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The sleeping eskimo
2016
installation view
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

The sleeping eskimo
2016
installation view
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

The sleeping eskimo
2016
installation view
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

The sleeping eskimo
2016
installation view
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

The sleeping eskimo
2016
installation view
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

The sleeping eskimo
2016
installation view
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

The sleeping eskimo
2016
installation view
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

2015
installation view, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA

2015
installation view, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA

2015
installation view, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA

2015
installation view, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2015
installation view, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2015
installation view, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2015
installation view, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2015
installation view, "Imagine Reality", MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2015
installation view, "Imagine Reality", MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2015
installation view, "Papagaio", Camden Art Centre, London

2015
installation view, "Papagaio", Camden Art Centre, London

2015
installation view, "Papagaio", Camden Art Centre, London

2015
installation view, "Papagaio", Camden Art Centre, London

2014
installation view, "Papagaio", HangarBicocca, Milan

2014
installation view, "Papagaio", HangarBicocca, Milan

2014
installation view, "Papagaio", HangarBicocca, Milan

2014
installation view, "Papagaio", HangarBicocca, Milan

2014
installation view, "Papagaio", HangarBicocca, Milan

2013
Installation view, "The Enciclopedic Palace", 54th Venice Biennale, Venice

2012
installation view, "Trilemma: Over a Ghostly Conception", Fri Art, Centre d’art de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

2012
installation view, "Trilemma: Over a Ghostly Conception", Fri Art, Centre d’art de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

2012
installation view, "Trilemma: Over a Ghostly Conception", Fri Art, Centre d’art de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

2012
installation view, "Trilemma: Over a Ghostly Conception", Fri Art, Centre d’art de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

2012
installation view, "Trilemma: Over a Ghostly Conception", Fri Art, Centre d’art de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

2012
installation view, "Those animals that, at a distance, resemble flies", Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland

2012
Installation view,"Since you have eaten the horse,you can travel to Rome on a donkey:on dwarf philosophy", Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2012
Installation view,"Since you have eaten the horse,you can travel to Rome on a donkey:on dwarf philosophy", Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2012
Installation view,"Since you have eaten the horse,you can travel to Rome on a donkey:on dwarf philosophy", Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2012
Installation view,"Since you have eaten the horse,you can travel to Rome on a donkey:on dwarf philosophy", Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Spaghetti Tornado
2010
bronze sculpture
"There is nothing more to tell because this is small, as is every fecundation"
installation view, Marino Marino Museum, Firenze, 2011-2012

2011-2012
"There is nothing more to tell because this is small, as is every fecundation"
installation view, Marino Marino Museum, Firenze, 2011-2012

Solar, the blindman eating a papaya
2011
16mm film, colour, silent
2'35"
installation view, Le Plateau, Paris, 2011

Fruit Polyhedron
2009
35mm film, colour
2'42''
installation view, Le Plateau, Paris, 2011

Planetary System
2010
photo, chromogenic print
95 x 128 cm

Motion of astronomical bodies
2010
camera obscura installation
280 x 600 x 600 cm
installation view, "Analogy, the description of the world", ZERO..., Milano

Tarciso, the "bottom of the boot" astronomy
2009
16mm film, color, no sound
1’31’’

Hand, smaller than hand
2009
35mm film, color, no sound
1’48’’

Tarciso's analogy
2009
35mm film, color, no sound
4’11’

3 Suns
2009
16mm film, color, no sound
0'50'

Experiment on the Effluvium
2009
16mm film, color, no sound
10'43''

Atom
2009
16mm film, color, no sound
10’14’’

Meteoritic
2008
16mm film, color, no sound
6’49’’

Liver
2008
bronze sculpture on pedestal
65 x 40 x 30 cm
installation view, "Analogy, the description of the world", ZERO..., Milano

Cyclopean Eye
2008
16mm film, color, no sound
2'45''

Colombo’s Column
2006
16mm film, color, no sound
3'02’’

Eye Model
2006
installation, camera obscura system, table, ostrich eggs, lens, spotlight
dimensions variable

 

 

 

João Maria Gusmão: born in Lisboa, Portugal, 1979

Pedro Paiva: born in Lisboa, Portugal, 1977

live and work in Lisboa, Portugal

 

solo shows

 

2015

Papagaio, Camden Art Centre, London, UK (upcoming)

Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA (upcoming)

KölniIscher Kunstverein, Köln, Germany (upcoming)

Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain (upcoming)

 

2014

Papagaio, HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy

 

2013

Onça Geométrica, ZERO…, Milano, Italy

O Problema de Malyneux, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil

Third man argument, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2012

Trilemma: Over a Ghostly Conception, Fri Art, Centre d’art de Fribourg

Since you have eaten the horse, you can travel to Rome on a donkey: on dwarf philosophy, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

10.000 coisas, Zdb, Lisbon

Those animals that, at a distance, resemble flies, Kunsthaus Glarus, Swtizerland

Voltair's Armpit,Objectif-Exhibitions, Antwerp

 

2011

“... as in all circumstances of life, and especially those that, not being anything in themselves, will become everything in the results",Brodbeck Art Foundation, Catania

Non c'è più niente da raccontare perchè questo è piccolo, come ogni fecondazione,Museo Marino Marini, Florence

Alien Theory, Le Plateau, Paris

Tem gwef tem gwef dr rr rr, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

A brief history of slowness and vertigo
, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisboa

Desinit in Piscem, more precisely "Ending in Fishtail"
, IMO Projects, Copenhagen

 

2010

A grande bebedeira e outros filmes, Instituto Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Hand Smaller Than HandHand Smaller Than Hand, Galerie Kamm, Berlin

The foot removes the sock which takes off the shoe which leaves the footprint..., Sies + Hoke Gallery, Dusseldorf           

Smart Projects, Amsterdam

Index– The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

On the Movement of the Fried Egg and Other Astronomical Bodies, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Analogy, the descritpion of the world, ZERO…, Milano

 

2009

About the Presence of Things, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover

Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air, Portuguese Pavilion, 53. Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Magnetic Resonance On Abissologic Experiments,Mercer Union – Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto

 

2008

Hydraulics of Solids, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Meteorítica, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisboa, Portugal

Meteoritic, Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil

Para uma ciência transitória do indiscernível: A Abissologia, Torreão da Cordoaria Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal

FHoto Esphaña, Matadero, Madrid, Spain

Projecto Observatório, Fundação de Serralves no Algarve, Minas de Salgema, Loulé, Portugal

Passengers 1.7,CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA

 

2007

Crevasse, Laboratório 987, MUSAC - Museu de Arte Contemporâneo de Castilla y León , Leon, Spain

 

2006

Eflúvio Magnético (2ª Parte), Galeria Zdb, Lisboa, Portugal

Eflúvio Magnético (Síntese), TMG, Guarda, Portugal

 

2005

Intrusão: The Red Square, MNAC - Museu do Chiado - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa, Portugal

 

2004

Eflúvio Magnético: O Nome do Fenómeno, Galeria Zdb, Lisboa, Portugal

Matéria Imparticulada, Galeria Graça Brandão, Porto, Portugal

 

2003

O Ouro dos Idiotas, Projecto InTransit, Espaço Artes em Partes, Porto, Portugal

 

2002

Air Liquide, Galeria Ara, Lisboa, Portugal

 

 

group exhibitions

 

2015

Alimentário: Construção do Patrimônio Alimentar Brasileiro, Oca, Parque do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil (upcoming)

Beautiful Monsters, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA (upcoming)

Carlier | Gebauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)

Frac Ile-de-France collection, Mamco, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Genève, Switzerland (upcoming)

Überschönheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (upcoming)

RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/Rhein Main, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (upcoming)

 

2013

The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th International Venice Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Venice, Italy

Future Generation Art Prize 2012, Venice, Italy

 

2012

The Castle in the Air. Séance of Imagination, Centre of Culture ZAMEK, Poznan, Poland

MAC’s – Grand Hornu, Belgium

21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

Tem calma o teu país está a desaparecer, Galeria ZDB, Lisbon, Portugal

In the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center,Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

partoftheprocess5, ZERO…, Milan

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute

Ghosts in Machine, New Museum, NYC

Collecting collections and concepts, Guimarães, Portugal

Superpower: Africa in Science fiction, Arnolfini Contemporary Art Center, Bristol, UK

Arte Portuguesa do Século XX 1960 – 2010,MNAC – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal

VI Bienal de Arte e Cultura de São Tomé e Príncipe, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2011

Man in the Holocene, Mit List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge

Estación Experimental, Laboral, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón

