(this page was last updated in July 2017)
São Paulo, Brazil, 1977.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Represented by Galeria Mezanino.
PIPA 2017 nominee.
Ulysses Bôscolo studied Fine Arts at Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation, graduating in 1999 and going on to a Visual Arts Masters Programme through the São Paulo University, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Luiz Claudio Mubarac (from 2010 to 2012). The artist works with etching, woodcutting, painting, objects and book illustrations. His artworks deal with materials often found on the street, in dumpsters and demolition sites, antique dealers and second hand bookshops, philately street markets among other living, historical elements of the city of São Paulo. Sculpture, in his woodcuts, is an element often linked to small scale. Sculpture in his prints are no bigger than three centimetres. Painting, in a very unique way, inhabits this environment and is also associated with small formats, but is distributed in numerous ways, transforming in great polyptychs. Ulysses favourite themes are birds, houses, trees and self-portraits.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2017:
Ulysses Bôscolo studied Fine Arts at Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation graduating in 1999. Develops his works through various techniques, such as etching, woodcutting, painting, objects and book illustrations. The strength of his artworks come from the materials, many times found on the street; in dispose carts and demolition houses, antique dealers, second hand shops, philately fairs and other living and historic elements of the city of São Paulo, creating curious albums denominated Livros Brutos. In his studio there is a gigantic library of wood and metal matrices, many of them never used. The sculpting in the production of his woodcuts is another element of the work, frequently associated with the small scale. The majority of his patterns do not exceed three centimetres although there are some in bigger scale, such as those composing the series “Os Olhos da Montanha Encontram o Sol” (The Eyes of the Mountains Meet the Sun), part of Galeria Mezanino’s collection. In 2010 one of his woodcut albums was acquired by the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in order to be part of its collection. Amongst many books Bôscolo illustrated we highlight the Brazilian edition of The Brothers Karamazov, by Dostoyevsky (Editora 34/2008). In 2007 had exhibitions in New York through the gallery Gravura Brasileira.
In 2012 received the prize of artistic residence at the 15th Biennale de La Gravure of Sarcelles, France. Also in the same year he got his maters degree from the ECA/Universidade de São Paulo, oriented by professor Claudio Mubarac. Bôscolo took part in the exhibition 4 Ensaios Gráficos de Gravura at the Estação Pinacoteca in 2012/2013. Produced a work for the Clube de Colecionadores de Gravura of the Museu de Arte Moderna (SP) in 2013. Also in the same year exhibited his works in the individual show Célula-Tronco (Stem Cell), with prints, paintings and wooden objects at the Galeria Mezanino. In the first semester of 2015 did the artistic residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts, in Paris, France. Still in 2015 he took part, together with Claudio Mubarac, in the exhibition Estandartes e Fábulas (Flags and Fables) at the Galeria Mezanino.
In 2016 and 2017 the artist participated in numerous exhibitions, amongst them, the celebration of the 30 years of MAM (SP) Collectors Club, in the Espaço Cultural of Casa das Onze Janelas em Belém, P. A, where he showed a huge installation with woodcuts printed in fabrics made in Porto do Sal. One of his most recent exhibitions is “Os Desígnios da Arte Contemporânea no Brasil” at MAC (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo) under the curator of José Marton. He also took part in an exhibition at the Atelier Piratininga, in São Paulo, with numerous photographs and video presentations, linked to the artistic residence that the artist did in Belém, from October to November in 2016. Still in 2017, Ulysses Bôscolo was also selected for the 42° SARP – Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Nacional-Contemporâneo, along with other 30 artists.
– Degree in Fine Arts, Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation
– Masters degree in Visual Poetics, São Paulo University, under supervision of Prof. Dr.Luiz Claudio Mubarac
– São Paulo Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Tristes Trópicos”, Galeria Mezanino, São Paulo, Brazil
– Espaço Cultural Casa das Onze Janelas, Belém, Brazil
– “Experiencities – Brésil”, Galerie UMCEBO, Paris, France
– ArtRio 2016, Galeria Mezanino, Armazém 4 Stand H3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– “Um olhar de Berlim sobre a arte impressa em Porto Alegre (1960 a 2015)”, Rio Grande do Sul Art Museum, Porto Alegre, Brazil
– “Gravura Contemporânea”, Galeria Gravura Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil
– “30 anos do Clube de Colecionadores do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo”, São Paulo, Brazil
– “O melhor de cada um – 2 Edição”, Galeria Mezanino, São Paulo, Brazil
– 47 Anual de Artes da FAAP, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Estandartes e Fábulas”, Galeria Mezanino, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Sala Aberta: Mostra de Desenhos e Gravuras”, Ateliê Juliana Russo, São Paulo, Brazil
– Mato Grosso do Sul Contemporary Art Museum, Campo Grande, Brazil
– “Paris sur 3 cm. Gravures sur bois de Ulysses Boscolo”, La Boutique, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
– “Open Studio, Work in Progress: Rodrigo Sassi e Ulysses Boscolo”, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
– “37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE”, Galeria Gravura Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Dreams Dealers”, Galeria Mezanino, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Ritos de Passagem”, Galeria Mezanino, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Menos. Casa de Tijolo – coletiva de obras em pequeno formato”, São Paulo, Brazil
– Buy the Book: Feira de Arte, Galeria Central Booking, New York, United States
– “Atelier Piratininga”, Centro Histórico e Cultural do Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil
– “O Melhor de Cada Um – Pinturas e Esculturas do Acervo”
– “Galeria Mezanino na ANEXO”, ANEXO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– “Presente”, Atelier Piratininga, Piratininga, Brazil
– “Somos Tempo: Pinturas”, Casa de Tijolo, São Paulo, Brazil
– “América do Sul: Xilogravuras Recentes”, Casa da Gravura, Porto Alegre, Brazil
– SP ARTE 2014, São Paulo, Brazil
– Feira Plana: Mostra de Fanzines, Gravuras e Livros de Artista, Image and Sound Museum, São Paulo, Brazil
– Mary Shelly – Frankenstein, Editora Hedra
– Leusa Araújo – Náufragos Emergentes, Editora Opera Prima
– Fabio Morabito – Quando as panteras não eram negras, Editora 34
– Fiódor Dostoievski – Os Irmãos Karamazov, Editora 34
– Lev Tolstoi – Histórias de Bulka, Editora 34.
– Ivan Turguêniev – O Cão Fantasma, Editora 34
– Wilson Bueno – Cachorros do Céu, Editora Planeta
– Ganymédes José – Por uma Semente de Paz, Editora do Brasil
– Marçal Aquino – Famílias Terrivelmente Felizes e Cabeça a Prêmio, Editora Cosac Naify
– Funarte Visual Arts National Network, 12th edition
– Cité Internationale dês Arts, Paris, France
– Santa Teresa Farm, drawings and paintings created with artists Alex Ceverny and Ernesto Bonato
– École d´Art Janine Haddad, 15th Biennale Internationale de La Gravure de Sarcelles, France
– Brazil Mexico Cultural Centre (Brazil Embassy in Mexico) commission to create woodcut in Taller Utópica Gráfica and exhibition “El Libro Verde”, Sala Guilherme Merquior, Mexico City, Mexico
– Curro Velho Foundation, invited by artist Armando Sobral to lecture for two weeks about drawing and etching