Galleria Franco Noero

PIAZZA CARIGNANO 2
10123, TORINO
ITALIA
VIA MOTTALCIATA 10/B
10154, TORINO
ITALIA

Tunga

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TUNGA (b. Palmares, Brazil 1952 – d. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016)

 

EDUCATION
1969-1974
Faculdade de Arquitectura e Urbanismo Santa Ursula, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
‘Tríade Trindade’, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
‘Tunga: Capillary Twins’, Tate Modern, London, England
‘Tunga: o rigor da distração’, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017
‘Tunga: o corpo em obras’, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2016
‘Pálpebras’, Galeria Millan, São Paulo, Brazil
‘Homenagem ao Tunga’, Centro de Arte Contemporanea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
2015
Solo presentation, Frieze Masters / Frieze Live, London, UK
‘Moi, Vous et la Lune’, Manège des Ecuries, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
2014
From “La Voie Humide”, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino
From “La Voie Humide”, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Brasil
From “La Voie Humide”, Pilar Corrias, London, UK
From “La Voie Humide”, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
2013
‘Ao’, Luhring Augustine Bushwick, New York, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
‘Still (A)live’, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2018
‘Invention of Origin’, Pina_Estação, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Partecipating at the 33ª Bienal de São Paulo, Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brasil
‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’, Auroras, São Paulo, Brazil
‘BRAZIL. Knife in the Flesh’, PAC Padiglione d’arte contemporanea di Milano, Milano, Italy
‘A Luta Continua: The Sylvio Perlstein Collection’, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
‘De Calder à Koons, bijoux d’artistes: la coleccion idéale de Diane Venet’, Musée des Arts Décoratifs,
Paris, France
‘Visiones de la tierra/ El mundo planeado: Coleccion Luis Paulo Montenegro’, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2017-2018
Troposphere, Minsheng Museum, Beijing, China
2017
‘The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
‘CASEBOOKS: Six Contemporary Artists and an Extraordinary Medical Archive’, Ambika P3, University of
Westminster, London, England*
‘ILLUMINATED – Pioneer Experiences in Expanded Cinema’, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil
‘Punto de Partida’, Fundación Cultural Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain*
‘Sol Lewitt, Andres Serrano, Joel Shapiro, Tunga, Andy Warhol’, Michel Vidal, Paris, France
2016- 2017
‘Tanz der Seligen Geister / Dança das Sombras Felizes’, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen,
Germany
2016
‘Invisible Adversaries’, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
‘Eu, Você e a Lua’, Art Unlimited, Art|Basel 47, Basel, Switzerland
2015
‘Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America’, MFAH, Houston
‘Empty House Casa Vazia’, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA
2014
‘Inside’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
‘La linea continua’, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

 

 

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2005
Selected for the Artes Mundi prize, Wales, England
2000
Hugo Boss Award (finalist), Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1998
Johnny Walker Prize, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1997
Acquisition Prize, Museum of Contemporary Art, Niteroi, Brazil
Acquisition Prize, Museum of Modern Art, Bahia, Brazil
Acquisition Prize, Museum of Modern Art, Recife, Brazil
Embratel Prize, Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, Brazil
30 years Prize, Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, Brazil
1986
Trienal Latinoamericana de Arte sobre papel Prize, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1985
Museo de Arte Moderno de Caracas, Venezuela

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, Phoenix, AZ
Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Niterói, Brazil
Museu de Arte de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul Ado Malagoli, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Tunga 18
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

 

SELECTED PRESS

2009
Amarante, Leonor, ‘Arte-Franca’, Arte! Brasileiros, 2009, pp. 5-21.
2007
Calirman, Claudia, ‘Tunga at Luhring Augustine’, Art in America, May 2007.
2005
‘Events, Tunga, The Louvre Museum’, ArtNexus, vol. 4, no. 59, 2005, p. 46.
2004
Chattopadhyay, Collette, ArtNexus, vol. 3, no. 54, 2004), pp. 168-169.
Frank, Peter, ‘Pick of the Week’, L.A. Weekly, vol. 26, no. 31, June 25 – July 1 2004, p.132.
Myers, Holly, ‘Sense of mysticism and sense of balance’, Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2004, Calendar, E26.
Miles, Christopher, ‘Preview’, Flaunt Magazine, Exhibitionism, Issue 54, May 2004, p. 194.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Cecily Brown, Flávio de Carvalho, Tunga, exh. cat. São Paulo: Auroras, 2018.

2017
Casebooks: Work Towards an Exhibition at Ambika P3, exh. cat., 62-69. London: Ambika P3, 2017.
Points of Convergence: Alternative Views on Performance, 157-58. Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art
Warsaw, 2017.
Punto de partida: coleccion Isabel y Agustin Coppel, exh. cat. Madrid: Fundación Cultural Banco
Santander, 2017.

2016
Invisible Adversaries, exh. cat. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Hessel Museum of Art, 2016.

2015
Verger, Michael, and Damien MacDonald. Dessins l’Invisible, exh. cat. Paris: EBL Editions, 2015.
Wellen, Michael. “Tunga: Nested Fantasies.” In Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America,
exh. cat., 226-31. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2015.

2014
La línea continua: The Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin, exh. cat., 168-169. Austin, TX: Blanton
Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014.
Venancio Filho, Paulo. “A Modern and Contemporary Tradition.” Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in
Brazil, 9-19. Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 2014.

2013
Lampert, Catherine. “Tunga.” Imagine Brazil, exh. cat., 146-149. Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museet; Lyon:
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, 2013.

 

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