Selected Work

Amazons (Painting I), 2014 beach towel, linen, suede, place mats, acrylic 86 5/8 x 118 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. AD9274

Amazons (Painting XI), 2015 beach towel, fabric dye 104 x 142 1⁄2 2 in. 264 x 362 x 5 cm AD9328

Amazons (Painting X), 2015 beach towel, parasol, gauze 98 3/8 x 74 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. 250 x 190 x 4 cm AD9329

Amazons (Painting IX), 2015 Beach towel, fabric dye, parasol 52 x 87 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. 132 x 222 x 4 cm AD9330

Amazons (Painting III), 2014 Beach towel, t-shirt, linen, cotton, acrylic 55 x 133 3⁄4 x 1 5/8 in. 140 x 340 x 4 cm AD9331

Amazons (Painting VIII), 2015 Beach towel, fabric dye, linen 52 x 105 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. 132 x 268 x 4 cm AD9332

Kama Sutra I, 2015 t-shirts, acrylic, canvas 31 7/16 x 39 5/16 x 1 9/16 in. AD9285

Kama Sutra II, 2015 t-shirts, acrylic, canvas 39 5/16 x 31 7/16 x 1 9/16 in. AD9286

Kama Sutra III, 2015 raincoats, stretcher 23 9/16 x 1 9/16 in. AD9287

Comedia, 2015 Leather skin of bicycle seat and acrylic on canvas 16 x 16 x 4/ in. AD9262

Comedia IV, 2015 bicycle saddle, linen, canvas 27 1/2 x 19 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. AD9288

Morning I, 2015 vest, rubber scrapper, canvas 15 11/16 x 15 11/16 x 3 1/8 in. AD9289

Morning II, 2015 raincoat, rubber scrapper, canvas 15 11/16 x 15 11/16 x 3 1/8 in. AD9290

Fatigue (diagram I), 2014 Metal, cement fondue 78 11/16 x 78 11/16 x 16 7/8 in. AD9160

Net I, 2014 Vest, golfball, acrylic, canvas 18 1/16 x 14 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. AD9177

Net III, 2014 Vest, acrylic, canvas 16 1/8 x 12 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. AD9178

Slit V, 2014 felt hat, canvas, acrylic on linen 20 1/16 x 16 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. AD9174

Mix (Americana), 2013 Found cement mixer and wooden blocks 97 x 179 x 96 inches AD8970

Mix (Americana) (detail), 2013
Found cement mixer and wooden blocks
97 x 179 x 96 inches
AD8970

Kentucky (Drop), 2013
Mop heads, metal fittings
112 1/4 X 78 3/4 X 8 1/2 inches
AD8883

Terrain, 2007
Wooden walking sticks, rubber gloves, electrical tape
Dimensions variable
As displayed, approximately 5 X 3.5 meters
AD8380

Pimps & Ho’s (Façade), 2012
Skateboards, hinges, door handle
50 3/8 X 18 1/8 X 18 1/8 inches
AD8329

Nude XIII, 2012
Leather, thread, hats
27 1/2 X 25 5/8 X 5 1/2 inches
AD8922

HORSE I, 2012
Steel bar, vase, bracelet, light fittings, ciment-fondu
81 7/8 X 39 3/8 X 39 3/8 inches
AD8330

Full Catastrophe (drum XIV), 2013
Cement mixer drum, concrete, wooden plinth
23 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches (object)
57 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches (plinth)
AD8788

Full Catastrophe (drum XII), 2013
Cement mixer drum, concrete, wooden plinth
57 1/2 X 23 1/2 X 23 1/2 inches (plinth and object)
24 1/2 X 22 1/2 X 22 1/2 inches (object)
AD8786

J.B. Foote (Urn), 2013 Cement mixer 31 X 46 X 28 inches AD8803

Fredericktown (Urn), 2013 Cement mixer 45 X 46 X 30 inches AD8804

Alexandre da Cunha Seascape (Flag I-X) (3/3), 2008 Photo montage in ten parts 7 3/4 X 10 1/8 inches (image, each); 16 3/4 X 19 1/8 inches (framed, each) AD8791

