Selected Work

Gale, 2016
linen, cotton and wool in purple heart frame
25 3/16 x 25 9/16 in. (64 x 64.9 cm)
TA9467

Sandcastle, 2016
linen and cotton in purple heart frame
25 3/16 x 25 9/16 in. (64 x 64.9 cm)
TA9468

Unruly Architecture / Red, 2016
linen, cotton, wool, wood and bronze
dimensions variable
TA9500

Torre, 2016
linen, cotton, and wool in purple heart frame
25 9/16 x 25 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (65 x 64 x 3 cm)
TA9501

Untitled/ Flags, 2016
linen, cotton, wool, and silk in purple heart frame
25 3/16 x 25 9/16 x 1 1/8 in. (64 x 65 x 3 cm)
TA9502

Neighbors, 2016
linen and cotton in purple heart frame
25 3/16 x 25 9/16 x 1 1/8 in. (64 x 65 x 3 cm)
TA9504

Bilo, 2016
linen, cotton, wool and metal mesh in purple heart frame
25 3/16 x 25 9/16 x 1 1/8 in. (64 x 65 x 3 cm)
TA9503

Untitled, 2016
linen and wood
20 x 49 x 4 3/4 in. (50.8 x 124.5 x 12.1 cm)
TA9505

Indio, 2016
linen, cotton, wool and paper in purple heart frame
12 3/4 x 9 7/16 x 1 1/8 in. (32.5 x 24 x 3 cm)
TA9506

Library I, 2016
linen in three parts
45 1/2 x 37 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. (115.6 x 94.6 x 52.1 cm)
TA9507

Library II, 2016
linen in four parts
45 1/2 x 37 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. (115.6 x 94.6 x 52.1 cm)
TA9508

Library III, 2016
linen in five parts
45 1/2 x 37 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. (115.6 x 94.6 x 52.1 cm)
TA9509

Ortholith, 2016
linen and cotton in purple heart frame
25 3/16 x 25 9/16 in. (64 x 65 cm)
TA9510

Untitled: Two Bottles, 2014
Linen and cast silver
14 X 9 X 1 inches (red)
9 X 12 X 1 inches (tan)
TA8960
Desert Flower 2/3, 2010
Brazilian linen lace and cast solid silver
11 3/4 X 7 1/2 X 12 5/8 inches
TA6934
Detail
Desert Flower 2/3, 2010
Brazilian linen lace and cast solid silver
11 3/4 X 7 1/2 X 12 5/8 inches
TA6934
Element with Tail, 2014
Linen and thread
2 X 3 X 8 inches
TA8967

 

Untitled, 2014
Linen and thread in five parts
7 X 2 X 1 inches (each)
7 X 17 X 2 inches (overall)
TA8958
Untitled, 2013
Linen and wood
67 3/4 X 50 inches
TA8956
‘Sea Horses’, 2013
Linen and thread, six parts
82 3/4 X 15 3/4 X 19 3/4 inches
TA8953
Detail
‘Sea Horses’, 2013
Linen and thread, six parts
82 3/4 X 15 3/4 X 19 3/4 inches
TA8953
Cascade, 2014
Cedar wood, linen, cast silver
25 1/2 X 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches
TA8968

Shelter, 2012
Woven brass
12 3/8 X 95 5/8 X 11 3/8 inches
TA8454

Iceberg, 2008
silver chains
63 1/2 X 71 inches
TA6444

Detail Iceberg, 2008
silver chains
63 1/2 X 71 inches
TA6444

Medusa, 2007
plant and carved stones
24 X 21 X 14 inches
TA5987

Quatro Ventos, 2008
graphite pigeons and burned bread in 20 parts
dimensions variable
TA6306
Estrela da Tarde, 2010
Purple heart wood and paper on salt plinth
73.66 X 68.58 X 7.62 cm
TA7035

Untitled, 2012
Brick, mortar, leather cord, woven metal, rope, metal chain, linen, wire
97 X 131 X 130 inches
TA8459

Untitled, 2012
Brick, mortar, leather cord, woven metal, rope, metal chain, linen, wire
97 X 131 X 130 inches
TA8459

Untitled, 2012
Brick, mortar, leather cord, woven metal, rope, metal chain, linen, wire
97 X 131 X 130 inches
TA8459

