arte classificada / composição aurorial, 1976

Biography

A career spanning more than four decades, Bruscky never ceased to experiment and innovate: employing photocopiers, blueprint machines, besides stamps and postmark devices; he utilized medical equipment from the Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, where the artist worked for several years, producing encephalographic works such as the series O meu cérebro desenha assim (1976), recently acquired by MoMA in 2013. He organized the first Mail Art exhibit (1976, closed by the police) and the first Street Art exhibition (1981) in Brazil, both of them in Recife. He also created sound works, among them a Ra(u)dio Art Show, which was broadcast live on a mainstream radio station, conceived various utopian projects (many to this day unrealized), such as Presépio Urbano (1987) which sought to transform the city of Recife into a single Christmas light ornament.

Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982, Bruscky lived in New York for one year where, in collaboration with Xerox, developed the foundations for his xerox-art. Paulo Bruscky was born in 1949 in Recife, where he lives and works. He featured in the 16th, 20th, 26th, and 29th editions of the São Paulo Biennal (1981, 1989, 2004 and 2010); the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009), among other biennials, as well as group shows such as 30 x Bienal (Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013); Reinventando o mundo (Museu Vale, Vila Velha, Brazil, 2013); Mitologias por procuração (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013); In cloud country (Harewood House, Leeds, England, 2013); Perder la forma humana (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 2012); Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico 2012); and Sistemas, acciones y procesos (Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011). Recent solo shows include Art is our last hope (The Bronx Museum, New York, USA, 2013); Paulo Bruscky (Plataforma Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013); Banco de ideias (Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012); and Arte correio (Centro Cultural dos Correios, Recife, Brazil, 2011). His works are included in the collections of: MoMA, New York, USA; Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Tate Gallery, London, England; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; among others.

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    objet trouvé: luis pérez-oramas curates a poetic and subtle group exhibition at galeria nara roesler

    cynthia garcia, Newcity Brasil 10.12.2019
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    paulo bruscky e a poética de tirar uma xerox, passar um fax

    Bernardo Scartezini, Metrópoles 22.9.2018