ERNESTO NETO

Um dia fomos peixes se beijando no jardim, 2016
[One day we were fishes kissing in the garden]

Crochet de algodão e puxadores de madeira
[Cotton crochet and wooden knobs]
130 cm. x 340 cm. x 3.5 cm.
51.2 in. x 133.9 in. x 1.4 in.

Born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Ernesto Neto is one of the leading figures on the Latin American art scene. His interest in anthropological, social and communicative aspects of human existence feeds directly into his work as an artist. Neto is recognized for his sculptures and installations that are designed to be inhabited, touched, walked through, and even smelled. His work has been exhibited in many of the most important art exhibitions and institutions in the world.

In recent years he has had solo shows at leading institutions including: Boa, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland, 2016); Rui Ni / Voices of the Forest, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art (Aalborg, Denmark, 2016); Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret, TBA21 (Vienna, Austria, 2015); The Body that Carries Me, Guggenheim Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain, 2014); Haux Haux, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck (Remagen, Germany, 2014); Hiper Cultura Loucura en el Vertigo del Mundo, Faena Arts Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012); La Lengua de Ernesto, MARCO (Monterrey, Mexico, 2011) and Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Mexico City, 2012); Dengo, MAM (São Paulo, 2010).

Group shows include the Bienniales of Venice (2017, 2003, 2001), Lyon (2017) and Sharjah (2013). His work is present in several important collections such as: Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Daros Latinamerica (Zurich), Inhotim (Brumadinho), Guggenheim (New York), MOCA (Los Angeles), MoMA (New York) (Madrid), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Tate (London), and TBA21 (Vienna), among others.


Courtesy of the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel

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