Biography

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Alexandre da Cunha



Born 1969 Rio de Janeiro (BR) lives and works in London (UK)   Education

  • 1999-2000 MA Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK)
  • 1998-1999 Royal College of Art, London (UK)
  • 1992-1996 Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo (BR)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, (UK)
  • 2015 CRG Gallery, New York (US)
  • MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Chicago, Illinois (US)
  • Real, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, (BR)
  • 2013Contratempo, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, (DE)
  • Alexandre da Cunha, Frieze New York, NY
  • 2012Alexandre da Cunha, Le Grand Café – Centre d’art contemporain, Saint Nazaire, (FR)
  • Full Catastrophe, Thomas Dane Gallery, London (UK)
  • Kentucky Pied de Poule, CRG Gallery, New York (US)
  • 2011 Monolith, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
  • Duble, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo (BR)
  • Fair Trade, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • 2009 Laissez Faire, Camden Arts Centre, London (UK)
  • 2008 Club Sandwich, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • Vilma Gold, London (UK)
  • 2007 Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (US), catalogue
  • Alexandre da Cunha – Damien Roach, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (DE)
  • 2006 Paco das Artes, São Paulo (BR), catalogue
  • 2005 Colorama, Vilma Gold, London (UK)
  • Alexandre da Cunha, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (BR)
  • 2004 Carro Novo, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • 2002 Alexandre da Cunha & Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR), catalogue
  • 1998 Alexandre da Cunha, Projeto Macunaima Funarte, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Art for Everyone, London is Open campaign, London Underground, London, UK
  • Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Soft Light, ICA Boston, Boston, USA
  • Haptic, Alexander Gray Assosciates, New York, USA
  • Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Center, London, UK
  • Brazil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Holland.
  • BUSSO, Rua Major Sertório 452, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Obras, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, USA.
  • The Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese Little, London, UK
  • Camera of Wonders (Reprint), MAMM – Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia
  • 2015 British Art Show 8, Leeds, UK
  • Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
  • 2015-2014 Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (US)
  • 2014 Permission to be Global/ Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (US)
  • Cruzamentos Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (US)
  • Deslize, Museu de Arte do Rio MAR, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
  • Arroz sem Sal, Galeria Sylvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
  • 2013Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois (US)
  • COLLECTION, Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Basse – Normandie, Caen (FR)
  • The World Turned Upside Down, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Center, Coventry (UK)
  • On The Passage Of A Few, Simon Preston Gallery, New York (US)
  • Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B.Wurtz, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)
  • Decorum, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (FR)
  • 2012Group show, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California (US)
  • BLOCK, PILLAR, SLAB, BEAM, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (US)
  • The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo (BR)
  • Alexandre da Cunha & Neil Campbell  – Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  • Economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona (US)
  • British Modern Remade, Arts Council Collection, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield (UK)
  • Garden of Reason, Ham House and Gardens, London (UK)
  • 2011 Nova Escultura Brasileria, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
  • Vestigios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural Recife, Recife (BR)
  • Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (BR)
  • Mythologies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR)
  • Into the Green, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam (NL)
  • Making is Thinking, curated by Zoe Gray, Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL)
  • The Extension, Vilma Gold, London (UK)
  • Government Art Collection: Selected by Cornelia Parker: Richard Of York Gave Battle in Vain, Whitechapel Galllery, London (UK)
  • 2010 Inaugural Show, CRG Gallery, New York (US)
  • Primeira e Última, Notas Sobre o Monumento [First and Last, Notes on the Monument], Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • Paralela 2010 // A Contemplação do Mundo, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo, São Paulo (BR)
  • Inhotim, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais (BR)
  • Bildertausch 2: A New Presentation of the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (DE)
  • Panamericana, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City (MX)
  • The Big Ripoff, Camden Arts Centre, London (UK)
  • Tristes Tropiques: A proposal by Pable Leon de la Barra, The Barber Shop, Lissabon (PT)
  • A very, very long cat, Wallspace, New York (US)
  • Los Impoliticos, curated by Laura Bardier, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples (IT)
  • Nuts in May (Em colaboração com Daniel Sinsel). Galeria Luisa Strina, Art Basel 41, Suiça.
  • 2009 Pete and Repeat, Works from the Zabludowicz Collection, London (UK)
  • China Series, Organhaus, Chongqing (CN)
  • Die Ordnung der Dinge. Revolution des Alltäglichen, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (DE)
  • IV Jafre Biennial, Jafre_Girona (ES)
  • II. San Juan Triennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR)
  • Sniper, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Alemanha
  • Los Impoliticos, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Itália.
  • Chambres a part III, La Réserve, Paris, curadoria de Laurence Dreyfus
  • 2008 Transformational grammars, Galeria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan (IT)
  • Paralela 08 / De Perto e de Longe, curated by Rodrigo Moura, Galpaodo Liceu de Artes e Oficios, São Paulo (BR)
  • An Unruly History of the Readymade, Ecatepac de Morelos, Estado de Mexico (MX)
  • This is not a Void, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • Nova Arte, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil CCBB, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
  • Chambres a part II, la Réserve Paris, 10 place du Trocadero, Paris (FR)
  • The Gentle Art of Collapsing the Expanded Field, Cardenas Bellanger, Paris (FR)
  • Group show, Andre Schlechtriem, New York (US)
  • Pendre la crémaillère, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
  • 2007 Fortunate Objects, CIFO, Miami (US)
  • Es wird scho glei dumpa’ group show, Vestibül, Berlin (DE)
  • ctrl_c + ctrl_v, Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo (BR)
  • Passengers, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (US)
  • Eurovision-Jahresgaben 07, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (DE)
  • Bildertausch 2, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (DE)
  • Close to me, Studio Guenzani, Milan (IT)
  • 2006 Around the world in eighty days, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts / South London Gallery, London (UK)
  • Wrong, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin (DE)
  • Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • Geracao da Virada, Instituto Tomie Otake, São Paulo (BR)
  • Paralela, Pavilhão Armando de Arruda Pereira, Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo (BR)
  • 2005 Prague Biennale 2, Prague (CZ)
  • 2004 Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos Vol.1, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • Paralela, São Paulo (BR)
  • Imagine Limerick, EV+A 2004, Limerick (IE)
  • Produciendo Realidad, Prometeo Associazione Culturale, Lucca (IT)
  • Sneeze Project 80 x 80, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens (GR)
  • 2003 50th Venice Biennale, The Structure of Survival, Venice (IT)
  • The Virgin Show, The Wrong Gallery, New York (US)
  • The Lost Collection of an Invisible Man, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (UK)
  • PoT, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, São Paulo (BR)
  • 2002 Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (UK)
  • Materia Prima, Novo Museu, Curitiba (BR)
  • 2001 Brighton Icons, St Bartholomew Church, Brighton (UK)
  • Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (BR)
  • 13 Videobrasil, SESC SP, São Paulo (BR)
  • Arco das Rosas, Casa das Rosas, São Paulo (BR)
  • 2000 PICAF, Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan (KO)
  • EV+A Biennial, Friends and Neighbours, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick (IE)
  • 1999 Herancas Contemporaneas, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de São Paulo, São Paulo (BR)
  • 1998 Projeto Macunaima, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
  • 1997 Suspended Instants, Art in General Gallery, New York (US)
  • European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück (DE)

