GUSTAVO

REZENDE

Gustavo Rezende
(Passa Vinte, MG, 1960)

Lives and works in São Paulo.

In 1984, Gustavo Rezende attained his bachelor’s degree from Faculdade de Belas Artes, in São Paulo, and held his first solo exhibition, ‘São Paulo: Paisagens Urbanas” (São Paulo Cityscapes).

In the early 1990s, Rezende was selected for two exhibition programs: Project Macunaíma, at Instituto Brasleiro de Arte Contemporânea / Funarte, and the exhibition program of Centro Cultural São Paulo, directed by Sônia Salzstein. In 1991, he was selected for the Havana Biennial and the Panorama of Contemporary Brazilian Art, organized by the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM). In 1993, he received the British Council Fellowship Award. The following year, with a grant to stay a year, he joined the Master’s degree program at Goldsmiths College, London (England), with the sponsorship of the British Council of São Paulo.

In the middle ninities, Rezende enrolled in philosophy courses taught by Scarlett Marton and Oswaldo Porchat Pereira at the Universidade de São Paulo. In 1996, he showed his work in an important solo exhibition at Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto and, in 1999, took part in the Panorama of Contemporary Brazilian Art with The Paradox of Thompson Clark and Mark’ Nightmares. In 2000, he received the Vitae Arts Scholarship for his project Gratitude for the reunion. The following year his research results were displayed at Galeria Baró Senna, in a solo show with catalogue foreword by Tadeu Chiarelli.

Since 1995, the artist has been teaching tridimensional expression in the Plastic Arts program at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). In 2004, he earned a PhD in Visual Poetry with the dissertation Reflective Production: Art, Subject and Space he wrote at the Universidade de São Paulo’s School of Communications and Arts, having Carlos Fajardo as advisor. A solo exhibition titled Squeeze or Geografia Negra presented at Centro Universitário Maria Antonia complemented the dissertation. In 2006, he spent six months in Paris on an artistic residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts / Studio FAAP.

In 2010, Rezende was awarded the Acquisition Prize at Pinacoteca do Estado at the 6th SP-Arte, for his work The Passage of Time and the Nature of Love. In 2013, Pinacoteca do Estado organized a solo exhibition of his work, curated by Ivo Mesquita.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo. Curated by Ivo Mesquita.

2012
Maxwell Coming. Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo.

2009
Crepe Sexy Thing. Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo.

2004
Casa Triângulo, São Paulo.

Squeeze ou Geografia Negra. Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo. Curated by Lorenzo Mammì.

2002
Paço das Artes, São Paulo. Plumb and vastness of the Empire.



2001
Gustavo Rezende (exhibition of the works derived from the investigation funded by the prize Bolsa Vitae de Artes 2000, “Gratitude for the reunion” project). Galeria Baró Senna, São Paulo.

1996
Galeria Millan, São Paulo.

Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro.

1991
Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo.

Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro.

Gustavo Rezende: Sculptures (Projeto Macunaíma). Galeria Macunaíma/Instituto Brasileiro de Arte Contemporânea (Ibac), Rio de Janeiro.



1988
Galeria da Funarte, São Paulo.

1987
Solo exhibition (installation). Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo.

1984
São Paulo: Cityscapes. Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo.

New Landscapes: Campinas. Fazenda Proença, Campinas. Exhibition curated by Fábio Magalhães.

Screens. Museu da Cidade [Casa do Comendador/Edifício Martinelli], São Paulo.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
The Tridimensional in the MAC Collection: An Anthology. Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – Nova Sede. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

[some of] Us. Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo. Curated by Claudio Cretti.

New Brazilian Sculpture – Legacies and Diversities. Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro. Curated by Alexandre Murucci.

2011
Quasi Figures. Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo. Curated by Tiago Mesquita.

2010
From Thought to Reproduction. Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo. Curated by Luiz Müssnich.

Kierkegard's Walk. Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo. Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.

Paralela 2010: The Contemplation of the World. Liceu de Artes and Ofícios, São Paulo. Curated by Paulo Reis.

2009
Contemporary Experiences – Collection Marcantonio Vilaça at MAC USP. Espaço Cultural Marcantonio Vilaça, Brasília. Curated by Lisbeth Rebollo Gonçalves.

34th Art Salon of Ribeirão Preto, National – Contemporary (Guest artist). Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Pedro Manuel-Gismondi. An overview of his works are on show. Curated by Nilton Campos.

