Cao Guimarães

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1965.
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Represented by Gallery Nara Roesler, and Gallery Xippas.

PIPA 2014 nominee.

Cao Guimarães focuses on the intersection between the cinema and the visual arts. With intense production since the late 80s, the artist has been collected by prestigious names such as Tate Modern (United Kingdom), the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum (USA), Foundation Cartier (France), Collection Jumex (Mexico), Inhotim (Brazil), Musem Thyssen-Bornemisza (Spain), and others.

The artists participated in the following important exhibitions: XXV and XXVII São Paulo Biennial, Brazil; Insite Biennial 2005, Mexico; Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, USA; “Tropicália: The 60s in Brazil”, Austria; Sharjah Biennial 11 Film Programme, United Arab Emirates, and “Ver é Uma Fábula”, Brazil, a large retrospective with most of the artist’s works exhibited in Itaú Cultural, Brazil.

He is the author of nine feature films: “The Man of the Crowd” (2013), Otto (2012), Elvira Lorelay Alma de Dragón (2012), Ex It (2010), Drifter (2007), Accident (2006), The Soul of the Bone (2004), Two Way Street (2002), and The End of the Endless (2001). Cao Guimarães has been invited to display his works at renowed international film festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Venice, Rotterdam, and Berlin.

In 2011, the Museum of Modern Art (USA) held a retrospective of his films. In 2014, BAFICI (Buenos Aires) and Mexico’s Cinematheque also held retrospectives of his work.


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