Paulo Monteiro

  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • Installation view from "the outside of distance" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Paulo Monteiro
  • right: Untitled 2016 oil on canvas 22.0 x 26.0 cm left: Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 11.0 x 9.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2015 left: bronze 48.0 x 7.0 x 4.5 cm right: oil on canvas 25.0 x 17.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2016 oil on canvas 40.0 x 30.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • right: Untitled 2016 oil on canvas 20.0 x 15.0 cm left: Untitled 2013 oil on canvas 24.0 x 18.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2015 bronze 24.0 x 22.0 x 6.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2015 oil on canvas 40.0 x 30.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2015 bronze 47.0 x 20.0 x 5.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2015 oil on canvas 35.0 x 25.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2016 oil on canvas 145.0 x 200.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro
  • Untitled 2016 oil on canvas 40.0 x 30.0 cm ©︎Paulo Monteiro

Paulo Monteiro was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1961. He graduated from the Department of Visual Art, College of Fine Arts in Sao Paulo, where he currently lives and works. He started working as an artist in 1977, publishing in magazines drawings influenced by Robert Crumb amongst others. Monteiro started painting after being impressed by the work of Philip Guston in 1981, and became one of the founding members of “Casa 7” that aimed for a renaissance of Brazilian painting. In 1985 he took part in the Sao Paulo Biennial, by which time the group’s Neo-Expressionism was becoming mainstream within the art scene in Brazil. In 1986 he started creating sculptures using pipes and wood. He participated in the Sao Paulo Biennial with the lead pieces in 1994, and received the Bolsa Vitae de Artes Visuais Award in 1999. In 2000 he started painting again, and held a large survey show at the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paolo in 2008. In 2014 MoMA acquired 20 works by Monteiro.

He has shown extensively in Brazil and internationally. His work is included in numerous public collections including those of MoMa, the Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and the Museu de Arte Comtemporania da Universidade de Sao Paulo.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 “A red of blood and fire and some everyday works” MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo, Japan
2019 “Paulo Monteiro” Mendes Wood DM, New York, NY
2018 “The Empty Side” Zeno X, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 “Paulo Monteiro” Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
“The Outside of Distance” MISAKO & ROSEN and Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 “The Inside of Distance” Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2015 “The Inside of Distance” Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 “Paulo Monteiro” Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2012 “Paulo Monteiro” Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2011 “Coisa Superfície” Centro Universitário Mariantonia, São Paulo, Brazil
2010 “Misturado” Carlos Carvalho Galeria de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
2008 “Paulo Monteiro” Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
“Paulo Monteiro” Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
2005 “Paulo Monteiro” Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
2003 “Gravuras” Galeria Marilia Razuk,, São Paulo, Brazil
“Paulo Monteiro” Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
“Paulo Monteiro” Alpendre, Fortaleza, Brazil
2002 “Paulo Monteiro” Galeria 10,20 x 3,60, São Paulo, Brazil
2000 “Paulo Monteiro” Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
1998 “Paulo Monteiro” Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
1994 “Paulo Monteiro” Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
“Pinturas” Paulo Figueiredo Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
1993 “Desenhos Pinturas e Esculturas” Paulo Figueiredo Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
1990 “Esculturas e Desenhos” Paulo Figueiredo Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
1989 “Desenhos” Galeria Macunaíma, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1987 “Esculturas” Gabinete de Arte Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, Brazil
1982 “Gravuras em metal” SESC São Paulo, Brazil