Selected Museum Collections

  • Tate Modern, London (UK)
  • Museu de Arte de Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (BR)
  • Inhotim – Instituto de Arte Contemporanea , Brumadinho (BR)
  • CIFO – Cisneros Collection, Miami (US)
  • Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais (ES)
  • Rennie Collection, Vancouver (CAN)
  • Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbruch (DE)
  • Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo (BR)

 Grants / Residencies

  • 2010 Artist in Residence, Headland Center for the Arts, Marin, California (US)
  • 2009 Camden Arts Centre’s Artists’ Studio, Camden Arts Center, London (UK)
  • 2008 Guilbaud residency, Martinique
  •  2002 Visiting Artist Programme, Gasworks, London (UK)
  • International Artist-in-Residence Programme, Guernsey College of Art
  •  2001 Wellcome Trust Artist-in-Residency Award, Wellcome Trust, London (UK)
  • 1998 CAPES, Brazilian Sponsorship for the Arts

Bibliography

  • 2014 Jenelle Porter; Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, p.190
  • 2012 Ida Feldman; Uma rapidinha com o Uia: Alexandre da Cunha, uiadiario.com.br, April 16  2012.
  • Holiday by Alexandre da Cunha, MONO, Issue 6, 2012.
  • Jill Feldman; Meet Brazilian Artist Alexandre da Cunha, Who Makes Art With Mops, Ironing Boards, and Bracelets, artinfo.com, 6.3.2012
  • 2011 Sean O’Toole; Making is Thinking, Witte de With Rotterdam, FRIEZE, May 2011, p.129
  • Lena De Boers; Unterm Schirm, Tagesspiegel, 28 May 2011
  • Daniel Barnes; The Extension at Vilma Gold, www.spoonfed.co.uk, 18 January 2011
  • 2010 Scott Indrisek; First and Last, Notes on the Monument, Modern Painters, October 2010
  • Alexandre da Cunha, Interview, dossier 049, Videobrasil, 2010
  • 2009 Jens Hoffmann; The sixth sense, File Notes Camden Arts Centre, London
  • Vitamin 3–D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, Phaidon, Press, London
  • Uta M. Reindl; Revolutionen des Alltäglichen, Kunstforum Bd. 199, Okt. – Dez. 2009
  • Michael Kohler; Sinn und Sinnlichkeiten, art, September 2009
  • Walter Gauer, Ungeahnte Perspektiven, Luxemburger Wort, 11. September 2009
  • Jochen Stöckmann; Die Kunst-Schrauber, deutschlandradio.de, 23. August 2009
  • catalogue: Stefanie Kreuzer für das Museum Morsbroich; Revolutionen des Alltäglichen, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg
  • Coline Millard; Art in America, artinamericamagazine.com, 22 October 2009
  • Rodrigo Moura; The Bloc of Me Alone – The Brasilian Art Circuit in the New Century, Metropolis M, No.3, p.52, 56, 82-83
  • Fabio Cypriano, This Is Not A Void, Frieze Issue 122, April 2009, p.123
  • 2008 Sculpture Today, Phaidon Press, London
  • Julian Myers; Pioneers / Passengers, Frieze magazine 112, London
  • Quartiersblatt Nr.40, p.2
  • Focus London: Alexandre da Cunha, Flash Art No. 262, October, p.90
  • JJ Charlesworth; Art Review, July–August
  • Nicola Harvey; Alexandre da Cunha, Frieze.com (published on 2 June)
  • 2007 catalogue: Jens Hoffmann; Poor Materials with Rich Meaning, CCA Wattis, San Francisco
  • Judith Collins; Sculpture Today, Phaidon, London
  • 2006 catalogue: Rodrigo Moura; Economies of Desire, Paco das Artes, São Paulo
  • catalogue: Around the World in 80 Days, ICA London, p.116-117
  • Anna Dezeuze; Thriving on Adversity, Naked Cities-Mute Publishing U.K
  • Max Andrews, Alexandre da Cunha, Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2006-07, Frieze Publishing
  • Art Review, Around the World in 80 Days, Metro, 31 May
  • Sue Hubb; A Global Tour Going Nowhere, Independent, 1 June
  • 2005 catalogue: Rodrigo Moura; Alexandre da Cunha, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte
  • Walter Sebastiao; Estetica da Gambiarra, Estado de Minas, Belo Horizonte, 13 August
  • Peter Chatman; Colorama, The Independent, London
  • Bought for Tate, The Art Newspaper, 21 October
  • Helen Sumpter; Alexandre da Cunha, Time Out, London
  • Melissa Dunn; The Venice Biennale, Flash Art News
  • Julo Assis; A Refazenda de Alexandre da Cunha, O Tempo, August
  • A Refazenda de Alexandre da Cunha, Magazine Belo Horizonte, 13 August
  • 2004 Allan Phelan; Imagining Curating, Gandon Editions (IE)
  • Os des +, Mais! No 667, 28 November
  • Adriano Pedrosa; Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos, Vol 1, Galeria Luisa Strina, p.8
  • 2003 It’s a Bourgeois Feeling, The Wrong Times, The Wrong Gallery, New York
  • Brasilieros em Veneza, Illustrada, 19 April
  • 2002 Charley Magazine, New York
  • Exposicao Transforma o Banal em Arte, Caderno 2, October
  • catalogue: Alexandre da Cunha and Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, British Council
  • 2001 Paul Thek; Body Matters, Wellcome News, London
  • Helio Lara; Coverman, SESC-SP, São Paulo
  • 2000 Rosa Martinez; On Emotional and Social Interaction, 2000 EV+A, Limerick
  • Katia Canton; Novissima Arte Brasileira, Editora Iluminuras, São Paulo
  • Aidan Dunne; Never the Twain Shall Mate, The Irish Times

Publications


Jumana Manna and Alexandre da Cunha
Jumana Manna
Alexandre da Cunha
2014

Alexandre da Cunha
Alexandre da Cunha
2012