Angelo Venosa (b. 1954, São Paulo, Brazil. Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is one of the few artists of the so-called 'Generation 80s' who dedicated himself to sculpture, to the detriment of the painting then in evidence. From the 1990s, he began to use materials such as marble, wax, lead and animal teeth, performing works that refer to anatomical structures, such as vertebrae and bones. Most recently, the artist began using 3D printing and computer-aided design to create plywood and metal structures and exoskeletons that resemble corals. He participated in exhibitions such as the 19th Bienal de São Paulo (1987), the 45th La Biennale di Venezia (1993) and the 5th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2005). A major retrospective in celebration of his 30-year career was held at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) in 2012, going through the Pinacoteca do Estado de São PauloRead More
in 2013 and the Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, and the Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães (MAMAM), Recife, in 2014. Currently, it has public sculptures installed in several places of the country, such as the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (Jardins), Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (Jardim do Ibirapuera), Pinacoteca de São Paulo (Jardim da Luz) and Praia de Copacabana/Leme, Rio de Janeiro.
Text courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler.
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