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His actions are a collective catharsis that draw on the ritualistic and the states of anthropophagic possession of myths, bandits, heroes, gods and demigods created by mankind to confront the mystery of life.

– Paulo Reis, Between Sense and Spirit, 2010

Brazilian artist, lives and works in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Cabelo is a poet, musician and a visual artist. He considers his drawings, paintings, sculptures, songs, performances, videos and processes of instaurations, as manifestations of poetry. According to Luiz Camillo Osorio "these various lines of force in his poetics focus on an expressive event always marked by the presence of the body". The work takes place both in a museum and on the street. Currently he continues with the project “Luz com Trevas”: an exhibition, a show and a disc, which mix together forming one single work.

Selected Works
  • Cabelo, Sem Título [Untitled], 2020
    Sem Título [Untitled], 2020
  • Cabelo, Cabelo Cobra Coral, 2020
    Cabelo Cobra Coral, 2020
  • Cabelo, Op Yogi, 2020
    Op Yogi, 2020
  • Cabelo, Sem título [Untitled], 2020
    Sem título [Untitled], 2020
  • Cabelo, White Flaming Egg, 2018
    White Flaming Egg, 2018
  • Cabelo, Sem Título [Untitled], 2018
    Sem Título [Untitled], 2018
  • Cabelo, Sem Título [Untitled], 2018
    Sem Título [Untitled], 2018
  • Cabelo, Sem Título [Untitled], 2012
    Sem Título [Untitled], 2012
  • Cabelo, White dwarf stars in globular cluster NGC 6397, 2011
    White dwarf stars in globular cluster NGC 6397, 2011
  • Cabelo, Sem Título [Untitled], 2007
    Sem Título [Untitled], 2007
  • Cabelo, Cefalopóde Heptópode, 1996/1997
    Cefalopóde Heptópode, 1996/1997
  • Cabelo, Itamambuca, 2014/2016
    Itamambuca, 2014/2016
Selected Exhibitions

Luz com Trevas | Espaço BNDES | Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2018

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Biography

Brazilian artist, lives and works in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Cabelo is a poet, musician and a visual artist. He considers his drawings, paintings, sculptures, songs, performances, videos and processes of instaurations, as manifestations of poetry. According to Luiz Camillo Osorio "these various lines of force in his poetics focus on an expressive event always marked by the presence of the body". The work takes place both in a museum and on the street. Currently he continues with the project “Luz com Trevas”: an exhibition, a show and a disc, which mix together forming one single work.

 

In 2019, he was one of the finalists for the Prêmio Pipa and held an exhibition at Villa Aymoré, in addition to participating in the group exhibitions “Da Linha, o Fio”, at Espaço Cultural BNDES, Rio de Janeiro, at the Festival Multiplicidade 2019: Brasis, Centro Cultural Oi Futuro and took part at the collective exhibition "O que não é floresta é prisão política" at the Occupation 9 de Julho from the Movimento dos Sem Teto do Centro (MSTC), São Paulo. In 2018, he made the solo show “Luz com Trevas” at Espaço Cultural BNDES, Rio de Janeiro and participated in the 33rd São Paulo International Biennial for the second time. In 2017, he participated in the exhibitions “Alucinações à Beira Mar”, at MAM-Rio and in “Art of the Treasure Hunt: The Grand Tour” in Tuscany, Italy. In 2015, he made the solo show "Obrigado, Volte Sempre" at the A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro. His works were exhibited in individual exhibitions, among which are: “Da Banalidade”, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, SP (2016), “Humúsica”, at MAM-Rio (2012), “Myanmar Miroir (The Corridor), in Art Positions at Art Basel Miami (2006); “Imediações de Monte Basura”, at the Center D'art Santa Monica, Barcelona (2005). Among the group exhibitions, the following stand out: Bienal do Mercosul 2009, Porto Alegre, “De Perto, De Longe”, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, São Paulo (2008); 26th São Paulo International Biennial, São Paulo (2004); “How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; “Violência e Paixão”, MAM-Rio (2003); “Cote à Cote - Art Contemporain du Brésil”, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, France (2001); “Cefalópode Heptópode”, X Documenta de Kassel, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (1997). In 1996 he received the “Antarctica Artes com a Folha” Award and the IBEU Prize for Arts.

 

Cabelo's works are part of the Gilberto Chateaubriand and Joaquim Paiva - Museu de Arte Moderno Rio de Janeiro - MAM RJ, Pipa Institute, Acervo Banco Itaú S.A, João Sattamini - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói - MAC Niterói.

 

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