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b. 1942, Brazil

Ivens Machado Biography

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.

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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.

Ivens Machado Featured Artworks

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Sem Titulo / Untitled by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoSem Titulo / Untitled, 2011Tiles on wood
334 x 141 x 40 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Sem Titulo 4 (Performance com bandagem cirurgica | negativo #15A by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoSem Titulo 4 (Performance com bandagem cirurgica | negativo #15A, 1973–2018Gelatin silver print
45 x 30 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Sem Titulo 10 (Performance com bandagem cirurgica | negativo #26) by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoSem Titulo 10 (Performance com bandagem cirurgica | negativo #26), 1973–2018Gelatin silver print
45 x 30 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Untitled by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoUntitled, 1991Reinforced concrete and wood
60 x 180 x 50 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Sem Titulo (Untitled) by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoSem Titulo (Untitled), 2006Concrete and roof tile shards
82 x 70 x 58 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Sem Titulo (Untitled) by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoSem Titulo (Untitled), 2005Iron, nylon mesh, red bricks
140 x 75 x 60 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoUntitled, 2006Concrete and roof tile shards
82 x 70 x 58 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Sem Titulo / Untitled by Ivens Machado contemporary artwork
Ivens MachadoSem Titulo / Untitled, 2001Cement, porcelain and pigment
20.3 x 80 x 62.2 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery

Ivens Machado Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, AAA – Anthology of Art and Architecture at Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, São Paulo
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22 August–10 October 2020 Group Exhibition AAA – Anthology of Art and Architecture Fortes D'Aloia & GabrielSão Paulo
Contemporary art exhibition, Ivens Machado, Ivens Machado at Andrew Kreps Gallery, 537 West 22nd Street, New York
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3 November–15 December 2018 Ivens Machado Andrew Kreps Gallery537 West 22nd Street

Ivens Machado Represented By

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

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