2008
Contemporary Art – Recent Acquisitions of the Pinacoteca Collection. Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo.

Art throughout Amazonia: Art and Attitude. Pavilhão Ciccilo Matarazzo Sobrinho/Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo. Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.

Group Exhibition. Galeria Fernando Padilha, Madrid (Spain).

Embroidering Art. Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo.

2007
Intimacies – Dangerous Games. Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo. Presented Gus looking at the internal abyss. Curated by Marcos Marcelino and Waldick Jatobá.

Circuit of Photography I Contemporary. Shopping Iguatemi, São Paulo.

2006
Brazilian Art Show. Pavilhão Ciccilo Matarazzo Sobrinho/Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo. Curated by Angélica de Moraes.

A Century of Brazilian Art – Collection Gilberto Chateaubriand. Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; in 2007, at Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador; Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba. Curated by Fernando Cocchiarale.

Untitled, 2006: Commissioned from Eduardo Brandão and Jan Fjeld. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.

Print Club: 20 Years. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Curated by Cauê Alves and Margarida Sant’Anna.

Paralela 2006. Pavilhão dos Estados/Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo. Curated by Daniela Bousso.

MAM at Oca: Brazilian Art in the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo Collection. MAM-SP (org.). Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez [Oca]/Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo. Curated by Cauê Alves, Felipe Chaimovich and Tadeu Chiarelli.

Casa Triângulo 18 Years. Casa Triângulo, São Paulo.

Silver Train. Museu Imperial, Petrópolis. Curated by Fernando Cocchiaralle, Luiz Carlos Del Castillo and Sonia Marta de Carvalho Salcedo del Castillo.

2005
The Portrait as Image of the World. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Curated by Cauê Alves.

The Portrait – Possibilities. Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Manuel Gismondi. Curated by Nilton Campos.

2004
Dissolved Photograph. Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo. Curated by Juliana Monachesi.

Paralela 2004: The Representation of the World. Galpão na Vila Olímpia, São Paulo. Curated by Moacir dos Anjos.

Watchful Eye: The Art of Photography. Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (org.). Curated by Margarida Sant'Anna.



2003
Media-Art: Sérgio Motta Cultural Prize. Instituto Sérgio Motta (org.). Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Goiânia. Apresenta Hero (2001).

The Oneiric House/6th Fernando Furlanetto Week. Espaço Cultural Fernando Arrigucci, São João da Boa Vista. Curated by Juliana Monachesi.

My Friends. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (org.). Espaço MAM-Villa-Lobos, São Paulo. Curated by Caetano de Almeida.

Marcantonio Vilaça – Contemporary Passport. Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo. Presented the work Head (1996). Curated by Elza Ajzenberg.

Joined the Print Collectors Club at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo with the silkscreen Gus, Princess Safire and the River Crossing.

2002
The Permanence of the Traditional Art Genres. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (org.). Espaço MAM-Villa-Lobos, São Paulo.

Bienal Group Exhibition. Galeria Baró Senna, São Paulo.

Art Genres: Still-Life in Contemporary Art. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (org.). MAM-Higienópolis. Curated by Ricardo Resende.

Uncanny. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (org.). Espaço MAM-Villa-Lobos, São Paulo. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

Photographs in the MAM Collection. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.

AAA Group Exhibition. Galeria Baró-Senna, São Paulo.

Intimacy. Paço das Artes, São Paulo. Presented The Passage of Time and the Nature of Love. Curated by Daniela Bousso.

Artefoto. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; in 2003, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília. Curated by Ligia Canongia.

2001
Photography/Non-Photography. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

Self-portrait – The Artist’s Mirror. Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (org.). Galeria do Sesi, São Paulo. Curated by Katia Canton.

Displacements of the Self: Digital and Pre-Digital Portrait in Brazilian Art (1976-2001). Itaú Cultural, Campinas; Paço das Artes, São Paulo. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

Word-Figure. Paço das Artes, São Paulo. Curated by Nancy Betts.

2000
Between Art and Design: MAM Collection. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

America Photo Latina: La Fotografía en el Arte Contemporáneo. Museo de las Artes/Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. Curated by Rejane Cintrão.

New Work. Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo. Presentd the work Sculpture of Nine Feet (1998), currently conserved in the MAC-USP Collection. Curated by Teixeira Coelho and Martin Grossmann.

