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ANDRE’  KOMATSU

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  • Born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 1978.
    Lives and works in Sao Paulo.  
    Solo exhibitions  
    2015: White Noise, Palazzo Pamphilj, Galleria Cândido Portinari, Roma, Italy.
    2014; Insustentável Paraíso, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brasil. André Komatsu, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy.
    2013: Corpo Dócil, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2011: Pinta 2011, Art Projects, London, England. ARCO 2011, Solo Projects, Madrid, Spain.
    2010: A caso por intenção, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Concreto/Periódico, Natalie Seroussi, Paris, France.
    2009: Soma Neutra, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2007 Quando ramos são subtraídos, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2006: Projeto Bolsa Pampulha, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Temporada de Projetos.
    2006: Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil Bolsa Pampulha.
    2005-2006: Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Programa de Exposições 2005-2006, Centro Cultural São Paulo [CCSP], Sao Paulo, Brazil  
    Group exhibitions 
    2015: Ã‰ Tanta Coisa que Não Cabe Aqui, 56a Venice Biennial, Venezia, Italy. Encruzilhada, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. O Museu que há de vir, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal. Open Plan, SP Arte 2015, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brasil.
    2014: Singularidades/Anotações: Rumos Artes Visuais, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brasil. Do Valongo à Favela, Museu de Arte do Rio [MAR], Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Experimentando Espaços 2, Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, Brasil. Beyond the Superquare, Bronx Museum, New York, USA. Dispositivos para um mundo (im)possível (Roesler Hotel #25), Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brasil. Um Olhar sobre a Coleção, Galeria Hideo Kobayashi, Centro Cultural Usiminas, Ipatinga, Brasil.
    2013: Escavar o Futuro, Fundação Clóvis Salgado, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Interruption: The 30th edition of the Ljubljana Biennial of Grafic Arts, Ljubljana, SloveniaIn Lines and Realignments, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England. Blind Field, Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, USA. Future Generation Art Prize @Venice, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy.
    Prize 
    2013: CNI/SESI Marcantonio Vilaça para Artes Plásticas, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. El Arte Contemporaneo de la X Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico. O Abrigo e o Terreno. Arte e Sociedade no Brasil I, Museu de Arte do Rio [MAR], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Blind Field, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, USA Prize CNI/SESI Marcantonio Vilaça para Artes Plásticas, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto [MARP], Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
    2012: Colapso, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Future Generation Art Prize 2012 [21 Shortlisted Artists], Pinchukartcentre, Kiev, Ukraine. Prize CNI/SESI Marcantonio Vilaça para Artes Plásticas, Palácio do Comércio, Associação Comercial de Maceió, Maceió, Brazil Prize CNI/SESI Marcantonio Vilaça para Artes Plásticas, Fortaleza São José de Macapá, Macapá, Brazil. Prize CNI/SESI Marcantonio Vilaça para artes plásticas, Centro Cultural Usina do Gasômetro, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Prize CNI/SESI Marcantonio Vilaça para artes plásticas, Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, Puerto Rico. The Peripatetic School: itinerant drawing from Latin America, Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia. La escuela peripatética: dibujo itinerante de América Latina, Galería Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain. Sextanisqatsi: desordem habitável, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey [MARCO], MexicoX Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico.
    2011: El Ranchito, Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain. An Other Place, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA. Contra a Parede, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Os Primeiros Dez Anos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nova Escultura Brasileira: heranças e diversidades, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Caos e Efeito, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Peripatetic School: Itinerant Drawing from Latin America, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art [MIMA], Middlesbrough, England. The Peripatetic School: itinerant drawing from Latin America, Drawing Room, London, England. Finalistas PIPA 2011, Museu de Arte Moderna [MAM RJ], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8ª Bienal do Mercosul: Ensaios de Geopoéticas, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Um Outro Lugar, Museu de Arte Moderna [MAM SP], Sao Paulo, Brazi. lUstedes e Nosotros, Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City, Guatemala. The natural order of things, Max Wigram Gallery, London. England.
