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Eduardo Serrano

Colombian painter, sculptor and conceptual artist. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes of the University of Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia, from 1958 to 1960, and in Italy from 1966 to 1967 at the University of Perugia. In 1966, under the influence of Pop art, he made the first of a series of collages combining cut-outs of well-known individuals and comic strips with drawn elements. Two years later he added frosty effects and velvet flowers to his interpretations in black and red ink of figures with distorted bodies and the faces of film stars. In ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946.

Painter (mixed media), sculptor.

Conceptual Art.

Waltercio Caldas Junior has taken part in group exhibitions including the Art from Brazil in New York exhibition shown in various museums and galleries in 1995 and the São Paulo Biennale in ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1960, in Rio de Janeiro.

Installation artist, assemblage artist.

Conceptual Art.

Fernanda Gomes lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. She produces works of great restraint that evoke life and material reality through objects, simple materials that she disperses, apparently at random, on the ground and on a wall. She is interested in the transparency of the object, in paper, in the cracks in a piece of stone; she makes two plates suspended on threads relate to one another; she uses cigarette paper and eggs, showing a preference for leftovers, for scraps, offering these waste items a glorious new existence.She has taken part in group exhibitions including: ...

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Chilean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA from 1982.

Born 1956, in Santiago.

Installation artist.

Conceptual Art.

Alfredo Jaar lives and works in New York. His approach to his work is socio-political. He sees art as having the potential for conveying meaning directly, as being almost a form of action. In his work, Jaar seeks to capture the imagination of viewers from wealthy, developed countries by representing in the most objective way the poverty born of antagonism between the countries of the northern hemisphere and those of the south. In his various installations he uses photography, often combined with mirrors and texts. From minimalism he draws a rigour that helps him to strengthen the sense of direction he gives to his works. He uses a variety of media from the picture rails of art galleries to advertising hoardings in the streets.For a month his installation ...

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 12 December 1946, in Buenos Aires.

Installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In 1958, David Lamelas had his first moment of aesthetic epiphany before Velázquez's The Maids of Honour ( Las Meñinas) in the Prado. He studied at the Buenos Aires fine arts academy ...

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Adrian Locke

Brazilian printmaker and conceptual artist. She was introduced to contemporary art and artists from an early age by her collector parents, Fulvia and Adolfo Leirner. She went on to study art at the College of Fine Arts, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, between 1979...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active also active in Austria.

Born 1958, in São Paulo.

Sculptor (mixed media). Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In 1978, Inès Lombardi studied at the São Paulo fine arts academy and from 1980 to 1985 at the mural art academy in Vienna. With the help of photographs, she poses questions about the presentation and representation of art work. Since ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947.

Draughtsman.

Conceptual Art.

Around 1975, Antonio Manuel exhibited his work under the aegis of the Museu de Arte Moderno in Rio de Janeiro. The Jeu de Paume national gallery in Paris held a solo exhibition of his work in ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Rio de Janeiro.

Performance artist, assemblage artist, installation artist.

Conceptual Art.

Cildo Meireles studied at the school of fine arts in Rio de Janeiro. He spent two years in New York between 1971 and 1973 and now lives in Rio de Janeiro. He belongs to the generation of Brazilian artists that includes Arthur Alipio Barrio, Antonio Manuel de Oliveira and Liuz Alphonsus de Guimaraes, which emerged in the second half of the 1960s and practised the avant-garde techniques of body art arising out of the New Objectivity movement in Brazil, between ...

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Denise Carvalho

Brazilian interventionist, multimedia, installation and conceptual artist, considered the most influential contemporary artist of his country. While international critics have compared his work with North American Minimalism and Conceptual art, Meireles insisted that art should be seductive. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts and at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Coming of age at a time of the military dictatorship in Brazil (...