Alexandre da Cunha


Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1969

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



MA Chelsea College of Art, London, England, 2000

Royal College of Art, London, England, 1999

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



Solo Exhibitions



Duplex, Brighton CCA, Brighton, England



Arena, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy 

Portal, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Boom, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil

Mornings, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium



Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England



CRG Gallery, New York NY

MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Chicago IL

Real, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil



Contratempo, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

Alexandre da Cunha, Frieze New York, New York NY



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

Full Catastrophe, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Kentucky Pied de Poule, CRG Gallery, New York NY



Duble, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Monolith, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

Fair Trade, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Laissez-Faire, Camden Arts Centre, London, England



Vilma Gold, London, England

Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Club Sandwich, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany



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

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



Paco das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil



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

Colorama, Vilma Gold, London, England



Carro Novo, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil



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



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



Two-Person Exhibitions



Alexandre da Cunha, Phillip King: Duologue, Royal Society of Sculptors, London, England

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



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



Group Exhibiitions 


Obscure Light, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy of Arts, London, England 

On Jupiter: Selections from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Olin Hall Galleries, Roanoke College, Salem VA



Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, South London Gallery, London, England

A máquina do mundo: Arte e indústria no Brasil 1901 – 2021, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil



MECARÕ. Amazonia in the Petitgas Collection, MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, Montpellier, France

Plymouth Box, Plymouth, England



A View in General, Mata Gallery at Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil

Form and Volume, Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities, Lisbon, Portugal 

Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer III, Fulmer, England
Environmental: Art and Movements, Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Volume and Space: Ways of Doing, Casa do Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil



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



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



Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Soft Light, ICA Boston, Boston MA

Haptic, Alexander Gray Assosciates, New York NY

Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, England

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

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

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

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



Camera of Wonders, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico

British Art Show 8, Leeds, England, England

Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

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



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

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

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

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



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, England



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

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

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

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



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

The Extension, Vilma Gold, London, England

Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

Into the Green, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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, England



Inaugural Show, CRG, New York NY

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 Arts Centre, London, England

A Very Very Long Cat, Wallspace, New York NY

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



2nd San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico

Revolution of the Ordinary, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

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

Sniper, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany

IV Bienal de Jafre, Girona, Spain

China Series, Organhaus, Chongqing, China



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

Procedente, MAP Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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 NY



Fortunate Objects, CIFO, Miami FL

Eurovision - Jahresgaben 2007, NAK, Aachen, Germany

Close to me, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Bildertausch 2, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany

CTRL_C + CTRL_V, Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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



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

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



Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic



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

Paralela, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Imagine Limerick, EV+A 2004, Limerick, Ireland

Produciendo Realidad, Prometeo Associazione Culturale, Lucca, Italy

Sneeze Project 80 x 80, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens, Greece



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

The Virgin Show, The Wrong Gallery, New York NY

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

PoT, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England

Materia Prima, Novo Museu, Curitiba, Brazil



Brighton Icons, St Batholomew Church, Brighton, England

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



PICAF, Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Busan, Korea

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



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



Projecto Macunima, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Suspended Instants, Art in General Gallery, New York NY

European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, Germany






Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset, Art on the Underground, Battersea Power Station London Underground station, London, England



Plaza (Arcade), Samuels & Associates, Boston MA



Mix II, Rochaverá Corporate Towers, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Mix, Monsoon Accessorize, London, England





Sol, curated by Alexandre da Cunha, Marli Matsumoto Arte Contemporânea, Sao Paulo, Brazil


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






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



Camden Arts Centre’s Artists’ Studio, Camden Arts Centre, London, England



Guilbaud Residency, Martinique, France



Visiting Artist Programme, Gasworks, London, England

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



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



CAPES, Brazilian Sponsorship for the Arts, Brazil



Public collections


Centro de Arte Contempoarnea de Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil

CIFO – Cisneros Collection, Miami FL

Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais, Portugal

Frac Basse Normandie, Caen, France

Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy

Institute of Contemporary Art., Boston MA

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis MI

Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL

Pierce Boston Collection, Boston MA

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville KN

Tate Collection, London, England

Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

Photo: Mel Castro Duarte
Photo: Mel Castro Duarte