    2011: Prize CNI-SESI Marcantonio Vilaça para Artes Plásticas, Brazil Illy SustainArt Award. ARCO 2011, Madrid, Spain. EN OBRAS | Arte y arquitectura en la Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Tenerife. Espacio de las Artes [TEA], Canary Islands Ponto de Equilíbrio, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paralela: A contemplação do mundo, Liceu de Artes e Ofício, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 20 anos do Programa de Exposições, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Brazil. A sombra do futuro: especulações por fazer, Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Quem tem medo?, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pra Começo de Século, Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte Contemporânea, Fortaleza, Brazil. Para ser Construídos, Museu de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon [MUSAC], Castilla y Léon, Spain.
    2009: Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection, University of Leeds, Leeds, England. Por Aqui, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. D ESTE  LADO, Instituto Goethe, Sao Paulo, Brazil. AFTER UTOPIA, Museo Centro Pecci, Prato, Italy. 7 Bienal do Mercosul: Grito e Escuta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. When Lives Become Form: Creative Power from Brasil. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA. Artérias e Capilares, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vértice, Galeria Millan, Sao Paulo, Brazil Exposição de Verão, Galeria Silvia Cintra+Box4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When Lives Become Form: Creative Power from Brasil, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan. 
    2008: When Lives Become Form: Creative Power from Brasil, Brasilian Embassy Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art [MOT], Tokyo, Japan. 4 Paralela, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Seja marginal, seja herói, Galerie GP & N Vallois & Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris, France. Oriente/Ocidente, 100 anos da Imigração Japonesa, Centro Cultural São Paulo [CCSP], Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2007, Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Arte.Brasil-Japão. Moderno e Atual, Museu de Arte Contemporânea [MAC USP], Sao Paulo, Brazil. Laços do Olhar, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Quando vidas se tornam forma, Museu de Arte Moderna [MAM SP], Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2006: This is not a love song, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. SP Coletiva Programa de Exposições, Centro Cultural São Paulo [CCSP], Sao Paulo, Brazil. Rumos Itaú Cultural Artes Plásticas. Instituto Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prize Bolsa Pampulha, Museu da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 17° SalÃ¥o de Arte da Praia Grande [First Prize], Sao Paulo, Brazil. 32ª Anual da FAAP [Third Prize Bolsa], Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2005: Vorazes, Grotescos e Malvados, Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2003: Modos de Usar, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil Arte contemporânea e política no movimento dos sem tetos do Centro (MSTC), Rua Prestes Maia, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Giroflexxxx, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil. A Casa Onírica, VI Semana Fernando Furlanetto, Espaço Cultural Fernando Arrigucci, São João da Boa Vista, Brazil.
    2002: Plural, Gabinete de Arte Regina Pinho de Almeida, Sao Paulo, Brazil Desdobramentos-Desenho, Museu de Arte Contemporânea [MAC], Americana, Brazil. Marrom, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Genius Loci: O Espírito do Lugar, Circuito Vila Buarque de Educação e Cultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2001: Primeiro Circuito Noturno das Artes, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil. XXXIII Anual De Artes, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado [FAAP], Sao Paulo, Brazil. Políticas Pessoais, Museu de Arte Contemporânea [MAC], Americana, Brazil. Casa da Grazi, Espaço Cultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Figura Impressa, Adriana Penteado Arte Contemporânea, Sao Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo/ Universidades, Euroart, Castelli, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    2000: Fumaça 1 [Happening], Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado [FAAP], Sao Paulo, Brazil. XXXII Anual de Artes, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado [FAAP], Sao Paulo, Brazil. Zananocio, Ateliê Maurício Cardoso, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    1998. XXXI Anual de Artes, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado [FAAP], Sao Paulo, Brazil  Awards.
    Residence
    2010: Residência, El Ranchito, Matadero, Madrid, Spain.
    2009: Residence, Bronx Museum, New York, USA.
    Public collections
    Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough, England. Bronx Museum, New York, USA. Fundacion ARCO, Madrid, Spain. Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM RJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Museum of Modern Art [MOMA], New York, USA. Fundação Clóvis Salgado, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. TATE Modern, London, England.A

MOATAZ NASR

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  • Born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 1961.
    He lives and works in Cairo.
