Emerging in the 1970s Ivens Machado’s early career was set against the rise of Brazil’s military dictatorship. Often working with controversial themes of sexuality, violence, and repression, Machado aimed to articulate the social tensions of his time through film, photography, drawing, and his primary medium of sculpture.Read More
During his lifetime Machado exhibited extensively, participating in eight editions of the São Paulo Biennial. In 2016, the Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro) and Pivô (São Paulo) carried out consecutive posthumous shows on his oeuvre. Machado also exhibited at MoMA (New York, 2014); Museu Del Barrio (New York, 1997); MoMA PS1 (New York, 1988); and Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, 1987).
Text courtesy Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel.