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BIOGRAPHY

 

1960 Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Lives and work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

 • Secession, Vienna. Fernanda Gomes. (12 April - 16 June)

 

2018

 • Fundación Jumex, Mexico City. Fernanda Gomes. (28 July - 14 October) 

 

2017            

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (23 November 2017 – 20 January 2018)

• Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Fernanda Gomes. (1 February – 15 March)

 

2015            

• Peter Kilchmann, Zurich. Fernanda Gomes. (27 August – 17 October)

 

2014            

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (20 May – 21 June)

 

2013            

• Centre International de l'art et du Paysage, Vassivière, France. Fernanda Gomes. (20 October 2013 – 5 January 2014)

• Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Fernanda Gomes. (19 April – 17 May)

 

2012            

• Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda Gomes. (22 November 2012 – 17 February 2013)

• Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris. 006: Fernanda Gomes. (6 June – 7 July)

• Museu da Cidade, Lisbon. Fernanda Gomes. (30 May – 26 August)

 

2011            

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda Gomes. (17 December 2011 – 22 April 2012)

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (27 September – 22 October)

 • OPA Oficina para Proyectos de Arte A.C., Guadalajara. Fernanda Gomes. (23 April – 17 July)

• Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (19 February – 8 May)

 

2010            

• Artur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda Gomes. (10 June – 10 July)

         

2009            

• Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon. Fernanda Gomes. (17 September – 24 October)

 • 401 Contemporary, Berlin. Fernanda Gomes. (5 March – 17 April)

 

2008            

• Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna.

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (5 April – 6 May)

• Matadero, Madrid.

 

2006            

• Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

•  Baumgartner Gallery, New York.

 

2005            

• Museo Pátio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain. Fernanda Gomes. (17 June – 4 September)

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (2 August – 3 September 2005)

 

2004            

• Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

 • Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (21 October – 28 November)

 

2002             

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (6 August – 6 September)

• Artur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda Gomes. (27 May – 28 June)

• Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. Lights and shadows –  Fernanda Gomes. (25 February – 14 April)

 

2001            

• Baumgartner Gallery, New York.

• Espaço Agora / Capacete, Rio de Janeiro.

• Project Room, Miami.

 

1999            

• Baumgartner Gallery, New York.

 

1998            

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (31 March – 2 May)

 

1997            

• Chisenhale Gallery, London. Fernanda Gomes. (19 November – 14 December)

• Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö, Sweden.

 

1994            

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (24 May – 30 June)

 

1993            

• Galeria do Instituto Brasil – Estados Unidos, Rio de Janeiro.

• Galeria do Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto, Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda Gomes.

• Escola de Artes Visuais, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro.

 

1990            

• Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo.

• Galeria 110 Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro.

 

1988            

• Galeria Macunaíma, Fundação Nacional de Arte, Rio de Janeiro.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

• Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich. Concrete Contemporary. Now is always also a little of yesterday and tomorrow. (7 February - 5 May)

 

2018            

• PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan. Brasile. il coltello nella carne. (4 July – 9 September).

• Sala de Arte Santander, Madrid. Visiones de la Tierra / El mundo planeado – Luís Paulo Montenegro Collection. (20 February – 20 June)

• Esther Schipper, Berlin. Afinidades Eletivas. (2 February – 3 March)

 

2017            

•Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. 35th Brazilian Art Panorama. (26 September – 17 December)

• Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo. OSSO – Exposição-apelo ao amplo direito de defesa de Rafael Braga. (27 June – 30 July)

• The Warehouse, Dallas. Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades. (10 July – 14 April)

• Caixa Cultural, São Paulo. Fronteiras, limites, Interseções: Entre a Arte e o Design

 

2016            

• National Gallery, Prague. Third Mind. Jiri Kovanda and (Im)possibility of a Collaboration

• David Zwirner, New York. Cut, Folded, Pressed & Other Actions. (15 September – 29 October)

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Em polvorosa – um panorama das coleções do MAM. (20 July 2016 – 5 March 2017)

• Frédéric de Goldschmidt collection, Brussels. not really really. (22 April – 25 June)

• Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin. Obras. (23 January – 26 March)

 

2015            

• Praz-Delavallade, Paris. Thirty Shades of White. (28 November 2015 – 23 January 2016)

• DHC/ART, Montreal. Imagine Brazil. (7 November 2015 – 13 March 2016)

• Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin. Site, Specific, Objects. (17 September – 7 November)

• Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris. Kaolin. (11 June – 18 July)

• Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Summer Readings. (4 June – 24 July)

• Centro Cibeles, Madrid. Colección Carlos Rosón. (1 July – 8 November)

• Luhring Augustine, New York. Empty House. (27 June – 28 August)