    Solo shows
    2014
    ArtTalks, Cairo, Egypt; Galleria Continua,  Les Moulins, France
    2013
    The Journey of a Griffin, Villa Pacchiani: Centro Espositivo, Santa Croce sull’Arno, Italy; Harmonia, Centro Espositivo per le Arti Contemporanee SMS, San Michele degli Scalzi, Pisa, Italy; Tectonic Shift, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France
    2012
    Collision, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE; Moataz Nasr / Hidden Landscape, Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway; The Tunnel, Galleria Continua,  Beijing, China
    2011
    In a Nutshell, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, UK; Moataz Nasr -The Maze (The People Want the Fall of the Regime), MAP, Mobile Art Production, Gothenburg, Sweden;Réactions en chaîne, Château de Blandy-les-Tours, Blandy, France; The Other Side of the Mirror, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
    2008
    A Memory Fills with Holes, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy; Cairo walk, Sultan Gallery, Sabhan, Kuwait
    2006
    The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan; Entrapment, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
    2005
    The Echo, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK
    2004
    Falaki Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Egypt; Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
    2003
    Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt; Franco Riccardo Gallery, Napoli, Italy
    2002
    Franco Riccardo Gallery, Napoli, Italy; Espace-La Bodega Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
    2001
    Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
    2000
    Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt; Egyptian Cultural Center in Paris, France
    1999
    Al Ahram House Gallery, London, UK; Akhnaton Gallery, Centre of Fine Art, Cairo, Egypt
    Group shows
    2014
    Galleria Continua at Le Bristol, Le Bristol Hotel, Paris; “Made by… Feito por Brasileiros”, a creative invasion, Cidade Matarazzo, Sao Paolo, Brasil; Park in Progress 11, Nicosia, Cyprus; Easts – Contemporary Visions. Villa Ada Meets the World, Multicultural Festival, Roma, Italy; The sea is my land – artisti dal Mediterraneo, Triennale, Milan, Italy; Heaven, Hell, Purgatory – The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary African Artists, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Arab Contemporary – Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
    2013
    The See Is My Land, MAXXI, Rome, Italy; Terms and Conditions, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; The Wave Culture Festival, Sdr. Nissum, Humlum, Nørre Snede and Vorgod-Barde, Denmark; Tappeti estremi, da Timbuctù all’Arte Contemporanea, Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy; Video(works), Athr Gallery, Jeddah, UAE; In peace and with compation. 5th Caravan Festival of the Arts, Cairo, Egypt; London, UK; Métamorphose, FITE – Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, Hue, Vietnam; 1003,  Art Hotel Gran Paradiso, Sorrento, Italy; Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen; Turbulences II, Boghossian Foundation / Villa Empain with the collaboration of Espace culturel Louis Vuitton (Paris), Bruxelles, Belgium; Pen to Paper, Al Madad Foundation in collaboration with Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Cadavre exquis, suite méditerranéenne, Marseille Provence 2013 Capitale européenne de la culture en Pays d’Aix, Musée Granet Place Saint Jean de Malte, Aix-en-Provence, France
    2012
    Long Live Free Art!, ArtTalksEgypt, Cairo, Egypt; Mirages d’orient, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France; Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East, Gallery 1&2, Doha, Qatar; In Spite of it All, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; La belle et la bêste, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France; System and Patterns, MGLC – Mednarodni graficni likovni center / International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Fictions and dissentions, 3rd Uluslararas? Çanakkale Biennale / International Çanakkale Biennial, Çanakkale, Turkey; Par Nature, Centquatre, Paris, France; Métamorphose, FITE – Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Where is the Time?, Foundation Izolyatsia – Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Donetsk, Ukraine; Mediterraneo: incontri o conflitti?/The Mediterranean Region: Bonding or Fighting?, Palazzo Gargasole, Gagliano del Capo (Lecce), Italy; Radici, Memoria, Identità e Cambiamento nell’arte di oggi, Palazzo De Sanctis, Castelbasso, Italy; Neon. La materia luminosa dell’arte, MACRO, Rome, Italy; Arab Express, The Latest Art from the Arab World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Revolutionary Bodies, L’animal a l’esquena,  Celrà/Girona, Spain; DAK’ART 2012, 10th African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal; Intrecci, Museo delle Trame Mediterranee, Gibellina (Trapani), Sicily, Italy; Moataz Nasr-Loris Cecchini, Studio Carlotta Pesce, Bologna, Italy; Aboard the Heart of Gold, 7th edition of Bologna Art First, Palazzo d’Accursio (Piazza Maggiore),  Bologna, Italy; Histories of Now: Six artists from Cairo, Museum School and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    2011
    Recistance, DARB1718, Cairo, Egypt; Dancing on the Edge, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Miniatures, 14th Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah Museum, Sharjah, UAE; The Maze (The People Want the Fall of the Regime), Hors Les Murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France; Images Affranchies, Banque du Maroc, Marrakesh, Marocco; Machine-RAUM, Vejle Art Museum, Spinderhallerne and Bryggen/Urban space, Denmark; A Rock and a Hard Place, Old Intersections-Make it New, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of  Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA), Thessaloniki, Greece; The Mystical Self, Video Art Project, Veneto Regional Archive for Video Art, Verona; Visual Container e [BOX] Videoart project space, Milan, Italy; Revolutionary Bodies, Isola dell’Asinara (Sassari) and Berchidda, Italy; Resistance, Amsterdam, Holland
    2010
    Fames: Family Vaudeville, DARB1718, Cairo, Egypt; Sphères 3, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France; 21st Century: Art in the first Decade, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Time After Time: Actions and Interactions, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA; Hiwar, DARB1718, Cairo, Egypt; Rencontres PICHA, 2nd Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi, Congo; Common Sense. We are less Greek than we think, St. Michael, Eppan-Appiano, Italy; Miraggi, Castelli in terra di Brindisi e Taranto, Brindisi, Italy; Moataz Nasr, DARB1718, GEO-graphics. A map of art practices in Africa, past and present, Bozar, Bruxelles, Belgium; Idoles, Galleria Continua / Les Moulins, France; Un peu, beaucoup, passionnement, Galerie  Alice  Mogabgab, Beirut, Lebanon; Barakat/The Gift, Stux Gallery Chealsea, New York City, USA; Hiwar/Discussion, Galerie Le Violon Bleu, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia; Il piacere del collezionista, Finstral, Unterinn am Ritten, Bolzano, Italy; African Marketplace, International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Light/Sound/VideoNight, Finstral, Unterinn am Ritten, (Bolzano), Italy
    2009
    Taswir, Islamische Bildwelten und moderne, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art – Thessaloniki International Fair, Thessaloniki, Greece; Made in Afrika, National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya; Amnesia, Nairobi Arts Trust / Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA), Nairobi, Kenya; [un]defined09 – Merano Arts Festival, Caserma F. Rossi, Merano (Bolzano), Italy; Reflections of Africa, MAMA – National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Algiers, Algeria; The African Contemporary Art, Exhibition center, Algiers, Algeria; Tawassol – Contact, Artericambi, Verona, Italy; Festival International d’Art Video de Casablanca, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Ben M’Sik, Casablanca, Morocco; Mediterranean, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Rome, Italy; Traversées, Bab Rouah and Bab Elkbir, Rabat, Morocco; Coexistencias / Coexistences, 2nd Canary Islands Biennale, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; MidEast Cut, The Danish Film Institute & Backyard Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Shoes, Ebdaa Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
    2008
    Al Madina, Ebdaa Art Gallery, Mohandessin, Egypt; Traversées, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt; Resilence, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France; Les Recontres Internationales de la Photo, Centre Cervantes, Fez, Morocco; Traversées (Crossings), Grand Palais, Paris, France; 11 Atists from Africa Remix – fringe touring exhibition, Mbabane, Swaziland; The Cultural center of Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique; Alliance Francaise, Pretoria, South Africa; Alliance Francaise, Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg, South Africa; The cultural center of Windhoek, Windhoek, South Africa
    2007
    Dans la ville et au-delà, Recontres Africaines de la Photographie de Bamako 2007, Paris, France; 11 artists from Africa Remix – fringe touring exhibition, Maseru (Lesotho); Durban (South Africa); Cape Town, South Africa; Machine-RAUM – a biennale for video art and digital culture, Vejle Art Museum and part of the Spinning factory, Vejle, Denmark; The Sneeze, Durban Art gallery, Durban, South Africa; L’invention de la mémoire, Espace Jeumon, Saint-Denis la Réunion; 24th Memorial Nade? Da petrovi? Belgrade, Serbia; Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; A.B.O. – curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Bologna Artefiera, Bologna, Italy
