Tonico Lemos Auad

Tonico Lemos Auad (b. 1968, Belém, BR) lives and works in London, UK. Studied at Goldsmith’s College, London, UK (2000); and Urban Architecture at FAU-USP, São Paulo, Brazil (1997). Auad creates lyrical, often transient forms using a wide range of materials, from the ephemeral and everyday, to the precious and enduring. Notions of luck, traditional anecdotes, chance, and the supernatural pervade Auad’s work, but beyond playfulness, his work resonates with a darker underbelly of existence; an awareness of death and the brevity of life is always near at hand. Select solo exhibitions include Tonico Lemos Auad, De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex, UK (2015-16); Tonico Lemos Auad, CRG Gallery, New York, US (2016); That Which Cannot Be Repaired, PIVÔ, São Paulo, BR (2015); Paisagem Noturna, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, BR (2013); PINTA, The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show, London, UK (2013); Tonico Lemos Auad, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (2012); and Carrancas and Reflected Archaeology, The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK (2011). Select group exhibitions include Soft Power, Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL (2016); All Heritage is Poetry, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, PT (2016); What Separates Us, HS Projects, The Embassy of Brazil in the UK, London, UK (2016); Another Part of the New World, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU (2015); Clairvoyant, Glory Hole project, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, BR (2015); Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (2015); and Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK (2015). His work is held in public and private collections including British Friends of the Arts Museums of Israel, Jerusalem, IL; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, US; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, ES; Pinacoteca de São Paulo, BR; and Tate Collection, London, UK.

Last updated: 09.03.2017

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