°1977, Governador Valadares (BR) – lives and works around the world
Through his works Paulo Nazareth actively participates and comments on race, ideological and social issues that arise during his continuous journeys in the Americas and more recently in Africa. He employs language, actions and objects that often use simple but strong gestures to evoke historical memory, as well as to highlight social and economic tensions and class struggle. Nazareth’s often establishes or reveals the bonds that exist between people and their surroundings, between individual and collective life.
Paulo Nazareth has had recent solo exhibitions, including shows at Museu de Arte de São Paulo; Museu de Arte de Pampulha, Belo Horizonte; and ICA, London. His work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; and New Museum, New York. Nazareth also participated at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale in 2013 and 2015.
The work of Paulo Nazareth is part of numerous important private and public collections, including Boros Collection, Berlin; Collection Pinault, Paris; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Rubbel Family Collection, Miami; and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo.
Paulo Nazareth is represented by the following galleries;
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