    2006
    Another World. Bamako 2005, La Centrale Electrique/European Center for Contemporary Art, Bruxelles, Belgium; Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Un autre monde – 6e édition de la photographie de Bamako, BnF, Paris, France; L’image révélée: de l’orientalisme à l’art contemporain, Musee de la Ville de Tunis, Palais Kheireddine, Tunis, Tunisia; 3rd Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Japan; Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Cross-Currents: Water as a Metaphor for (African) Identity?, Tufts University Art Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, USA; Ghosts of Self and State, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash, Melbourne, Australia; CCA 94th Annual Conference, CCA – College Art Association, Boston, USA
    2005
    Bamako Biennale for African Photography, Mali; 2nd International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan; 7th Sharjah Biennale, UAE, awarded the Grand Prize; Africa Remix, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Mediterranean Encounters, Sicily, Italy; Forming with Light, Palace of Art, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt; 4×4, Artists Space, Broadway, New York, USA; Arte all’Arte 10, Museo del Cristallo, Colle Val del’Elsa, Siena, Italy; Imagining the Book, Alexandria Library, Egypt; Loose Your Identity, Kunstverein Kreis, Ludwigsburg, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bahea, Salvador, Brazil; French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria; Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    2004
    25th Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo, Brazil; Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea; Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany; 7th Dak’art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal. Awarded the Ministry of Culture Prize; Museo del Cristallo, Colle Val d’Elsa (Siena), Italy; La Forma delle Nuvole – Arte all’Arte 9, Arte Continua, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Poggibonsi, Colle Val D’Elsa, Siena, Buonconvento, Italy; L’Opera e I giorni, Triennale, Certosa di Padula, Italy; Milly Pozzi Arte Contemporanea, Como, Italy; Sneeze 80×80, Athens, Greece; Castello di Trani, Bari, Italy
    2003
    50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy; Espacio Arte Contemporaneo Camargo, Spain; Disorientation, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
    2002
    6th Dak’art Biennale, Senegal. Awarded The Biennale Prize 2002; Unplugged, Arts Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria; Video Marathon, Chisinau, Moldova; Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea Premio Suzzara, Suzzara, Italy; You Can Touch, Espace Karim Francis, Cairo, Egypt
    2001
    Intresecus-Extrincus, Studio Casoli, Milan, Italy; Ambiente: Le Area Non Protette, Palazzo Pretorio Sala del Consiglio Communale, Sondrio, Italy; Cairo Modern Art Exhibition in Denhag, Holland; 8th International Cairo Biennale. Opera Arts Palace, Egypt. Awarded the Grand Prize; Participated with Martin McInally in Al Nitaq Festival, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
    2000
    The Palm Tree, Mashrabeya Gallery, Cairo, Egypt; Group exhibition with Egyptian and Italian artists, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt; Prepared and participated in the art exhibition For Jerusalem in Hanager Opera House, Cairo, Egypt; La Bodega, Cairo, Egypt; 5th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics, Opera House Arts Palace, Cairo, Egypt; Nitaq Festival of Art, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
    1999
    27th National Exhibition for Fine Arts, Opera House Arts Palace, Cairo, Egypt; Small Artworks at the Center of Art Cairo, Egypt
    1998
    26thNational Exhibition for Fine Arts, Akhnaton Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt; The First Show for Artists over 35 years and honored, Museum of Fine Arts (Hussein Sobhy), Alexandria, Egypt; 4th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt; The Days of Kom Ghorab, Hanager Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
    1997
    25th National Exhibition for Fine Arts, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt; Heliorama exhibition at the French Cultural Center, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt. Awarded the Prize of Painting
    1996
    24th National Exhibition for Fine Arts, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt
    1995
    7th Salon of Youth, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt. Awarded the Third Prize 2005.
