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Alexandre da Cunha

Alexandre da Cunha
Slit VI, 2016
maraca, hemp string, acrylic, linen
213,5 × 152 × 10 cm (84 × 59 3/4 × 3 7/8 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Duplex, 2016
carpet, bow pulpits
400 × 500 × 60 cm (157 3/8 × 196 3/4 × 23 1/2 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Hole I, 2014
t-shirt, acrylic, canvas
40,5 × 30 × 3 cm (15 7/8 × 11 3/4 × 1 1/8 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Vessel I, 2016
camping bag, hemp string, acrylic
95 × 95 × 24 cm (37 3/8 × 37 3/8 × 9 3/8 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Sound III, 2016
linen, bags, metal rings, mesh, thread
140 × 250 × 4 cm (55 × 98 3/8 × 1 1/2 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Hole III, 2016
parachute, acrylic, linen
130 × 130 × 4,5 cm (51 1/8 × 51 1/8 × 1 3/4 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Morning IX, 2016
fabric, dye, seashell, canvas
213,5 × 137 × 16 cm (84 × 53 7/8 × 6 1/4 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Nude XXV, 2016
straw hat, acrylic, linen, thread
50 × 50 × 15 cm (19 5/8 × 19 5/8 × 5 7/8 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Morning VIII, 2016
scarf, trivet, canvas
35 × 30 × 3 cm (13 3/4 × 11 3/4 × 1 1/8 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Full Catastrophe (Drum XV), 2013
concrete mixer, paving slab, plinth
160 × 60 × 60 cm (63 × 23 5/8 × 23 5/8 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Nude XV, 2012
acrylic paint, hats, thread, linen canvas
150 cm x 250 cm x 20 cm (59 × 98 1/8 × 7 5/6 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Nude XIV, 2012
acrylic paint, hat, thread, linen canvas
135 cm x 75 cm x 18 cm (53 1/8 × 29 1/2 × 7 1/16 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Nude XII, 2012
towel, thread, hats, acrylic paint, dye
135 cm x 100 cm x 24 cm (53 1/8 × 39 3/8 × 9 7/16 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha
Tudo Por Voce, 2012
found print with cutout
117,8 cm x 199,6 cm (46 3/8 × 77 1/2 inches)

Alexandre da Cunha

Born 1969, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in London, UK


2000 MA Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
1999 Royal College of Art, London, UK
1996 Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP Sao Paulo, Brazil


