Tonico Lemos Auad






Untitled (fígado)
Arquitetura indomável
Casa de tijolo
Abrigo
Carrancas (Figa)
Clairvoyant
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

    2019

  • Where Were You at Night, S|2, London, UK
  • A Burrice dos Homens, Galeria Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, England
  • In the Labyrinth, Large Glass, London, England
  • 2018

  • New Materialism, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Enchanted Bodies / Fetish for Freedom, GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
  • 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
  • Pizzuti Collection, Columbia, USA
  • San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
  • Tate Collection, England
  • West Collection, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 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
  • Where Were You at Night. July 11 — September 19 2019 London, GB
  • Drawing Biennial 2019. February 20 — March 26 2019 London, BR
  • In the Labyrinth. February 07 — April 05 2019 London, GB
  • New Materialism. September 05 — November 11 2018 Stockholm, SE
  • Enchanted Bodies / Fetish for Freedom. June 08 — September 09 2018 Bergamo, IT
  • Everyday Poetics. November 18 2017 — June 17 2018 Seattle, US
  • 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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