    Public Art
    2013
    Crystal Ball / Al Maaden, Parc de Scultpures Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco 2013
    2006
    MACRO collection permanent work, Macro, Rome, Italy
    2005
    Permanent Installation at Museo del Cristallo, Colle val d’Elsa, Italy
    2001
    Permanent installation at La Bodega lounge (Hurricane), Cairo, Egypt
    2000
    Permanent installation at Diwan bookst++++ore in Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
    Workshops
    2012
    Meddance: incontri in movimento, Masseria Torcito, Cannole, Italy; HS_Projects, France
    2002
    Close Up Workshop, 3 Egyptian artists with 3 Swedish artists, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo; Workshop The Open Studio in Townhouse Gallery Cairo (10 Egyptian and 10 foreign artists)
    2000
    Participated in the Fashion Design workshop at the University of Applied Arts, ending in a number of exhibition in the Gezira Arts Center, Townhouse, Zeinab Khatoun and the Goethe Institute in Cairo, Egypt
    Others
    2014
    The Journey of the Griffin, Sala Regia di Palazzo Gambacorti, Pisa, Italy; A book lunch with Hanru Hou, The HISK, Brussels, Belgium
    2013
    A Talk with Moataz Nasr, The Archive, Dubai, UAE
    2009
    Global Art Forum, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
    2008
    Founded Darb 1718 – Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Fustat area, Cairo, Egypt; Artist talk CCCS, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy
    2000
    Member of the Jury Board at the 15th Art Festival Sondrio, Italy; Commissary of the Egyptian Contemporary Art exhibition in Nikosia, Cyprus, Egypt 
    1996/98
    Participated in Kom Ghorab Project in Old Cairo, Egypt.

JAUME PLENSA

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  • Born in 1955 in Barcelona, where he studied at the Llotja School of Art and Design and at the Sant Jordi School of Fine Art. Since 1980, the year of his first exhibition in Barcelona, he has lived and worked in Berlin, Brussels, England, France and the United States, as well as the Catalan capital. He has been a teacher at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and regularly cooperates with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a guest professor. He has also given many lectures and courses at other universities, museums and cultural institutions around the world. Jaume Plensa has received numerous national and international distinctions, including the Medaille de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, awarded by the French Ministry of Culture, in 1993, and the Government of Catalonia’s National Prize for Fine Art in 1997. In 2005, he was invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In Spain, he received the National Prize for Fine Art in 2012 and the prestigious Velázquez Prize for the Arts in 2013. Plensa regularly shows his work at galleries and museums in Europe, the United States and Asia. The landmark exhibitions in his career include one organised at theFundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in 1996, which travelled to the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö (Sweden) the following year. In Germany, several museums have staged exhibitions of his work. These include Love Sounds at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover in 1999 and the recent The Secret Heart, which was shown at three museums in the city of Augsburg in 2014. During 2015 and 2016 the exhibition Human Landscapehas travelled by several North American museums: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art and Frist Center of the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa FL and theToledo Museum of Art in Toledo, OH. Actually and until late January 2017, the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl, Germany shows an extensive selection of his work at the exhibition Die Innere Sight. In Madrid, Plensa received particular acclaim for the exhibition Chaos-Saliva, which opened in 2000 at the Palacio de Velázquez – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. In the United States, where Plensa has worked and exhibited for nearly three decades, his works have been shown at many art galleries and museums. Amongst his most outstanding exhibitions was that organised at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. In 2011, a large selection of Plensa’s sculptures, both interior – shown in the exhibition rooms – and large works – installed in the gardens – were exhibited at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, England. Thanks to this exhibition, the site received national recognition as Most Magnificent Attraction in 2011. To date, this has been one of the most complete shows ever devoted to the work of Jaume Plensa. A very significant part of Plensa’s work is in the field of sculpture in the public space. Installed in cities in Spain, France, Japan, England, Korea, Germany, Canada, USA, etc., these pieces have won many prizes and citations, including the Mash Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture, which the artist received in London in 2009 for his work DreamThe Crown Fountain, which was unveiled in Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2004, is one of Plensa’s largest projects and, without doubt, one of the most brilliant. The work led to many commissions, adding to the list of works by Jaume Plensa in public spaces, right up to the most recent, Roots (2014), installed in the Toranomon district in Tokyo. In 2015 he participated in the 56th Venice Biennale with the exhibition Together in the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, a collateral event which won the Global Fine Art Award in the category of Best Public Outdoor Installation in 2015. Defender of the graphic art work from the beginning, he did many exhibitions dedicated to graphic arts and editions. Highlighting the retrospectives at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Caen (France) and the Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée La Louviere (Belgium) in 2006. In 2013 he received the National Graphic Arts Award granted by the Calcografía Nacional in Madrid. From 1996 to 2008 he collaborated on many projects for theater and opera, especially with the company La Fura dels Baus, working the concept and designing sets and costumes. Jaume Plensa’s work can be seen regularly at the Galerie Lelong in Paris at Galerie Lelong in New York, and the Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago and New York.

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