2017 Boom, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil (forthcoming)
Mornings, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2016 Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
2015 CRG Gallery, New York, USA
MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Chicago, USA
Real, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 Contratempo, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
2012 Alexandre da Cunha (curated by Zoe Gray), Le Grand Café Centre d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France
Full Catastrophe, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
Kentucky Pied de Poule, CRG Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Duble, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Monolith, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
Fair Trade, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009 Laissez-Faire, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2008 Vilma Gold, London, UK
Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Club Sandwich, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
2007 Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
Alexandre da Cunha – Damien Roach, NAK, Aachen, Germany
2006 Paco das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005 Alexandre da Cunha, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Colorama, Vilma Gold, London, UK
2004 Carro Novo, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2002 Alexandre da Cunha & Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1998 Alexandre da Cunha, Projeto Macunaima Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2016 Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide, Sao Paolo, Brazil
First Light, ICA Boston, Boston, USA
Haptic, Alexander Gray Assosciates, New York, USA
Making & Unmaking (curated by Duro Olowu), Camden Art Centre, London UK
British Art Show 8, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Brasil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Holland
The Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese Little, London, UK
Camera of Wonders, MAMM – Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Columbia
2015 British Art Show 8, Leeds, UK
Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Fiber: Sculpture, 1960-Present, ICA Boston, Boston, USA
2014 Permission to be Global/ Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Cruzamentos Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA
Deslize, Museu de Arte do Rio MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arroz sem Sal, Galeria Sylvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 Decorum, Musee d’Art Modern de la Ville, Paris, France
Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
COLLECTION, Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Basse – Normandie, Caen, France
Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B.Wurtz, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
On The Passage of a Few, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA
The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, Warwick Art Centre, Coventry, UK
2012 Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
BLOCK, PILLAR, SLAB, BEAM, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alexandre da Cunha & Neil Campbell, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
British Modern Remade, Arts Council Collection, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, UK
Garden of Reason (curated by Tessa Fitzjohn), Ham House, London, UK
Economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA
2011 Making Is Thinking, Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Extension, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
Into the Green, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
As ruas e as bobagens, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
Myhtologies, Cité des Arts, Paris, France
Nova Escultura Brasileira, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vestigios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural Recife, Recife, Brazil
Government Art Collection selected by Cornelia Parker: Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2010 Inaugural Show, CRG, New York, USA
First and Last, Notes on the Monument, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Billdertausch 2: A New Presentation of the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
Panamerica, Kurimanzuto Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
The Big Ripoff, Camden Art Centre, London, UK
A Very Very Long Cat, Wallspace, New York, USA
Los Impoliticos (curated by Laura Bardier), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy
2009 2nd San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico
Revolution of the Ordinary, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Pete and Repeat: Works from the Zabludowicz Collection, 176, London, USA
Sniper, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
IV Bienal de Jafre, Girona, Italy
China Series, Organhaus, Chongqing, China
2008 An Unruly History of the Readymade, Ecatepac de Morelos, Mexico, Mexico
Procedente, MAP Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Inhotim new acquisitions, Inhotim Centro de arte contemporanea, Brazil
Transformational Grammars, Galeria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
This is not a void (curated by Jens Hoffmann), Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Gentle Art of Collapsing the Expanded Field, Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
Chambres à part II – FIAC 2008, La Réserve, Paris, France
De perto e de Longe – Paralela (curated by Rodrigo Moura), Liceu de Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
_Nova Arte Nova
, CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pendre la Cremaillere, Sommer and Kohl, Berlin, Germany
Group show (curated by Avo Samuellian), Andre Schlechtriem, New York, USA
2007 Fortunate Objects, CIFO, Miami, USA
Eurovision – Jahresgaben 2007, NAK, Aachen, Germany
Close to me, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Bildertausch 2, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
CTRL_C + CTRL_V, Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
2006 Around the World in Eighty Days, ICA/South London Gallery, London, UK
Wrong, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Geracao da Virada, Instituto Tomie Otake, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paralela, Pavilhao Armando de Arruda Pereira, Parque do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005 Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic
2004 Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos Vol. 1, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paralela, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Imagine Limerick, EV+A 2004, Limerick, Ireland
Produciendo Realidad, Prometeo Associazione Culturale, Lucca, Italy
Sneeze Project 80 × 80, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens, Greece
2003 50th Venice Biennale, The Structure of Survival, Venice, Italy
The Virgin Show, The Wrong Gallery, New York, USA
The Lost Collection of An Invisible Man, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
PoT, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2002 Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Materia Prima, Novo Museu, Curitiba, Brazil
2001 Brighton Icons, St Batholomew Church, Brighton, UK
Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
13 Videobrasil, Sesc SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Arco das Rosas, Casa das Rosas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2000 PICAF, Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan
EV+A Biennial (Friends and Neighbors), Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
1999 Herancas Contemporaneas, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Sao Paulo, Brazil
1998 Projecto Macunima, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1997 Suspended Instants, Art in General Gallery, New York, USA
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

Boom, Alexandre da Cunha at Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
1 April – 10 June 2017

Christine Vuegen, ’Alexandre da Cunha’, Hart Magazine, February 2017

Claude Lorent, ‘Reliefs picturaux’, La Libre, January 2017

‘Get to Know Alexandre da Cunha, the Brazilian Sculptor Who’s “Tropicalizing” the Readymade’, Artspace Magazine, February 2016

Matthew McLean, Alexandre Da Cunha at Thomas Dane Gallery, Frieze, April 2016

Alexandre Melo, Alexandre da Cunha at Luisa Strina Gallery, Artforum, September 2015

Jill Feldman,‘Meet Brazilian Artist Alexandre da Cunha, Who Makes Art With Mops, Ironing Boards, and Bracelets’, Blouin ArtInfo, February 2012