- köln, 2013
- história do futuro, 2010
- pilha, 2009
- produção, 2009
- bits of plastic art / top-sider information, 2000
- prize nominations, 1996
- terras, 1989
- da série pearl, 1985
- homem muito abrangente, 1978 / 2005
- o bueiro (o monstro da lagoa), da série desenhos raivosos / aparições ocasionais (o monstro da lagoa), 1976-2013
- edifíco galaxie (sobre a mobilidade), 1975 / 2002
Milton Machado (b. 1947, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) began his career as an artist during the Brazilian military dictatorship, when he made drawings based on his background in architecture, creating pieces that seemed logical at first sight, but were in fact subtly irrational and unfeasible. Throughout the following decades, Machado progressively expanded his practice and increased the scale of his production to include objects, sculptures, videos, photography and large installations, all looking at a pivotal theme which explores tensions generated by artworks which challenge and uproot factuality.
In his interventions, Milton Machado seeks to capture and show the viewer surprising and unseen relationships between seemingly unrelated fields— such as industry and art, architecture and image, family and politics etc. with an undertone of irony and disillusion. For thirty years, the artist has been developing the series História do Futuro, an urban fable that brings together critical theory, architecture and urbanism to approach the dynamic and unpredictable cycles of life and death in a fictional city.
Milton Machado lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some of his latest solo shows include: Arte não. Desenho, at Nara Roesler (2021), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; X, at Nara Roesler (2016), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cabeça, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB-BH) (2015), in Belo Horizonte; at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB-RJ) (2015), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Mão pesada, at Nara Roesler (2013), in São Paulo, Brazil. Recent group shows include: In Memoriam, at Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro (2017), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Em polvorosa, at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) (2016), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Made in Brasil, at Casa Daros (2015), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Imagine Brazil, at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art (2015), in Montreal, Canada; Where the streets have no name, at CSS Bard and Hessel Museum of Art (2014), in New York, USA. His works are included in major public collections such as those of: Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Museo Civico Gibellina, Gibellina, Italy; Daros Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland; Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), University of Essex, Colchester, UK; and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.
milton machado. arte não. desenho.2.2 - 20.3.2021Nara Roesler is delighted to inaugurate its 2021 exhibitions program in Rio de Janeiro with the solo presentation Not Art. Drawing., featuring recent drawings by...
in waiting: works produced in isolationnúcleo curatorial nara roesler 9.12.2020 - 14.2.2021In Waiting: Works Produced in Isolation brings together a selection of works produced during isolation by various artists represented by Nara Roesler—thoughts about seclusion have...
archaeologies of the selfieluis pérez-oramas 27.2 - 30.5.2020Galeria Nara Roesler | New York is delighted to inaugurate its 2020 exhibitions program with a group show titled Archaeologies of the Selfie, curated by...
estruturas encontradasluis pérez-oramas 2.12.2019 - 15.2.2020It is with great pleasure that Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo presents Estruturas Encontradas [Found Structures], a group exhibition bringing together artworks by Brígida...
GNR presents:7.7 - 7.9.2017Galeria Nara Roesler | New York is delighted to announce GNR Presents:, a multimedia collective show that brings together a wide range of works representing...
metrópolealberto baraya, alice miceli, cao guimarães, hélio oiticica, isaac julien, lucia koch, marco maggi, marcos chaves, melanie smith, milton machado, paul ramírez jonas, paulo bruscky, raul mourão, vik muniz e virginia de medeiros 4.2 - 9.3.2017Starting its 2017 exhibition calendar, concurrently with a solo show by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea, Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo presents Metrópole, a group...
cromofilia vs cromofobia: continuaçãoAbraham Palatnik, Angelo Venosa, Antonio Dias, Artur Lescher, Bruno Dunley, Carlito Carvalhosa, Daniel Buren, Eduardo Coimbra, Hélio Oiticica, José Patrício, Karin Lambrecht, Marcelo Silveira, Marco Maggi, Melanie Smith, Milton Machado, Rodolpho Parigi, Sergio Sister, Tomie Ohtake, Vik Muniz e Virgínia de Medeiros 26.1 - 18.3.2017Continuing her exploration of color and this hypothetical battle between the color chart and the color circle, Galeria Nara Roesler’s artistic director Alexandra Garcia Waldman,...
chromophilia vs chromophobia: an exploration of colorabraham palatnik, antonio dias, bruno dunley, cao guimarães, carlito carvalhosa, daniel buren, daniel senise, haegue yang, hélio oiticica, julio le parc, lucia koch, marcelo silveira, marco maggi, milton machado, not vital, rodolpho parigi, sérgio sister, tomie ohtake and vik muniz. 19.11.2016 - 21.1.2017Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo is pleased to present Chromophilia vs. Chromophobia: an exploration of color. The group exhibition features eighteen pieces by Abraham...
xmilton machado 14.4 - 25.5.2016Galeria Nara Roesler Rio de Janeiro presents X, Milton Machado’s first exhibit at GNR RJ and his third at Galeria Nara Roesler, featuring photographic works...
portable practicegroup show 18.1 - 18.2.2014Created by the gallery for our artists, the show brings together works that hone in on the poetics of their practice and, in some capacity, synthesize their works.
mão pesadamilton machado 24.8 - 21.9.2013On August 24, Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Galeria Nara Roesler inaugurates the exhibition Mão Pesada, by Milton Machado. The show includes approximately 40 drawings created between 1970 and 2013, plus a selection of videos by the artist. Esperança no porvir, a comic book edited by the artist in 1973, will also be relaunched.
brasília extemporâneacao guimarães, milton machado 24.9.2018The exhibition 'Brasília Extemporânea', signed by the curator Ana Avelar, proposes works by artists who came across this current city, or who dialogue with aspects...
em polvorosaabraham palatnik, angelo venosa, antonio dias, brígida baltar, carlito carvalhosa, cristina canale, eduardo coimbra, hélio oiticica, karin lambrecht, marcos chaves, milton machado, paulo bruscky, raul mourão, vik muniz 10.8.2016http://mamrio.org.br/exposicoes/em-polvorosa/
imagine brazilmilton machado 15.10.2015http://dhc-art.org
archaeologies of the selfiecurated by luis pérez-oramas 25.3.2020Archaeologies of the Selfie , curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas at Galeria Nara Roesler | New York, presents works that reflect on an important subject...
estruturas encontradascuradoria de luis pérez-oramas 5.12.2019It is with great pleasure that Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo presents Estruturas Encontradas [Found Structures], a group exhibition bringing together artworks by Brígida...