(this page was last updated in June 2020)
Pirassununga, Brazil, 1974.
Lives and works in London, UK and São Paulo, Brazil.
PIPA 2017 and 2020 nominee.
Alexandre Canonino has a degree in Architecture and Urbanism by the College of Fine Arts of São Paulo, in 1999. His practice is strongly influenced by the logic and aesthetics of architectural designs and geometric abstractions. His works are born from the interest in specific materials and the exploration of their plastic possibilities results in a series of works in which the use of this material is repeated. The chosen materials are industrialized and easily available. Formally, his works tend to have a simple resolution and an economy of gestures, and the process that structures them is evident.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2020:
– Postgraduate Programme, Royal Academy Schools, London, UK, 2017-2020
– Degree in Architecture and Town Planning at Faculdade de Belas Artes de São Paulo, 1999
-“Buraco”, Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Standstill” with Paul Barlow, Kubik Gallery, Porto, Portugal
– “Como vão as coisas”, Galeria Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– “Aonde”, Marilia Razuk Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
– “Wreck or Ruin”, V.O. Curations, London, UK
– “Contagio”, Cecilia Brunson Projects, London, UK
– “Premiums: Interim Projects 2019”, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
– “Serpent and Shadow”, Royal Academy of Arts, curated by Martin Westwood, London, UK
– “Honeymoon”, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
– “MA”, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, curated by Luisa Duarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– “E9 7QL / 1H”, Enterprise Project, curated by Jade Barget, London, UK
– “Purity is a Myth”, Galeria Nara Roesler, curated by Michael Asbury, São Paulo, Brazil
– “In Between”, curated by Luisa Duarte, Bergamin & Gomide Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
– “Projeto Piauí”, Jacarandá (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Pivô (São Paulo, Brazil), result from an expedition completed in 2015 with Luis Barbieri, Paloma Bosquê, Bruno Dunley, Isabel Diegues, Mauro Restiffe and Marina Rheingantz.
– “Drawing Biennial”, Drawing Room, London, UK.
– “Brutalidade Jardim”, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, Marília Razuk Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
– “Princípios Flexor”, Gramatura Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
– “St Moritz Art Masters”, Jean-David Cahn Gallery, St Moritz, Switzerland (a collaboration with Pedro Wirz)
– Via Art Prize 2019 – second prize
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2017:
My practice is strongly influence by the logic and aesthetics from architectural designs and geometric abstractions. The works are born from the interest in specific materials and the exploration of their plastic possibilities results in series of works in which the use of this material is repeated. The chosen materials are industrialised and easily available. Formally, the works tend to have a simple resolution and an economy of gestures, and the process that structure them are evident.
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