(this page was last updated in June 2020)
São Paulo, Brazil, 1963.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
PIPA Prize 2020 nominee.
In the wake of the great art of the 20th and 21st centuries, Brazilian and worldwide, Alex Červený’s work is based on these two complementary movements: it navigates the countercurrent of this fracture between subject and object and explores free imaginary territories, enhanced by the American heritage and the atavism of a robust fantasy.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2020:
Alex Cerveny [São Paulo, Brazil, 1963. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil]. Among his solo exhibitions in recent years, the following stand out: ‘Todos os lugares’, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil; ‘Palimpsesto’, a retrospective of his graphic work at the Lasar Segall Museum, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); ‘Glossário de Nomes Próprios’, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015); Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2015) and the III Exhibition of the Exhibition Program, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2012). Among the group exhibitions in recent years, the following stand out: ‘Nous Les Arbres’, at the Cartier Foundation, Paris, France (2019); ‘Da tradição à experimentação’, Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2019); Queermuseum – cartografias da diferença na arte brasileira, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018); ‘Homo Ludens’, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); ‘Os muitos e o um’, curated by Robert Storr, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); Clube de Gravuras: 30 Anos, curated by Cauê Alves, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); En y entre geografias, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, curated by Emiliano Valdes, Medellín, Colombia (2015); ‘Figura Humana’, curated by Raphael Fonseca, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014); 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2013); Poly / Graphic Triennial of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2012).
In 2012, he received the Prêmio Marcantonio Vilaça, from the National Arts Foundation (Funarte) for the 64 originals in cliché-green of the book Pinocchio, the story of a doll, released by the publisher Cosac Naify the previous year. In 2016, he was one of the winners of the ProAC Book Artist Award for the project O drawing seen from the sky, a photographic and literary account of the expeditions to the Nazca Lines in which he participated between 2005 and 2011 together with the Maria Reiche Association team, from the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Dresden, Germany.
“Ateliê do Artista: Alex Cerveny”, Revista Bravo!. Duration: 6’01”
“Artista usa novela como fonte de inspiração”, Canal Curta!. Duration: 2’30”
“Metrópolis: Alex Cerveny”, Metrópolis. Duration: 3’16”
“Alex Cerveny”, Gravura Brasileira. Duration: 3’01”
“Geppeto do século XXI”, Cosac Naify. Duration: 4’56”