Group Exhibitions

2020 “Yellow Opening” Mendes Wood DM, Retranchement, the Netherlands
2019 “Group Show'” Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2018 “Works on Paper II” Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 “Coleção MAC Niterói: arte contemporânea no Brasil” MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“FORMASOBREFONDO” Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
“A Bela e a Fera” Central Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil
“Building Material: Process And Form In Brazilian Art” Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, LA
2016 “Toda janela é um projétil, é um projeto, é uma paisagem” Sim Galeria, Curitiba, Brazil
“The Many and the One: Brazilian Contemporary Art” Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 “Paint.Specific” Grieder Contemporary, Zürich
“Uma Coleção Particular – Arte Contemporânea No Acervo da Pinacoteca” Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
“Deserto-Modelo, as above, so below” Herald ST, London, UK
“Empty House Casa Vazia” Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
“Casa 7” Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
2014 “Paintings on Paper” David Zwirner, New York, NY
“Where Were You” Lisson Gallery, London, UK
“Arbeit Und Freundschaft” Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 “30 × Bienal – Transformations in Brazilian Art from the 1st to 30th Edition” Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil
“Betão a vista” Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology(MuBE), São Paulo, Brazil
2012 “Principios Flexor” Galeria Gramatura, São Paulo, Brazil
“Coleção Dario Zito” Central Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
“Alguns de Nós” Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil
“Muito além da Pintura” Galeria Transversal São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2011 “Nova escultura Brasileira” Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Chez Toi Artcontemporain Brasilien” 5 Place Du Marche Sainte-Catherine Marais, Paris, France
2008 “MAM 60” Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2007 “Coleção Itaú Contemporâneo” Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
“80/90” Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
2006 “//Paralela” São Paulo, Brazil
Projeto Parede Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
“Singular e Plural” Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
2004 “Onde Está Você Geração 80?” Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“//Paralela” São Paulo, Brazil
2003 “2080” Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2002 “Tangenciando Amílcar” Espaço Cultural Santander, Porto Alegre, Brazil
“Lucio Fontana: A Ótica do Invisível” Fundação Lucio Fontana, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
“10 Anos” Marília Razuk Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
2001 “O Espírito da Nossa Época” Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“O Espelho Cego, coleção Marcantonio Villaça” Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
“Lucio Fontana: A Ótica do Invisível” Fundação Lucio Fontana, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2000 “Em Torno do Desenho” Centro Cultural Maria Antonia, São Paulo, Brazil
“Brasil 500 Anos– Mostra do Redescobrimento” São Paulo, Brazil
“Itinerante Brasil 500 Anos-Mostra do Redescobrimento” Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
1999 Galeria Casa da Imagem, Curitiba, Brazil
“United Artits V – Viagem de Identidades” Casa das Rosas, São Paulo, Brazil
1997 V Bienal de Cuenca, Republic of Ecuador
La Galeria, Quito, Republic of Ecuador
1995 “Arte Brasileira: confronto e contrastes”, Pavilhão Internacional Octávio Cesário Pereira Júnior, Londrina “Entre o Desenho e a Escultura” Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
“Anos 80 – O Palco da Diversidade” Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Galeria do Sesi, São Paulo, Brazil
1994 “Do Brasil“ Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
“Desenho Brasileiro Contemporâneo” Karmelieterklostel, Frankfurt, Germany
“Bienal Brasil Século XX” Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
“22nd Bienal Internacional de São Paulo” São Paulo, Brazil
1993 “IV Bienal de Santos: Artes Visuais” Santos, Brazil
“Brésil, Le soufle d’un pays Créatif” Studio Kostel, Paris, France
1990 “13 Artistas, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Prêmio Brasília de Artes Plásticas” Museu de Arte de Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
“Panorama de Arte Atual Brasileira – Papel” Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
1989 “Brasil La Nueva Generación” Fundação Museu de Belas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
1988 “10 Artistas” Rua Fortunato, São Paulo, Brazil
1987 “Modernité” Musée d’Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris, France; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
1986 “II Bienal de Cuba” Havana, Cuba
1985 “VIII Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas Funarte“ Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Casa 7“ Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“18th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo” São Paulo, Brazil
1984 II Salão Paulista de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo, Brazil
“Painéis” Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
1982 “V Mostra Nacional de Gravura da Cidade de Curitiba” Curitiba, Brazil

Public Collections

Biblioteca Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coleção de Arte da Cidade, São Paulo, Brazil
Museu de Arte de Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museu de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil