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b. 1962, Brazil

Marcelo Silveira Biography

Marcelo Silveira produces works that resonate in both the field of sculpture and the field of appropriated objects. Expressing a local hybridity, his work occupies a place in between: half inside and half outside of the museum. Accumulation constitutes a favorite strategy of his: objects reminiscent of household appliances, blatantly stripped of any use, that yet seem to bear some meaning; spheres made out of various materials and in various sizes, motionless, as if awaiting some unannounced event; hundreds of glass objects (from drinking glasses to bottles to mere shards)... these and more can come together in Marcelo Silveira's large collections and artist's books. In fact, the artist's idiosyncratic way of organizing is tantamount to his practice, allowing, through a certain order, for another person to enter into the work.

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_Armazém república, _2004, is an installation made up of two distinct segments, which share, apart from the name, the same construction strategy. In one of these segments, one hundred pieces sculpted in wood are tied to the ceiling with strips of leather waiting for some improbable use. In the other segment, hundreds of glass objects (cups, pots, mirrors, bottles, vases, lamps, and broken shards) are arranged on shelves, forming a vertical and fragile panel counterpoised with the opaque and robust horizontality of the wooden objects hanging above.

Marcelo Silveira was born in 1962 in Gravatá, state of Pernambuco. He lives and works in Recife. He featured in the 1st International Art Biennial of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000); the 5th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2005); the 4th Valencia Biennial, Spain (2007), and the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010). Recent group shows include _O Guardião das coisas inúteis, _MAMAM, Recife, Brazil, 2014; _Além da biblioteca, _Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany, 2013; _Coleção Itaú de fotografia brasileira, _Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013; Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2013; _MAC 50: doações recentes 1, _Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013; _Travessias 2, _Galpão Bela Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013; _Nova arte nova, _Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil, 2009;_Panorama da arte brasileira —- contraditório, _Alcalá 31, Madrid, Spain, 2008; _Geração da virada: 10 + 1, _Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2006. Recent solo shows include: _Chronos, _Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012; _Arquitetura de interiores, _Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008; and _Marcelo Silveira, _Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo, Brazil, 2005.

Text courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler.

Marcelo Silveira Featured Artworks

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da série desenho da casa by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo Silveirada série desenho da casa, 2015Book
36 x 64 cm
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Irene 2 by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo SilveiraIrene 2, 2017/2018Paper, wood, ballpoint pen, metal
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Compacto com pacto 12 by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo SilveiraCompacto com pacto 12, 2018Wood
90 x 130 x 120 cm
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Compacto com pacto #06 by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo SilveiraCompacto com pacto #06, 2018Wood
50 x 110 x 90 cm
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Ata 2 by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo SilveiraAta 2, 2015/2017Letraset on paper, wood, polycarbonate
160 x 220 x 4 cm
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Acumaé by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo SilveiraAcumaé, 2016/2017Freijó wood, vegetal paper
44 x 41 x 16 cm
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Faz de conta by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo SilveiraFaz de conta, 2008/2016Wood, plaster and golden paint
70 x 50 x 40 cm
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Com fé by Marcelo Silveira contemporary artwork
Marcelo SilveiraCom fé, 2014/16Wood and coffee packaging
160 x 100 cm
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Marcelo Silveira Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, #arteconecta at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
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2 April–2 May 2020 Group Exhibition #arteconecta Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcelo Silveira, Compacto mundo das coisas at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
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8 June–15 August 2019 Marcelo Silveira Compacto mundo das coisas Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcelo Silveira, Ponto de Convergência at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
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15 June–28 August 2016 Marcelo Silveira Ponto de Convergência Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo

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