José Bechara

Rio de Janeiro, Rj, 1957.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


PIPA 2010 nominee.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2010.




About the artist

He studied at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro.

He particpated in 25ª. Bienal de São Paulo; 29º. Panorama da Arte Brasileira – MAM SP; 5ª. Bienal do MERCOSUL in Porto Alegre – RS, and in the shows “Caminhos do Contemporâneo” and “Os 90” bove at Paço Imperial – RJ.

He held many solo and group shows at important museums and institutions like Culturgest, Lisbon – [Portugal]; MEIAC Badajós [Spain]; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno [Valencia, Spain]; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, MAM RJ [Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil]; Museu de Arte Contemporânea, MAC [Curitiba – PR, Brasil]; Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, MAM BA [Salvador – BA, Brazil]; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, MAC [Niterói – RJ, Brasil]; Instituto Tomie Ohtake [São Paulo – SP, Brazil]; Museu Vale do Rio Doce [Vitória – ES, Brazil]; Haus der Kilturen der Welt [Berlin, Germany]; Ludwing Forum Fur Intl Kunst [Aachen, Germany]; Kunst Museum [Haeiden Hein, Germany]; Centro Cultural São Paulo, CCSP [São Paulo – SP, Brazil]; ASU Art Museum [Phoenix – AZ, USA]; Patio Herreriano-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español [Valadolid, Spain] e MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporânea de Vigo [Vigo, Spain], and also at the galleries Marília Razuk [São Paulo – SP, BR] ; Celma Albuquerque [Belo Horizonte – MG, BR]; Lurixs [Rio de Janeiro – RJ, BR]; Bolsa de Arte de Porto Alegre [Porto Alegre – RS, BR], among others.

His works are in many public and private collections, as example at de Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – Gilberto Chateaubriand’s collection, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói – João Satamine’s collection, Brazil; Instituto Itaú Cultural, Brasil; Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Brazil; Museu de arte Contemporânea do Paraná, Brazil; Culturgest-Lisbon, Portugal; FIL/AIP Feira de Lisboa, Portugal; ASU Art Museum, Phoenix, USA; MoLLA, USA; Universidade Cândido Mendes, Brazil.


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