End of Millennium: The 1990s at MAM. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

1999
Panorama of Brazilian Art. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; in 2000, presented at Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói; Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura, Fortaleza. Rezende showed the photograph The Paradox of Thompson Clark and Mark’s Nightmares. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

1998
Medidas de Si. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Itaú Cultural, Campinas. The exhibition curated by Felipe Chaimovich was conceived by the Curatorial Studies Group at MAM-SP, headed by Tadeu Chiarelli.

Brazilian Art in the Collection of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo: recent gifts 1996-1998. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.

Blind Spot. Museu da Imagem and do Som. São Paulo. Curated by Felipe Chaimovich. 1997
Tridimensionality in 20th-Century Brazilian Art. Itaú Cultural, São Paulo; in 1998, at Itaugaleria, Belo Horizonte; Itaugaleria, Brasília; Galeria Itaú Cultural, Penápolis.

1996
Contemporary Brazilian Art: Recent Gifts/96. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Presented an untitled work (photography/ backlight), 1996, acquired by Bayer by suggestion of the museum curator. Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli.



1995
Foyer of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Presented sculptures designed and produced at Goldsmith College in 1994 (today, the works Streetch, Into the skin, Endless column, Table and Embra cea ble are conserved in the Pinacoteca do Estado Collection).

1994
Group exhibitin. Chisenhale Gallery, London, England.

BR-UK. Org. British Council. Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Rezende apresenta O Observador and o Ponto de Fuga (1991). Curated by Armando Mattos.

Out of the Nineties. Mall Galleries, London, England.

1992
Contemporary Art: Recent Productions (exhibition of the group of artists selected from the Visual Arts Exhibition Program 91). Centro Cultural São Paulo (org.). Fundação Bienal, São Paulo. One of the works on display is Horse Face and the Drama of Art. Curated by Sônia Salzstein.

24 th Salon of Contemporary Art – Installations. Engenho Central, Piracicaba. Ble mention for his work Virtude and Work.

6th City of Porto Alegre Art Festival. Porto Alegre. He also conducted the workshop Sculpture: Perception and Construction, at Atelier Livre de Porto Alegre.

The Seduction of Volumes: Tridimensional works from MAC. Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo. Untitled sculpture (1991) from the Collection Marcantonio Vilaça, in consignment to MAC USP. Curated by Daisy Peccinini.

1991
Selecionados do Centro Cultural São Paulo (exhibition of the group of artists selected from the Visual Arts Exhibition Program at CCSP). Centro Cultural São Paulo (org.). Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

6 Guest Artists at the Havana Biennial. Casa Triângulo, São Paulo.

Panorama of Current Brazilian Art/Tridimensional Forms. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.

4th Havana Biennial. Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba. Work on display: The Emperor and His Back.

1990
Projeto Macunaíma. Funarte, Rio de Janeiro.

1989
Collection Eduardo Brandão. Galeria Casa Triângulo, São Paulo.

1986
Os Caminhos do Desenho Brasileiro. Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul Ado Malagoli, Porto Alegre. Selection committee: Angélica de Moraes, Casemiro Xavier de Mendonça, Evelyn Berg Iochpe (co-curator), Frederico Morais, Marcio Sampaio, Paulo Herkenhoff (co-curator) and Regina Silveira.

1985
Drawings and Paintings (with Fabio Maranhão and Renato Brancatelli). Kaos Brasilis, São Paulo.

3. Internationale Triennale der Zeichnung + Bildhauerzeichnung. Kunsthalle Nürberg, Nuremberg, Germany; Oberösterreichisches Landsmuseum, Linz, Austria. Rezende showed three drawings (graphite on paper) executed between 1984 and 1985. Curated by Stefan Graupner, Wofgang Horn and Curt Heige.

1983
Arte na Rua 2, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (org.).

1982
City of Porto Alegre Photography Show. Porto Alegre.

Outdoor Art (exhibition organized by the collective Manga Rosa and Central de Outdoor). Billboard installed at Rua da Consolação, São Paulo.

1981
2nd University Salon of Visual Arts. USP galleries at the São Carlos campus.

1980
1st University Salon of Visual Arts. USP galleries at the São Carlos campus.

COLLECTIONS

Centro Cultural Candido Mendes (Rio de Janeiro)

Instituto Figueiredo Ferrez (Ribeirão Preto)


Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo)

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (São Paulo)


Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro/Collection Gilberto Chateaubriand (Rio de Janeiro)

Novo Museu dos Açores (Portugal)

Pinacoteca do Estado (São Paulo)