Neuenschwander, one of the most well known of the Brazilian conceptual artists to appear in the past decade, frequently employs a simple framework and materials (ant-eaten rice paper, coconut powder, ground spices) to convey complex ideas. She tests her hypothesis numerous times, allowing her subject to determine its own evolution. Exploring nature's hidden and often chaotic logic, Neuenschwander has created a diverse and intimate body of work mapping and charting this evolving terrain.
Recent solo exhibitions include; ‘Secondary Stories', SPACE, Linda Pace Foundation, Texas, USA (2016); ‘The Name of Fear', Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016); ‘Children's Commission 2015: Rivane Neuenschwander, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England (2015); ‘Rivane Neuenschwander: mal-entendidos/misunderstandings', São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil (2014); ‘Quarta-feira de cinzas/Epilogue', Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA (2014); ‘POST - The Order and the Method', Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013); ‘The Spiral and The Square. Exercises in Translatability', Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway (2012) and ‘Wednesday Series', Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA (2012).
In 2010 she Neuenschwander the subject of a mid-career survey ‘A Day Like Any Other' that originated at the New Museum, New York and travelled to Mildred Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis (2010), Miami Art Museum, Miami (2011) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2011).
Recent group exhibitions include; Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, USA (2017); Eatable Alphabet, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (2017); Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England (2017); Life Worlds, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2017); Punto de Partida (Coppel Collection), Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain (2017); NOW, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017); 14th Biennale de Lyon: Floating Worlds, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2017); Abstract/Object, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA (2016); Por aqui tudo é novo... (Here everything is new...), Instituto Inhochim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2016); Filmes e Vídeos de Artistas na Coleção Itaú Cultural, Ibere Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2015); Zé Carioca, Fernando Lindote e Los Amigos, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015); Imagine Brazil, DHC/ART, Montreal, Canada (2015) ‘Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection', Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2015); ‘Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today', Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, travelling to Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, South London Gallery, London and Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, México City; México (2015-2016); ‘After Babel', Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2015); ‘Images Moving Out Onto Space', Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK (2015); ‘New ways not to do', Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2014); ‘Permission to Be Global', Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA (2013-2014); ‘Imagine Brazil', Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway (2013); ‘Homebodies', Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA (2013); ‘Circuitos cruzados: o Centre Pompidou encontra o MAM', MAM-SP Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil (2013); ‘Scattered Showers - Forms of Weather', The Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (2013), ‘Yes Naturally, how art saves the world', Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands, Germany (2013), ‘Kaboom! Comics in Art', Weserburg Museum, Bremen, Germany (2013).
Neuenschwander's works are included in prominent collections internationally, including the Tate Modern, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Thyssen Bornemisza Collection, Vienna; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Brumadinho; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; La Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City.