Alexandre da Cunha

 

Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1969.

Lives and works in London, UK and Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Education

1996, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado - FAAP Sao Paulo, Brazil

1999, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2000, MA Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2017

Boom, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil

Mornings, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium 

 

2016

Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

 

2015

CRG Gallery, New York, NY

MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Chicago, IL

Real, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

 

2013

Contratempo, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

Alexandre da Cunha, Frieze New York, New York, NY

 

2012

Alexandre da Cunha, Curated by Zoe Gray, Le Grand Café Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France

Full Catastrophe, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

Kentucky Pied de Poule, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

 

2011

Duble, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Monolith, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

Fair Trade, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2009

Laissez-Faire, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

 

2008

Vilma Gold, London, UK

Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Club Sandwich, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

 

2007

Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California

Alexandre da Cunha - Damien Roach, NAK, Aachen, Germany

 

2006

Paco das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2005

Alexandre da Cunha, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Colorama, Vilma Gold, London, UK

 

2004

Carro Novo, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2002

Alexandre da Cunha & Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

1998

Alexandre da Cunha, Projeto Macunaima Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018

Duologue, Royal Society of Sculptures, London, England

Alexandre da Cunha & E’wao Kagoshima, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

Garden of delight with final judgement, Horse Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

2017

Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA

Histórias da Sexualidade, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ready Made in Brazil, Centro Cultural Fiesp, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Neither, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades, The Warehouse, Dallas TX

 

2016

Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Soft Light, ICA Boston, Boston, USA

Haptic, Alexander Gray Assosciates, New York, USA

Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Art Centre, London UK

British Art Show 8, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

Brasil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Holland

The Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese Little, London, UK

Camera of Wonders, MAMM - Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Columbia

 

2015

British Art Show 8, Leeds, UK

Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London

Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

Fiber: Sculpture, 1960-Present, ICA Boston, MA

 

2014

Permission to be Global/ Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cruzamentos Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

Deslize, Museu de Arte do Rio MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Arroz sem Sal, Galeria Sylvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro

 

2013

Decorum, Musee d'Art Modern de la Ville, Paris, France

Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

COLLECTION, Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain Basse - Normandie, Caen, France

Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B.Wurtz, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

On The Passage of a Few, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY

The World Turned Upside Down - Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, Warwick Art Centre, Coventry, UK

 

2012

Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

BLOCK, PILLAR, SLAB, BEAM, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alexandre da Cunha & Neil Campbell, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

British Modern Remade, Arts Council Collection, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, UK

Garden of Reason, curated by Tessa Fitzjohn, Ham House, London, UK

Economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

 

2011

Making Is Thinking, Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

The Extension, Vilma Gold, London, UK

Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

Into the Green, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam

As ruas e as bobagens, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

Myhtologies, Cité des Arts, Paris, France

Nova Escultura Brasileira, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vestigios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural Recife, Recife, Brazil

Government Art Collection selected by Cornelia Parker: Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

 

2010

Inaugural Show, CRG, New York

First and Last, Notes on the Monument, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Billdertausch 2: A New Presentation of the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany

Panamerica, Kurimanzuto Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

The Big Ripoff, Camden Art Centre, London

A Very Very Long Cat, Wallspace, New York

Los Impoliticos, Curated by Laura Bardier, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy

 

2009

2nd San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico

Revolution of the Ordinary, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

Pete and Repeat: Works from the Zabludowicz Collection, 176 London

Sniper, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany

IV Bienal de Jafre, Girona

China Series, Organhaus, Chongqing

 

2008

An Unruly History of the Readymade, Ecatepac de Morelos, Mexico

Procedente, MAP Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte

Inhotim new acquisitions, Inhotim Centro de arte contemporanea, Brazil

Transformational Grammars, Galeria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

This is not a void, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Gentle Art of Collapsing the Expanded Field, Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France

Chambres à part II - FIAC 2008, La Réserve - Paris, Paris, France

De perto e de Longe - Paralela, curated by Rodrigo Moura, Liceu de Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Nova Arte Nova, CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pendre la Cremaillere, Sommer and Kohl, Berlin, Germany

Group show curated by Avo Samuellian, Andre Schlechtriem, New York

 

2007

Fortunate Objects, CIFO, Miami

Eurovision - Jahresgaben 2007, NAK, Aachen, Germany

Close to me, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Bildertausch 2, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch

CTRL_C + CTRL_V, Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California

 

2006

Around the World in Eighty Days, ICA/South London Gallery, London

Wrong, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Geracao da Virada, Instituto Tomie Otake, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Paralela, Pavilhao Armando de Arruda Pereira, Parque do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2005

Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2004

Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos Vol. 1, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Paralela, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Imagine Limerick, EV+A 2004, Limerick

Produciendo Realidad, Prometeo Associazione Culturale, Lucca

Sneeze Project 80 x 80, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens

 

2003

50th Venice Biennale, The Structure of Survival, Venice, Italy

The Virgin Show, The Wrong Gallery, New York

The Lost Collection of An Invisible Man, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK

PoT, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2002

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

Materia Prima, Novo Museu, Curitiba

 

2001

Brighton Icons, St Batholomew Church, Brighton

Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

13 Videobrasil, Sesc SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Arco das Rosas, Casa das Rosas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2000

PICAF, Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan

EV+A Biennial (Friends and Neighbors), Limerick City Art Gallery Limerick

 

1999

Herancas Contemporaneas, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

1998

Projecto Macunima, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

1997

Suspended Instants, Art in General Gallery, New York

European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, Germany

 

 

Selected Museum Collections

 

Tate Modern, London

Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte

Inhotim - Instituto de Arte Contemporanea, Brumadinho

CIFO - Cisneros Collection, Miami

Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais

Rennie Collection, Vancouver

Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbruch

Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

 

Curation

Voyage, curated by Alexandre da Cunha, Galeria Bergamin & Gomide, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

 

Grants/Residencies

 

2010

Artist in Residence, Headland Center for the Arts, Marin, California

2009

Camden Arts Centre's Artists' Studio, Camden Arts Center, London

2008

Guilbaud residency, Martinique

2002

Visiting Artist Programme, Gasworks, London

International Artist-in-Residence Programme, Guernsey College of Art

2001

Welcome Trust Artist-in-Residency Award, Welcome Trust, London

1998

CAPES, Brazilian Sponsorship for the Arts