Desafinado / Out of Tune, 2008
Sound Installation
3 minutes and 40 seconds (looped)

Biography

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Tonico Lemos Auad



Education

  • 2000 Associate Research and MA in Fine Arts
  • Goldsmiths College, University of London, London. Awarded by CAPES/APARTES
  • 1997 Graduate in Urban architecture FAU-USP, São Paulo.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Tonico Lemos Auad: Biblioteca, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Tonico Lemos Auad, De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex, UK
  • 2015 That Which Cannot Be Repaired, curated by Kiki Mazzuchelli, Pivô, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Glory Hole, Beleza Ainda Vital, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brasil
  • 2013 Paisagem Noturna, Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Special project, PINTA – The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show, London, England
  • 2012 TONICO LEMOS AUAD, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • Figa, CRG Gallery, New York, United States
  • 2011 Solo project, SWiSS Church in London
  • Carrancas and Reflected Archaeology, The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010 “Epílogo”, Zapopan Museum, Zapopan, Mexico
  • 2009 Mouth, Ears, Eyes…Just like us, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • 2008  Silent Singing, CRG Gallery, New York, United States
  • Four Winds, Arco Solo Presentations, Madrid
  • 2007 Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, United States
  • 2005 Project Kabinett, Art Basel Miami Beach
  • 2003 Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Gallery, Dublin
  • 2002 Galerie Wieland, Berlin.
  • Lyric Underground, Gasworks Gallery, London
  • 1997 Idea Without Legs/Idea Without Arms, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Meteoros, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1996 Gardens, Galeria Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Soft Power. Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL
  • What separate us, The Embassy of Brazil, London , UK
  • Herdar o Vento: Novas Perspectivas sobre o Património, Fundação Eugênio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal
  • 2015 Drawing Biennale 2015, Drawing Room, London, UK
  • 2014 A Sense of Things, Zabludowicz Collection London, UK
  • Eu represento os artistas, Revisited, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • On beauty , Large Glass, London, UK
  • Warp and woof, The Hole, New York, NY
  • 2013-2014 Threaded Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 3am: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night’, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; travelled to Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK; The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, UK; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK Pizzuti Collection, Sculpture Garden, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 2013 Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
  • Textiles: Open Letter, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Site: Place of Memories, Spaces with Potential, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
  • Bordallianons do Brasil, Museu de Artes e Ofícios, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; travelled to Oi! Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2011All that Glisters, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
  • Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portrugal
  • Wishing and Praying, CRG Gallery, New York, USA
  • Mythologies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
  • Vestígios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural, Recife, Brasil
  • 2010Epílogo, Museo de Arte Zapopan. Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Inaugural Exhibition, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Undone. Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, The Henry Moore Institute Leeds,
  • First and Last, Notes on the Monument, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo
  • The Contemplation of the World, Paralela 2010, Sao Paolo
  • Primeira e Última, Notas sobre o Monumento , Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil
  • 89km, MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
  • 2009 Textile Art and the Social Fabric, MUHKA Museum, Antwerp
  • Our Subject is You, Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC
  • The Summer Show, The Language of Flowers, CRG Gallery, NY
  • 2008 Blooming : Brazil-Japan Where you are, Toyota Municipal Art Museum, Japan
  • 2007 It Starts From Here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
  • III Bienal de Jafre, Girona, Spain
  • Isobar, Fieldsgate Gallery, London
  • Intimidades/ Jogos Perigosos, Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
    • 2006 The British Art Show 06, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, UK
  • Villa Jelmini-the Complex of Respect, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
  • Skirting the Line, Conceptual Drawing, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, Indiana, USA
  • You Don’t Live Here Anymore, Bard College, New York
  • Trial Ballons / Globos Sonda, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 10 + 1, Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2005 Material Matters, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, UK
  • EV+A, Limerick City Gallery, Ireland
  • Think & Wonder, Wonder & Think, V&A Museum of Childhood, London, UK
  • The British Art Show 05, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, UK
  • Art Circus (Jumping from the Ordinary), International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2004 Beck’s Futures, Institute of Contemporary Arts-ICA, London, UK
  • Adaptive Behaviors, New Museum, New York, USA
  • Fluxo de Arte Belém Contemporanea, Museu de Arte de Belém, Brazil
  • Draught / Trekkur, Klink & Bank Project Space, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Instinctive, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
  • White Meat & Sunlite 2003, Galerie Wiensowki & Harbord, Berlin, Germany

