Armando Queiroz

(this page was last updated in June 2019)

Belém, Brazil, 1968.
Lives and works in Belém and Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Represented by Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Gallery VirgílioKamara Kó Gallery,  and Orlando Lemos Gallery

PIPA 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019 nominee.

Armando Queiroz is a visual artist who started his career in 1993. His artistic production ranges from tiny objects to large-scale works and urban interventions. Conceptually, it focuses on social, political, and patrimonial issues. Creates from observations of the everyday of the streets, appropriates popular objects from various sources, has as reference the city and the Other. He was contemplated with the art research grant of the CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaça Prize for the Visual Arts 2009-2010. During 2010, he was granted a special room in the 29th edition of Arte Pará as an honoured artist.  In 2011, he participated in the 16th Biennial of Cerveira (Portugal) and the in the 3rd Biennial of the End of the World, Ushuaia (Argentina). In 2012, he was a guest artist at the 64th Salão Paranaense. In 2013, he participated in the XX International Biennial of Curitiba, Brazil. In 2014, in the 31st Bienal de São Paulo. In 2015, he participated in a video art exhibition at Pompidou-Metz (France) and the 19th SESC_Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival and in 2016 at Amazonian Video Art in Glasgow (Scotland, UK) and at the Münchner Staatsoper Opera Festival (Germany). In 2017, he participated as a guest artist of the Refazenda project – Belo Vale-MG, Brazil, a partnership between the Instituto Inhotim and Iepha-MG; “Modos de Ver o Brasil” – Itaú Cultural 30 years (SP, Brazil) and “Queermuseu”, Santander Cultural (RS, Brazil). In 2018, he participated in the “Manjar”, in the Solar dos Abacaxis (RJ, Brazil) and the exhibition “Outros Documentos no X Colóquio de Fotografia”, (PA, Brazil). In 2019, he participated in the exhibition “Sobre Sonhos, Abismos e Fronteiras – Fotoativa ontem e hoje” (Uruguay).

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