coleção Particular. November 20 2015 — January 31 2016 São Paulo, BR.
  • Beleza ainda vital. November 12 2015 — January 23 2016 São Paulo, BR.
  • Another Part of the New World. September 22 — November 29 2015 Moscow, RU.
  • O que não tem conserto. April 05 — May 30 2015 São Paulo, BR.
  • Drawing Biennial 2015. March 05 — April 30 2015 London, GB.
  • On Beauty. Notícia, June 27 — September 26 2014 London, GB.
  • Warp & Woof. Notícia, May 07 — June 20 2014 New York, US.
  • A Sense Of Things | Zabludowicz Collection. January 16 — 26 2014 London, GB.
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