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BIOGRAPHY

1960 Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lives and work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020                
• Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (30 November 2019 – 24 February 2020)

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, Vassivièr. 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.
• Baumgartner Gallery, New York.

2005           
• Museo Pátio Herreriano, Valladolid. 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.
• Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo. Fernanda Gomes. (21October – 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. 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.
• 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                
• Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE), São Paulo. Constructions and Geometries - Dulce and João Carlos Figueiredo Ferraz Collection. (July – 18 August)
• The Warehouse, Dallas. The Sensation of Space. (20 May – 30 November)
• Kibik Gallery, Porto, and Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Entre a Forma e o Conceito [Between Shape and Concept].
(2 April – 25 May)
• 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. 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. 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. Champ d'Expériences. (8 June – 23 September)
• Les Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Rennes. Les Prairies.
• Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren. From Page to Space
Exhibition traveled: Galerija Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota.
• 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. From Page to Space. Exhibition traveled: Museu Serralves, Porto.
• 401 Contemporary, Berlin. Sync Sync. (21 April – 23 July)

2010  
• La Générale, Sèvres. 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.
• 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, Bern. 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. 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. Articulações.
• Collecion de Arte Del Banco de la Republica de Bogotá, Bogotá.
• 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. Desenhos: A-Z, Colecção Madeira Corporate Services.
• Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo. 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. Non Toccare la Donna Bianca.
• Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Fragmentos e Souvenirs Paulistanos, vol I.
• Conjunto Cultural da Caixa, São Paulo. Visões Espanholas, Poéticas Brasileiras.
• Paralela 2004, São Paulo. (26 September – 14 November)
• Museu de Arte Moderna Aluísio Magalhães, Recife. Panorama da Arte Atual Brasileira.
• Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro. 30 Artistas.
• 50th Biennale di Venezia, Venezia. Dream and Conflicts. (15 June – 2 November)
• Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Panorama da Arte Atual Brasileira.
Exhibition travelled: Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro.
• Fuori Uso 03, Pescara.
• A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro. Infantil.
• Espaço Sesc, Rio de Janeiro. Palavras +.

2002           
• The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall. Vivências.
Exhibition traveled: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Sainsbury.
• Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson. 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. 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.
• CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux. Côte à Côte.
• Itaú Cultural, São Paulo. Trajetória da Luz na Arte Brasileira.
• Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo. Idéia Coletiva.

2000           
• Fridericianum Museum, Kassel. Das Lied von der Erde.
• Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna. Zeitwenden.
• Galleria Galeotti, Macerata. IV Premio Scipione.
• Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal. Auf der Suche nach Identität.

1999           
• Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn. 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. Is this Art?.
Exhibition traveled: Kawamura Memorial Museum, Kawamura; Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki.
• 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.
Exhibition traveled: Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Heidenheim an der Brenz.
• Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. Teoria dos Valore.
Exhibition traveled: Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.

1997           
• Art in General, New York. Suspended Instants.
• Boras Konstmuseet, Boras. Around Us, Inside Us.
• Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Material Immaterial.
• Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. 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.
Exhibition traveled: 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.
Exhibition traveled: Galerie Hohenthal und Bergen, Köln.
• Karmeliter Kloster, Frankfurt. 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, Venice. Brasil: Segni d’Arte.
Exhibition traveled: Biblioteca Braidense, Milan.
• Biblioteca Nazionale, Firenze. Exhibition traveled: Palazzo Pamphili, Rome.
• 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.
• Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte.
• Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo.
• Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro.
• Museum Weserburg, Bremen.
• Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.
• Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris.
• Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

PUBLICATIONS 

• Fernanda Gomes. (Lisbon: Museu da Cidade, 2012)
• Fernanda Gomes. (Porto: Fundação Serralves, 2006)
• Macri, Teresa. Postculture. (Rome: Edizioni Meltemi, 2003)
• Zaya, Octavio. Fresh Cream. (New York: Phaidon Press, 2000)
• Arenas, Amelia. Is this Art? (Kyoto: Tankosha Publishing, 1996)