Art and Philosophy, N.B.K., Berlin

The Matter of Air, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

The Art of narration changes with time, Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Exposição permanente do Museu Colecção Berardo (1960-2010),  Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

Staging the Archive, MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elva, Portugal

THE LAST FIRST DECADE, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal

 

2010

The Responsive Subject, Mu.ZEE - Ostend (Belgium), curated by FormContent

10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale 2010, Gwangju

The Inhabitants, Vilma Gold, London

Leopards in the Temple, Sculpture Center, New York

Magic Show,The Hayward Gallery, London, curated by Jonathan Allen and Sally O’Reilly

 

2009

Monument to Tansformation,City Gallery Prague, Prague

Corpo, Densidade e Limites, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas Portugal

 

2008

Feitorias,Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Funchal Portugal

Múltiplas Direcções, arte portuguesa de 1850 até à actualidade, MNAC -Museu do Chiado, Lisboa, Portugal

PARANGOLÉ. Fragmentos desde los 90 en Brasil, Portugal y España, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain

Part of the Process 3,Galleria Zero, Milan

Manifesta 7 - European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Rovereto, Italia

Portugal Agora - À propos des lieux d'origine, MUDAM - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Fables Du Doute / Tales Of Disbelief,La Galerie – Centre d’art contemporain, Noisy le Sec, Paris

O Presente: Uma Dimensão Infinita, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon

Tiempo Al Tiempo / Taking Time, MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain

 

2007

A Terceira Margem do Rio - 6ª Bienal de Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brasil

Edit!, Fotografia e filme na Colecção Ellipse, CAV, Coimbra, Portugal

Intro, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels, Belgium

Passengers, CCA- Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA

Prémio União Latina, Culturgest, Lisboa, Portugal

Sobreposições- Overlapping, MNAC - Museu do Chiado - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa, Portugal

Trienal de Luanda, Luanda, Angola

 

2006

Como Viver Junto, 27ª Bienal de São Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brasil

Constelações Afectivas II - Parte I,Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisboa, Portugal

Constelações Afectivas II - Parte II, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisboa, Portugal

Empirismos, ECCO - Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo, Brasília, Brasil

Empirismos, MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brasil

Laberintos de Museos,Instituto Cervantes, Pequim, China

Open House, Ellipse Foundation, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal

Retratos e Figuras na Paisagem da colecção Museu do Chiado- MNAC - Museu do Chiado - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa, Portugal

 

2005

Del Zero al 2005. Perspectivas del Arte en Portugal, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain

Empirismos LisboaPhoto, Palácio da Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal

Portuguese Screen Videoart Showcase loop.05, Barcelona, Spain

Toxic, o discurso do excesso, Fundição de Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal

Museu do Chiado, Lisboa, Portugal

 

2004

Cidade Iluminada, Zdb, Lisboa, Portugal

Prémio EDP (novos artistas),Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal

Quartel, Arte Trabalho e Revolução, Pêssegos para a Semana, Porto, Portugal

Re-Produtores de sentido, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Rencontre Internationale de liex de culture independants (Zdb), Bizart, Shanghai, China

Screening em Drafting Deceit, Apexart, New York, USA

Video Zone 2, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

2003

Os Meus Cromos da Arte Contemporânea, Bienal de Foz Côa, Monte Corvo, Portugal

Veneer/ Folheado, exposição organizada pela Zdb na Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK

 

2002

DeParamnésia parte 1, Tercenas do Marquês (Zdb), Lisboa, Portugal

DeParamnésia parte 2,Tercenas do Marquês (Zdb), Lisboa, Portugal

DeParamnésia parte 3, Tercenas do Marquês (Zdb), Lisboa, Portugal

 

2001

InMemoryZdb, Lisboa, Portugal

Selected Bibliography

 

2013

Ina Lockhart, “Kunstmarktkompass. Die 25 vielversprechendsten Nachwuchskünstler der Welt. Das neue Wir-Gefühl”, Capital, October, pp. 150 - 161

It is only a state of mind, Published by NGBK - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin and Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg

 

2012

Abissology: theory of the indiscernible,editors Sociedade Internacional de Abissologia e ZDB, Lisbon

There's nothing more to tell because this is small, as is every fecundation..., editors Museu Marino Marini, Fondazione Brodbeck, le Plateau Frac Île-de-France

Darrieussecq Marie, “One Instant”, Frieze, March

Alexis Jakubowicz, “João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva”, Frieze.de, Winter

 

2011

Barbara Casavecchia, “João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva - Marino Marini”, Frieze, December

Elodie Evers, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva - Tem gwef tem gwef dr rr rr, exhibition’s catalogue, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

 

2010

Searle, Adrian, “João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva’s fried eggs and cosmic events”, The Guardian, February, p. 22.

