LUCAS

SIMÕES

Lucas Simões
1980, born in Catanduva, lives and works in São Paulo, BR

Lucas Simões is an independent artist based in São Paulo, with a background in architecture and design. His experiences of training as an architect redefined his perceptions of art and opened new paths of discovery. In architecture, he says, ’a drawing is more than a drawing: it is the intent that something concrete will materialize through the construction process’. This outlook has influenced his drawing process and his constructive approach to his work with collage and sculpture.

With great inventiveness Simões uses source materials such as maps, books and photographs, which he then folds, cuts and deconstructs into new forms. ‘In my work’, he explains, ’the materiality of the supporting medium is important. The process of making the support a part of the work is achieved through the experiences it is subjected to, such as burning, cutting, distorting or diluting, which, at its most extreme, can destroy the subject.’

In all Simões’s many constructive experiments and heavily layered, distorted works, his intention is to intervene in the original meaning of an object or image and create a new representation that oscillates between beauty and strangeness, movement and depth. ’There is a kind of perversion in it, to take the meaning out of place,’ he says. ‘Strangeness is something that fascinates me, and to make it beautiful is even better.’

(Tristan Manco, in “Raw + matérial = Art”- Ed. Thames and Hudson, 2012, UK)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
NotUrna – Pivô; Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz; Biblioteca Mario de Andrade

Deserto – Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife



2013
Descmanche, Caixa Cultural, São Paulo

o peso, o tempo , Galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo

Desmanche, Caixa Cultural, Rio de janeiro



2010
É de papel o mundo que eu conheço, Galeria Emma Thomas

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Perpetual Instability – Space in Between gallery, London

2014
Concreto / concreto: Plano Piloto, Solo Project, Art Rio 2014

Língua Franca: Art From Brazil- Galeria The Place Downstairs, Londres

Tudo deixará de Existir – Feito por Brasileiros, Hospital Matarazzo, São Paulo

Decifrações – Espaço Ecco, Brasília

KM.0, Antology of the tree – SOUNDOUT! Festival, Berlim

Deluded Detachment – Solo Project, Arco Madrid

La Historia La Escriben Los Vencedores, OTR Espacio de Arte, Madrid

Operações Fotográficas – Sesc Vila Mariana, São Paulo

Deluded Detachment, Solo Project – ARCO Madrid, Espanha

La historia la escriben los vencedores, OTR Espacio de arte, Madrid, Espanha



2013
Amor e ódio à Lygia Clark, Zacheta National Gallery, Varsóvia – Polônia

Imagine Brazil – Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

Emmathomasteca – galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo

Prêmio Foco- Bradesco Art Rio, Art Rio, Pier Mauá, Rio de Janeiro

Coleção Itaú de fotografia brasileira, Casa das Onze Janelas, Belém, Pará

Beyond the Library – Frankfurt Buchmesse, Frankfurt

Além da biblioteca – Itochu Aoyama Art Square, Tokyo

Betão à vista, Mube – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo

Manifesto, Contra – plataforma editorial Colaborativa, São Paulo

La Velada de Santa Lucia, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Corpo Estranho // Foreign Body, Another Vacant Space, Berlin, Deutschland

Doações recentes, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil



2012
dimensão encerrada – Instituto Pivô, Edifício Copan, São Paulo

After image – the photographic process(ed), Cerritos College Art gallery – Los Angeles, USA

Something About the State of Being– Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, USA

Coleção Itaú de Fotografia – Paço Imperial , Rio de Janeiro

Flesh Garden – La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Canada/Casa Brandon, Buenos

Aires, Argentina/Sala +18, Santiago, Chile

Elogie Du vertige -Maison Européenne de la Photographie , Paris

2011
Novas Aquisições, MAC-USP, São Paulo

Geração 00, a nova fotografia brasileira , Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo

YESSR, Centro Cultural El Columpio , Valparaíso – Chile

2010
Souvenir, Kulturflur, Hildesheim – Alemanha

Projeto Incubadora, Galeria Olido, São Paulo

Desmanche, exposição individual Galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo

Arsenal, Galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo

Salão de pequenos formatos da Amazônia – UNAMA – vencedor do Grande Prêmio MARP – Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, selecionado pelo programa de exposições 2010

Citi Novos Artistas, Espaço Cultural Citibank, São Paulo

AWARDS

2013
Prêmio Foco Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro



2010
Salão de pequenos formatos da Amazônia – UNAMA – vencedor do Grande Prêmio, Belém, PA



2009
Prêmio Citi Novos Artistas, Espaço Cultural Citibank, São Paulo