Benedito Nunes

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

Cuiabá, Brazil, 1956.
Lives and works in Várzea Grande, Brazil.

Represented by Galeria Mirante das Artes.

PIPA 2015 nominee.

Painter, draughtsman, professor and object artist, Nunes started painting in 1978, attending the Ateliê Livre da Fundação Cultural. Among many exhibitions, he took part in group exhibitions as “Do Outro Lado”, (Museum of Contemporary Art of Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2012); “A Mão Negra”, (Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2007); “Grande Olhar 1 e 2” (Mercado Municipal de Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2001 and Estação Rodoviária de Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2000); “Artistas do Século” (Museu of Art and Popular Culture, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2000); “Brasil/ Cuiabá: Pintura Cabocla” (Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, RJ; Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, SP and Fundação Cultural de Brasília, DF, Brazil, 1981); “Primitivos de Mato Grosso”, (Museum of Art of São Paulo, Brazil, 1980); “Visão/Arte Mato-grossense” (MACP, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 1979). Benedito Nunes participated in many Art Salons, such as the VI Fine Arts Salon of Mato Grosso do Sul (Campo Grande, MS, 1987); XVIII National Arts Salon (Belo Horizonte, MG, 1986); VIII National Fine Arts Salon (Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, 1984) and the III, IV, VI, VII e XIV Salão Jovem Arte Mato-grossense (Fundação Cultural de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, 1978-79/1984-85 and 1994, awarded in the VI and XIV editions). Nunes was a mentor at the Ateliê Livre da Fundação Cultural de Mato Grosso between 1984 and 1987.

Among other exhibitions, he recently presented the solo shows “Orifício” (Sesc Arsenal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2014) and “Barulhismo do Cerrado” (MACP, Mato Grosso, 2006).

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