(this page was last updated in July 2017)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
PIPA 2015, 2016 and 2017 nominee.
His artistic research practice traces back moments in time that influenced the aesthetics of the world how we perceive it today. The artist build a collection of facts, found objects, gifts and places where he travelled to. He then re-work these through drawing, painting, bronze casting, charcoal tracings, video editing and arrangement/re-arrangement of them in the space. In this way he evaluate these moments or situations, shedding a new light on them.
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Rodrigo Garcia Dutra holds an MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, London (2009) and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London (2014). Awards includes Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Programa Brasil Arte Contemporanea and Lismore Castle Scholarship.
Recent exhibitions include: ‘Tomorrow: London’ at South London Gallery (2014), ‘Histórias Mestiças’ Group show at Instituto Tomie Ohtake (2014), São Paulo, Brazil, ’18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil: 30th Anniversary (2013), São Paulo, Brazil, ‘Open Cube’ at White Cube, London, UK (2013). Solo exhibitions at ‘Abstract Ground’, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013 and ‘Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense’, BFA Boatos, São Paulo, 2015. Garcia Dutra has been artist in Residency at Red Bull House of Art, São Paulo, 2009 and Phosphorus, São Paulo, 2015. Participated at programmes at Pivô Pesquisa, São Paulo, 2014, Capacete Universidade de Verão, Rio de Janeiro, 2012, Flusserian Fridays, Vilém Flusser Archive, Berlin, 2011, Capacete Máquina de Responder/29º Bienal de São Paulo, 2010 and Art + Arquitetura with Lucia Koch at Centro Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, 2010.
MA Sculpture – Royal College of Arts, London, UK.
MA Fine Art – Central Saint Martins, Byam Shaw. University of The Arts, London, UK with full support from the Lismore Castle Arts Scholarship
-’10ª Bienal do Mercosul: Mensagens de Uma Nova América’, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
-‘Austeridade das Formas’ Solo show at Galeria Superfície, São Paulo, Brazil.
-Solo show at Phosphorus, São Paulo, Brazil.
-‘Drawing Biennial’ Group show at the Drawing Room, London, UK.
-‘Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense’ Solo show at Boatos Fine Arts. São Paulo, Brazil.
-‘Abre Alas’ Group show at Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-‘Tomorrow: London’ Group show at South London Gallery, London, UK.
-‘Histórias Mestiças’ Group show at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.
-‘Degree Show’ Royal College of Art, London, UK.
-‘Lingua Franca” Group show at The Place Downstairs, London, UK.
-‘7 Raumthesen’ (‘7 Propositions on Space’) Group show at Rotwand Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
-‘Abstract Ground’ Solo show show at Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
-’18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil: 30th Anniversary São Paulo, Brazil.
-‘Open Cube’, White Cube, London, UK.
-‘Notes to Self’, Royal College of Art. London, UK.
-Fine Art WIP Show. Royal College of Art, London, UK.
– “Outras coisas visíveis sobre papel”, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Summer Show”, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
-“Theory of a City or the Possibilities of an A4”, ISCP, New York, USA.
-“20 e poucos anos” Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Through the Back door”, Kunstraum Liechenstein. Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
-“The Standard Projection: 24/7”, The Standard, Downtown LA, USA.
-“Estados de Performação”, CCSP, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“This is Julio”, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“Gamerz 05”, Aix-en-Provence, France.
-“Hotel Central”, São Paulo, Brazil.
-“(RE) Organized Delirium”, The City Music and Arts Project, London, UK.
-“17 Ingredients: Measures of Autonomy”, BASH Studios. Curated by Blanche Craig and Shama Khanna. London, UK.
-“BYAM SHAW DEGREE SHOW MA 2009”, Central Saint Martins. London, UK.
-“Zirkus Minimus”, Walden Kunstausstellungen, Video Gosmica, Berlin, Germany
-“Digital Garden”, Fresh Air 2009 Sculpture Show, Quenington, Gloucestershire, UK.
-“Cover,” Museum of Modern Art São Paulo (MAM SP), São Paulo, Brazil.
Fundação Bienal de São Paulo. Programa Brasil Arte Contemporânea, Mostras de Artistas no Exterior.
Lismore Castle Arts Scholarship.
-Phosphorus Artist in Residency, São Paulo, Brazil.
-Pivô Pesquisa, São Paulo, Brazil
-Universidade de Verão, Capacete Entretenimentos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-Flusserian Fridays, Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Kunst Berlin, Germany.
-Workshop Máquina de Responde, Capacete/29º Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil.
-Workshop Art + Architecture. Lucia Koch at Centro Cultural Oswald de Andrade
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