Marcelo Cipis

(this page was last updated in August 2020)

São Paulo, Brazil, 1959.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Bergamin & Gomide

PIPA 2013 and 2020 nominee.

Architect graduated from FAU-USP (University of São Paulo) but never practised. Marcelo Cipis has been working with illustrations for magazines, newspapers, and books since 1977. He worked at the Contemporary Art Salons of São Paulo in the 1980s, participated in the Berlin-in-São Paulo workshop, at MASP and at the Berlin Kunsthalle in 1988, the year he held his first solo show at the Documenta gallery in São Paulo. In 1991, Cipis participated in the 21st Bienal de São Paulo with the installation “Cipis Transworld, Art, Industry & Commerce”, where he created the stand of a fictional multinational company, with products, TV ads, etc. In the same year, the artist donated part of the installation to MAC USP, which set it up properly in 2012.

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