• Almine Rech Gallery, Paris. Construction/Destruction. (29 April – 6 June)

• Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Organic Sculpture. (27 March – 23 May)

• Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo. Imagine Brazil. (12 March – 3 May)

• Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid. Ejercicios de Traslado: Colecciones 9915. (19 February – 23 April)

• The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Possibilities of the Object: Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art. (6 March – 25 May)

• Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Dancing Museum

• Lulu, Mexico City. The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary. (18 April – 17 May)

 

2014            

• QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar. Here There (Huna Hunak)

• CIFO Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Miami. Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. (3 December 2013 – 17 May 2015)

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Eu represento os artistas, Revisited. (26 November 2014 – 13 February 2015)

• Centre Pompidou, Paris. Une histoire d'art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd'hui. (2 July 2014 – 11 January 2016)

• Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City. Some things. (12 November 2014 – 17 January 2015)

• Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio. Crossroads: Contemporary Art in Brazil. (1 February – 20 April)

• Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon. Imagine Brazil. (5 June – 17 August)

 

2013            

• 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul. (14 September – 20 October)

• Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Imagine Brazil. (11 October 2013 – 23 February 2014)

• Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Concrete Remains: Postwar and Contemporary Art from Brazil. (9 May – 22 June)

• Hunt Kastner, Prague. The Earth Turns and All Things Slip Away. (17 January – 16 March)

• Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich. Group show. (1 November – 21 December)

• Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York. Sin Titulo. (10 January – 3 March)

 

2012            

• 30ª Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo. A Iminência das Poéticas. (7 September – 7 December)

• Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. The Charm of Quasi-Parallel Lines. (14 December 2012 – 26 January 2013)

• Centre International d'Art et du Paysage Île de Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac, France. Champ d'Expériences

  (8 June – 23 September)

• Les Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Rennes, France. Les Prairies, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany. From Page to Space.

  Traveled to: Galerija Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, Slovenia.

• Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos, Rio de Janeiro. E os Amigos Sinceros Também. (18 January – 17 February)

• Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo. Performances da Abstração. (9 May – 30 June)

 

2011            

• Weserburg Museum, Bremen, Germany. From Page to Space. traveled to: Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

• 401 Contemporary, Berlin. Sync Sync. (21 April – 23 July)

 

2010            

• La Générale, Sèvres, France. In Which the Wind is also a Protagonist. (30 April – 27 May)

• Fundación Jumex, Mexico City. El Gabinete Blanco. (15 April – 17 September)

• ZONAMACO Sur, Mexico City, Mexico.

• Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne. Still Vast Reserves. (30 July – 28 August)

• Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna. De Frente al Sol. (18 September – 30 October)

• Paralela 2010, São Paulo. A Contemplação do Mundo. (22 September – 28 November)

• Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo. Sempre à Vista (Miragem). (18 October – 30 October)

• Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna. Zeichnung Wien. (15 April – 17 April)

 

2009            

• Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. Slow Movement oder: Das Halbe und das ganze. (30 January – 22 March)

• 401 Contemporary, Berlin. Linie. (27 June – 15 August)

• Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Italics: Italian art between tradition and revolution. (14 November 2009 – 14 February 2010)

• Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Collecting history: Highlighting recent acquisitions. (30 August – 19 October)

• Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Elements of photography

• Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. Private Universes. (24 May – 30 August)

• Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium. Gagarin The Artists in their Own Words. (4 December 2009 – 14 March 2010)

 

2008            

• Gladstone Gallery, Brussels. No Information Available. (12 October – 28 November)

• Fabrica da Cerveja, Faro, Portugal. Articulações

• Collecion de Arte Del Banco de la Republica de Bogotá, Colombia.

• Centro Cultural da Caixa, Rio de Janeiro. Carioca Crossings

• Arte 21, Rio de Janeiro. n multiples

• Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo. Intimacies

 

2007            

• Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo. 80/90 Moderns, Pós Moderns, etc. (25 May – 15 July)

 

2006            

• Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna. Shift

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Smuggling. (4 October – 10 November)

• Paralela 2006, São Paulo. (7 October – 19 November)

• Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro. Arquivo Geral.

• Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo. Radical maneuvers

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Juan Brossa

• Museu Imperial, Petrópolis. Signs on the Trail

 

2005            

• Porta 33, Funchal, Portugal. Desenhos: A-Z, Colecção Madeira Corporate Services

• Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo, Spain. Panorama da Arte Atual Brasileira

• Au Passage de Retz, Paris. L'Autre Amerique, Art Contemporain du Brésil

• A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro. Educação, olha!