Bibliography

  • 2013 Frankel, Eddy, Tonico Lemos Auad, Time Out, January
  • 2012 Calvi, Nuala, A Charming Sea View, The Mayfair Times, 5 December
  • Sherwin, Skye, Exhibitions Listings, The Guardian Guide, 24 November 2012, p.30
  • Sherwin, Skye, Ten Brazilian Artists to Meet, 10 Magazine, November 2012, pp.92 – 97
  • 2011 Archer, Michael, Folkestone Triennial, Artforum, May
  • 2010 Yukie, Kamiya, 10 Curators/100 Contemporary Artsist: Tonico Lemos Auad, Creamier
  • 2009 Geldard, Rebecca, Tonico Lemos Auad, MAP, Issue 18, Summer
  • Sumpter, Helen, In the Studio: Tonico Lemos Auad, Time Out, 2-8 April
  • Chris Fite-Wassilak, Tonico Lemos Auad, Flash Art, May – June
  • Tonico Lemos Auad, Kulture Flash, Issue 280, April
  • 2008 NY Art Beat Event Online, September
  • 2005 Another Magazine, February
  • 2004 Johnson, Ken, ‘Adapting and constructing in a Dizzily…’,The New York Times, 24th September
  • Coomer, Martin, ‘Larger Tops’, Time Out, 7-14th April
  • Liddle, Rod, ‘Tosh and Becks’, The Times, 27th March, pages 8-9
  • Januszczak, Waldemar, ‘Oddball Charm of the Becks Futures…,”, Sunday Times, 28th March, page 10-11
  • Leitch, Luke, ‘What do you do with the fluff…’, Evening Standard, Tuesday 23rd March, page 3
  • Renton, Andrew, ‘Becks still has a future’, Evening Standard, Tuesday 23rd March, page 51
  • Durrant, Nancy, ‘Image of the week’, The Times, Saturday 20th March, page 23
  • Leach, Cristin, ‘Piling it on’, Culture, the Sunday Times, 4th January
  • “Good Migrations”, Art Review, Feb/March
  • “Beck’s Prize”, Sleaze, March / April
  • 2003 Kennedy, Maev, ‘Schlock horror’, The Guardian, Tuesday 18th December, page 7
  • Alberge, Dalya, ‘Some bananas…’, The Times, Tuesday 16th December, page 10
  • Jury, Louise, ‘Carpet fluff…’, The Independent, Tuesday 16th December, page 6
  • 2002 “Lyrick Underground”, Art Monthly
  • 2000 Hall, James, ‘Domestic Bliss’, Artforum, December, page 156-157
  • Bishop, Claire, ‘Crafty bit of fluff on the carpet’, The Evening Standard, 29th August
  • Darwent, Charles, ‘Beauty in a Handful of fluff’, The Independent on Sunday, 13th August
  • 2001 Tank Magazine

Collections

  • British Friends of the Arts Museums of Israel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA
  • The West Collection, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
  • Instituto Cultural Inhotim, Brumadinho, MG, Brazil
  • Pizzuti Collection, Columbia, Ohio, USA
  • Tate Collection, England

Publications

  • 2012 House of Cards: An exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Response to Chardin Christie’s at the Rothschide Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Christie’s, October 2012, pp. 198 – 201
  • 2011 Folkestone Triennial, A Million Miles From Home, 25 June to 25 September 2011
  • Petitgas, Catherine, A Collector’s View: Tonico Lemos Auad & Alexandre da Cunha, Phillips de Pury & Company, Latin America Sale catalogue, New York 14-15 November 2011, pp. 38-43
  • 2010Undone. Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, UK Creamier, 10 Curators/100 Contemporary Artists, Phaidon, London, England
  • 2009Grau Zero, Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2008Blooming: Brazil – Japan Where you are, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, FOIL Co, Japan
  • 2007Tonico Lemos Auad, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA
  • 2006The British Art Show 06, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London, UK
  • 2004 Adaptive Behaviour, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
  • Becks Futures 2004, ICA, London
  • 2003 Tonico Lemos Auad, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paolo
  • White Meat & Sunlite, Galerie Wiensowik & Harbord, Berlin
  • 2002 Pot, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, galleria Fortes Vilaça, Sãu Paulo
  • ZigZag, Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo

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