Bio

MARIA NEPOMUCENO, carioca, born in 1976, began studying art at age 14 with free courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, theory, and industrial design at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage. For the past few years she has been dedicated to sculpture. Her work establishes a relationship between body and nature and the micro to the macrocosm, weaving the memories of their own backgrounds and experiences, promoting an encounter between past, present and future. The artist lives and works in Rio de Janeiro is currently represented by the gallery A Gentil Carioca and also by the Victoria Miro Gallery.

CURRICULUM

Coletivas / Group exhibitions    2014 Cruzamentos, Wexner Center, Ohio EUA / Bienal Internacional de Cartagenas de Indias, Colombia / Spirit Dior, Shanghai Sculpture Art Space , Shanghai – China  / Novas Conexões Platônicas, Museum of Contemporary Art , Niteroi – RJ  2013 Hanghzou Fiber Arts Trienal – Hanghzou, China / Brasilianas, Schirn Kunsthalle – Frankfurt, Germany /  Spirit Dior , Grand Palais, Paris- France / Play, Bispo do Rosario Museum  2012 Alone Together Rubell, Family Foundation, Miami – USA / Uma Gentil Invencao, SESC – Mostra itinerante ( travelling show) – BR    2011  A Gentil Carioca, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY / ARTZUID , Amsterdam, Netherlands / Gigante pela própria Natureza, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderna, Spain / Nova Escultura Brasileira , Caixa Cultural – RJ  2010  Touched , Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY – USA / IFA Institut, A Gentil Carioca , Berlin – Germany / Arquivo Geral, Centro Carioca de Design , RJ 2008  Connecting Thread, Galeria Karsten Greve, Paris – France /  Evolution, Max Lang Gallery, NY – EUA / Blooming, Florescendo Brasil – Japão, Toyota Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagoya – Japan  2007  Studio Guenzani Gallery, Milan – Italy /   Galeria Luisa Strina, SP / Salão do Paraná , Museu de arte Contemporânea do Paraná – Paraná / A imagem do som, Paço Imperial, RJ   2006  Abre-Alas , A Gentil Carioca gallery – RJ / A Gentil Carioca in Daniel Reich gallery – NY, EUA / 3 Anos da Gentil, A Gentil Carioca gallery / Salão da Bahia, Museum of Modern Art – Salvador  2005 Educação, A Gentil Carioca gallery – RJ  2004  Posição 2004, School of Visual Arts of  Parque Lage – RJ

Individuais / Solo exhibitions  2014  Trans , Victoria Miro Gallery , London- UK / Frieze Art Fair,  A Gentil Carioca Gallery, NY – EUA 2013 Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time), Museum of Modern Art ,RJ /  Saudades da Pintura, A Gentil La gallery, RJ  2012 Pulso Eva Klabin foundation, RJ /  Projeto Parede (wall project) supported by Catherine Petitgas, A Gentil Carioca, RJ ; Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time) , Turner Contemporary , Margate – UK  2011  The Force, Victoria Miro Gallery, London-UK  2010  Always in a Spiral, Magasin 3 / Stockholm – Sweden / New Work , Victoria Miro Gallery, London – UK / Hammocknet, Basel Fair, Basel – Swiss   2009  Afectoflux, Gallery Karsten Greve, Colony – Germany / Volta art fair, NY – EUA / Drifting , Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery – LA – USA / Esfera Dalva, A Gentil Carioca Gallery  – RJ 2008 Temporada de projetos, Paço das Artes, USP – SP / Afetossíntese ,Carminha Macedo Gallery, BH /  Afectoflux, Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris – France  2007  Pêmio – Prize Projéteis de Arte Contemporânea, Sala FUNARTE, RJ 2006 Respiro, A Gentil Carioca gallery, RJ

Prêmios / Prizes Prêmio aquisição/acquisition prize , Salão da Bahia – Museum of Modern Art – Bahia; Rede Nacional Funarte – Proposições Poéticas -  A rede, o cesto, o colar, a bola , Acre – BR; Prêmio aquisição – acquisition prize Marcantonio Vilaca – FUNARTE , Museum of Modern Art – RJ

Algumas coleções / Some Collections  Museum of Modern Art – RJ; Magasin 3 – Stockolm Konsthall / Museum of Modern Art – Bahia / Rubell Family collection / (MAC) Museum of Contemporary Art , Niteroi – RJ / Mara and Marcio Fainziliber collection / Tiroche de Leon collection / Catherine Petitgas collection,  Jennifer Blei Stockman collection / Jose Olympio collection  /  Chirtian Just Linde collection



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