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b. 1949, Brazil

Paulo Bruscky Biography

A career spanning more than four decades, Bruscky never ceased to experiment and innovate: employing photocopiers, blueprint machines, besides stamps and postmark devices; he utilised medical equipment from the Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, where the artist worked for several years, producing encephalographic works such as the series O meu cérebro desenha assim (1976), recently acquired by MoMA in 2013. He organised the first Mail Art exhibit (1976, closed by the police) and the first _Street Art_exhibition (1981) in Brazil, both of them in Recife. He also created sound works, among them a Ra(u)dio Art Show, which was broadcast live on a mainstream radio station, conceived various utopian projects (many to this day unrealised), such as Presépio Urbano (1987) which sought to transform the city of Recife into a single Christmas light ornament.

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Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982, Bruscky lived in New York for one year where, in collaboration with Xerox, developed the foundations for his xerox-art. Paulo Bruscky was born in 1949 in Recife, where he lives and works. He featured in the 16th, 20th, 26th, and 29th editions of the São Paulo Biennal (1981, 1989, 2004 and 2010); the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009), among other biennials, as well as group shows such as 30 x Bienal (Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013); Reinventando o mundo (Museu Vale, Vila Velha, Brazil, 2013); Mitologias por procuração (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013); In cloud country (Harewood House, Leeds, England, 2013); Perder la forma humana (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 2012); Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico 2012); and Sistemas, acciones y procesos (Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011). Recent solo shows include Art is our last hope (The Bronx Museum, New York, USA, 2013); Paulo Bruscky (Plataforma Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013); Banco de ideias (Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012); and Arte correio (Centro Cultural dos Correios, Recife, Brazil, 2011). His works are included in the collections of: MoMA, New York, USA; Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Tate Gallery, London, England; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; among others.

Text courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler.

Paulo Bruscky Featured Artworks

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Palarva - Notions of mineralogy and geology by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork works on paper
Paulo BrusckyPalarva - Notions of mineralogy and geology, 2012Mixed interferences on book cover and stone
21.5 x 14.5 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery
Poesia Concreta Cataloguing by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork works on paper
Paulo BrusckyPoesia Concreta Cataloguing, 2016Mixed interferences on book cover
15 x 11 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery
Gravusenho Chuvado by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork works on paper
Paulo BrusckyGravusenho Chuvado, 1973/2016Rain water on paper
38 x 20 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery
Remedio Brusckyano by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork sculpture
Paulo BrusckyRemedio Brusckyano, 2015Labelled glass bottle, coloured liquid
16 x 5 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Telegramarte 1 by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork works on paper, print, drawing
Paulo BrusckyTelegramarte 1, 197817 loose sheets (photocopied, rubber stamped, fingerprints, ink, handwriting, collage), postal envelope
17.5 x 23 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Paisagem com chuva by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork works on paper
Paulo BrusckyPaisagem com chuva, 1973/2016Rain water on paper
25 x 36 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery
Carta da Chuva by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork works on paper
Paulo BrusckyCarta da Chuva, 2016Rain water on paper
18 x 13 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery
Rio de Janeiro a Dezembro by Paulo Bruscky contemporary artwork print
Paulo BrusckyRio de Janeiro a Dezembro, 2010Newspaper ad
46 x 33 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery

Paulo Bruscky Recent Exhibitions

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Paulo Bruscky Represented By

Galeria Nara Roesler contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Galeria Nara Roesler New York, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

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