On the movement of the fried egg and other astronomical bodies, IKON Gallery, Birmingham

 

2009

“João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva”, Dardo Magazine, n° 11, June-September 2009, Spain & Portugal

 

2008

Abissology: Horizon of Events
, Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 2008, Matadero Madrid, PhotoEspaña, la Fábrica Editorial, Zé dos Bois

Lúcia Marques, O Presente: Uma Dimensão infinita (Colecção BES)2, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

Tina Barton, João Maria Gusmão and  Pedro Paiva, Hydraulics of Solids: João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Adam Art Gallery, 
Wellington, New Zealand

Jens Hoffmann, Passengers 1.7: João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA

Pedro Lapa, Parangolé vol.2
, Museo Patio Herreriano e Dardo Editora, 2008, Spain

Chiara Leoni, “Scaling mount analogue”, MOUSSE, issue #15, October

Chris Sharp, “Pedro Paiva & João Maria Gusmão”, Frieze, March

Gabriel Alexandre, Moraes Marcia, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Rio de Janeiro, Editora Cobogó

 

 

2007

Portugal Agora – À Propos dex Lieux d’Origine, MUDAM – Musée d’Art Modern Grand-Duc Jean, 2207, Luxemburg

Miguel Von Hafe Pérez, João Maria Gusmão e  Pedro Paiva, Propostas da Arte Portuguesa, posição: 2007, Público e Serralves Foundation, Lisbon, 
Portugal

Luisa Especial and Delfim Sardo, Edit!, Centro de Artes Visuais and Ellipse Fondation, 2007, Coimbra, Portugal

Iñaki Martínez Antelo, Isabel Carlos, Óscar Faria,Tempo ao Tempo/Taking Time, exhibition’s catalogue published by MARCO Museu de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, 2007, Vigo, Spain

João Pinharanda,  Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas, Portugal 

Miguel Amado,  25 Frames por Segundo, Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon, Portugal

Alexandre Melo, Arte e Artistas em Portugal,  Instituto Camões e Bertrand Editora, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal

Tania Pardo,Guia MUSAC7, Published by MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Castilla e León, 2007, Castilla e León, Spain

Alexandre Melo,Arte e Artistas em Portugal, Published by Instituto Camões e Bertrand Editora, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

2006

João Maria Gusmão,  Pedro Paiva and others, Eflúvio Magnético vol.2, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, Lisbon, Portugal

João Pinharanda, Momentos de Luz, Fundação EDP e Fundación Hidrocantábrico, Lisbon, Portugal

João Maria Gusmão and  Pedro Paiva, NADA nº7
,NADA, 2006, Lisbon, Portugal

Ricardo Nicolau and Sandra Vieira Jurgens, Fotografia na Arte, de ferramenta a paradigma, Público e Fundação Serralves, Lisbon, Portugal

Ellipse Foundation, Contemporary Art Collection
, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva and others, Anamnese, Fundação Ilidío Pinho, Porto, Portugal

 

2005

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva and others,Eflúvio Magnético vo.l1, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Lisbon, Portugal

Horacio Fernández, Sérgio Mah and Sandra Vieira Jurgens,Empirismos, La Fabrica Editorial and LisboaPhoto, Madrid and Lisbon

Davis Barro,Del Zero al 2005, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain

Sérgio Mah, Lisboa photo 2005, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa e Público, Lisbon, Portugal

Pedro Lapa, Intrusão: the red square,  João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva“, Museu do Chiado- Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, 2005, Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

2004

Miguel Amado, Extensão do Olhar - Uma antologia visual da fotografia contemporânea, obras da colecção da fundação PLMJ, Assírio e Alvim, Lisbon, Portugal

Delfim Sardo, Prémios EDP Novos Artistas 2004, Fundação EDP, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2000

Lúcia Marques,Fiasco: João Maria Gusmão, Published by Galeria Ara, Lisbon, Portugal


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