• Rede Nacional de Artes Visuais, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro. Redemergências

• Museu do Piauí, Teresina, Brazil. Diálogos

 

2004            

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Encontros com o Modernismo

• Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy. Non Toccare la Donna Bianca

• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fragmentos e Souvenirs  Paulistanos, vol I

 Conjunto Cultural da Caixa, Brasília. Visões Espanholas, Poéticas Brasileiras

 Paralela 2004, São Paulo. (26 September – 14 November)

• Museu de Arte Moderna Aluísio Magalhães, Recife, Brazil. Panorama da Arte Atual Brasileira

• Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro. 30 Artistas

 

2003            

• 50th Biennale di Venezia, Venezia. Dream and Conflicts. (15 June – 2 November)

 Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Panorama da Arte Atual Brasileira. taveled to: Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro.

 Fuori Uso 03, Pescara, Italy.

 A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro. Infantil

• Espaço Sesc, Rio de Janeiro. Palavras +

 

2002            

• The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England. Vivências. traveled to: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, England.

 Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, New York. Shift

• Agora, Rio de Janeiro. Love's House

• Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo. 20 anos / 20 Artistas

• Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Recorrências Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand

• Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro. Morro / Labirinto

• Paralela 2002, São Paulo.

 Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Desenhistas e Coloristas

• Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. Interferências Urbanas

 

2001            

• Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, Netherlands. Locus Focus

 Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris. Da Adversidade Vivemos

 The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Home

• Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna. Auf der Suche nach Identität

• Rupertinum Museum, Salzburg, Austria.

• CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France. Côte à Côte

• Itaú Cultural, São Paulo. Trajetória da Luz na Arte Brasileira

 Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo. Idéia Coletiva

 

2000            

• Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Germany. Das Lied von der Erde

• Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna. Zeitwenden

• Galleria Galeotti, Macerata, Italy. IV Premio Scipione

• Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany. Auf der Suche nach Identität

 

1999            

• Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Zeitwenden

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Cotidiano/Arte: objeto anos 60/90

•  Itaú Cultural, São Paulo.

 

1998            

• 11th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney. every day. (18 September – 8 November)

•  Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan. Is this Art?. traveled to: Kawamura Memorial Museum, Kawamura, Japan, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan.

 Serpentine Gallery, London. Loose Threads

 Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Anos 90 Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand

 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Der brasilianisch Blick.

  traveled to: Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany; Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany.

• Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Teoria dos Valore. traveled to: Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.

 

1997            

• Art in General, New York. Suspended Instants

• Boras Konstmuseet, Boras, Sweden. Around Us, Inside Us

 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Material Immaterial

• Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico. Así Está la Cosa

 Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá. Sueños Concretos

• Indústrias Matarazzo, São Paulo. Arte Cidade

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand

 

1996            

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Transparencies

• Joseph Helman Gallery, New York. Small Scale

• Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. Latin America 96

• Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro. Sculpture

 

1995            

• 4th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul. (10 November – 10 December)

• Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Livro-Objeto, A Fronteira dos Vazios. traveled to: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.

• White Columns, New York. The Education of the Five Senses

• Swiss Institute, New York. Chocolate!

 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Havanna / São Paulo

The Drawing Center, New York. Selections Brazil

 

1994            

• 22nd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo. Rupture with the medium. (12 October – 11 December)

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Diário. traveled to: Galerie Hohenthal und Bergen, Köln, Germany.

• Karmeliter Kloster, Frankfurt, Germany. A Espessura do Signo

• Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. Livro-Objeto, A Fronteira dos Vazios

• Museu do Açude, Rio de Janeiro. Potências do Orgânico

 

1993            

• Querini Stampalia, Venezia. Brasil: Segni d’Arte. traveled to: Biblioteca Braidense, Milano.

• Biblioteca Nazionale, Firenze. traveled to: Palazzo Pamphili, Roma.

• Museu de Arte de Brasília, Brasília. Um Olhar sobre Joseph Beuys

• Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro. 17th Art Salon Carioca

 

1992            

• Galerie Wanda Reiff, Maastricht and Amsterdam. Ohne Rosen geht es nicht

• Galerie 1900/2000, Paris. Diversité Latino-Americaine

 

1991            

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. 7 x Ar

• Projekt Little Akademie, Düsseldorf.

 

1990            

• Fundição Progresso, Rio de Janeiro. Project Arqueos

• Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Contemporary Brazilian Art Panorama

 

1989             

• Galeria 110 Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro. A Ordem Desfeita

• Galeria Arco, São Paulo. Pequeno Infinito e o Grande Circunscrito

• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Rio Today

• Funarte, Rio de Janeiro. 11th National Salon of Plastic Arts

 

1988            

• Galeria Aktuel, Rio de Janeiro. Papel no espaço

• Funarte / Fundação Nacional de Arte, Rio de Janeiro. Macunaíma Project

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Tate Modern, London.

Miami Art Museum, Miami.

Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City.

Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo.

Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro.

Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany.

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.

Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris.

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.