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Gabriela 

        Gusmão

"In short: I'm the change". GG
 

Gabriela Gusmão, brazilian artist, immersed in the poetry of extemporaneousness. Her work explores the relationship between nature, urban space, and the temporal dimension, embracing the unencompassable through video, photography, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, performance, and intervinventions. She concentrates as much on the rhythm of natural cycles as she does on the flow of the crowd in public spaces.

She discovers the world through active observation through the streets of  cities in Brazil, as well as in other countries where she has participated in residencies and exhibited her work in group and solo shows, including in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, the USA, Cyprus, Germany, and the Netherlands. She lives in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro. Gabriela works in transit down a two-way street, engaged in a peculiar creative process where solitude and multitudes, silence and polyphony, time and eternity, form the twin tracks of her balance.

SOLO SHOWS

NOVA CHAMA

2016 - Permanent Public Sculpture  - Art Monument Brazil 2016 Prize

VOO EXTEMPORÂNEO

2016 - Solo Show - curated by Julie Dumont - Casa do Brasil - Brussels, Belgium

BOREARTE

2015 -  Solo Show - Morro do Borel, partnership with The Museum of Modern Art - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ZURRIBURI

2014 -  Solo Show gallery space shared with Anton Steencboch, curated by Marta Mestre, Largo das Artes - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

METAFORMOSAS

2013 -  Solo Show - Plataforma Revólver para a Arte Contemporânea - Lisbon, Portugal

VÍRGULA NO INFINITO

2011 - Solo Show - curated by Luiz Camillo Osório, MAMRio, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013 - Artists book, 64 exemplars

RUA DOS INVENTOS

Book - 1st edition published 2002 and bilingual version published in 2004

Solo show curated by Xico Chaves and exhibited in the following museums and cultural spaces

2009 - Brazil Contemporary, The Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Holanda

2005 -  Galerie du département d’arts plastiques et Bibliothèque - Université de Paris 8 à Saint Denis – parallel event Ano do Brasil na França

Projéct-Temoignage at the seminar The Artist as Etnographer - Maison D'Amerique Latine - Paris, France

2005 -  Conjunto Cultural da Caixa, São Paulo – SP

2004 -  Conjunto Cultural da Caixa, Brasília – DF

2004 – Memorial do Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura, Fortaleza – CE

2003  - Capela do Solar do Unhão MAMBA – BA

2002  - Galeria do Século XXI MNBA – RJ

EÓLICAS

2004 - Solo Show -  Marquizes da FUNARTE,  FOTOARTE, Brasília, DF, Brazil

GROUP SHOWS

ENCONTROS

2016 -  Group Show - Galeria ÍNdica - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FORÇA NA PERUCA

2015 -  Group Show - Conjunto Cultural da Caixa - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

INTERMEZZO

2014-  Group Show - curated by Katharina Raab - Mila Kunstgalerie, Berlim, Germany

EXPOSURE 2014

2014 - Group Show - SeeMe Exhibition Space, Long Island Cit, USA

TRANSART OPEN FRAME

2013 -  Group Show - Supermarkt, Berlim, Germany

GRITO DOS 9

2013 - Group Show - Largo das Artes - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

OS CULTUROFAGISTAS

2012 - Group Show - Plataforma Revólver para a Arte Contemporânea - Lisbon, Portugal

2012 - Group Show - curated by Mara Castilho - A Fabrica - Guimaraes, Portugal

SUMMER STUDIO

2012 - Group Show - Cornaro Institute, Lempha, Cyprus

EXPOSURE 2013

2013- Group Show - Seeme Exhibition Space, Long Island City, USA

CURTAS GENTIS

2013 - Group Show - Galeria A Gentil Carioca Lá – Rio de Janeiro

VIRADÃO CULTURAL

2010 - Group Show - videoprojection at public space Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DÉCIMA BIENAL DE HAVANA

2009 - Colaborative work at Project Correspondência, by Mariella Sola - Havana, Cuba

ABRE ALAS

2009 - Group Show - A Gentil Carioca - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CURATORIAL PROJECT

URBANÁRIO

2013 - Group show curated by Gabriela Gusmão at Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

URBAN INTERVENTIONS

URBANÁRIO

2013 - intervention by Urbanário at Museum as Artwork, event curated by Luiz Guilherme Vergara

Museum of Contemporary Art, Niterói, Brazil

PORTO DAS GAIVOTAS

2012 – Seaguls Harbor - Gentil Wall -  A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PROJETO IRRADIAÇÕES

2011 – Partnership with Nucleum of Education and Art, MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Liberdade é pintar o muro da vida - Freedom is painting the wall of life, Favela da Maré, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

TAI

2008 –  Largo de São Francisco, partnership with Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro

ARTIST'S TALKS

2016 – Parque Lage – 2 speaches about image in movement -  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013 – D’CLINIC AIR – speach about de artwork Vírgula no Infinito, Comma in the Infinite -  Lendava, Sloveny

2012 – Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia – presentation of the Artists Book Mina &Atho – Venice, Italy

2011 – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – talk with the curator Luís Camillo Osório - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011 – Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center – OUR HOURS, speach about de artwork  - Bellagio, Italy

2005 – Maison Amérique Latine – Projet-Temoignage Rua dos Inventos - speaches

RESIDENCIES

2015 – Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia – Veneza – Itália

2014 – Transart Institute – Berlim – Alemanha

2013 – Transart Institute – New York – USA

2013 – Transart Institute – Berlim – Alemanha

2012 – Cornaro Institue, Cyprus College of Art – Larnaca, Lempa – Chipre

2012 – Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia – Veneza – Itália

2011 – Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center – Bellagio, Itália

PUBLICATIONS

2013 - Comma in the Infinite - Artists Book, 64 exemplars signed and numbered

2012 – Mina e Atho – Artists Book, unique – private collection

2009 - Statement of Practice “Looking is a Way of Touching”

The Journal of Modern Craft, volume 2, Issue 2, July 2009 (ISSN 1749-6772)

2008 - Article “Balanço da Rede”

http://www.polemica.uerj.br/pol22/cimagem/p22_gabriela.htm

2007 - Article “Projet-Temoignage Rua dos Inventos”

Marges 06, Art et ethnographie (ISSN: 1767-7114)

2004 – Book - Invention Street, editora Ouro Sobre Azul, ISBN 85-88777-06-1

2004 – Article na Revista Ocas, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

2003 – Article na Revista Tipográfica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002 – Book - Rua dos Inventos, editora Francisco Alves, ISBN 85-265-0453-3