Tonico Lemos Auad 

Born: 1968 Belém, PA, Brazil
Lives and works in London, England


Education

2000
Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, England 

1997
Graduate in Urban Architecture FAU-USP, São Paulo, Brazil


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2016
De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex, UK
Library, CRG Gallery, New York, USA 

2015
That Which Cannot Be Repaired, curated by Kiki Mazzuchelli, PIVÔ, São Paulo, Brazil

2013
Paisagem Noturna, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
Special project, PINTA – The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show, London, England

2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. England
Figa, CRG Gallery, New York, USA 

2011
Carrancas and Reflected Archaeology, Special commission, The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK
Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil 

2009
Mouth, Ears, Eyes…Just like us, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2008
Four Winds, Arco Solo Presentations, Madrid, Spain 
Silent Singing, CRG Gallery, New York, USA

2007
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

2005
Project Kabinett, Art Basel, Miami Beach, USA

2003 
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
Project Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2002
Galerie Wieland, Berlin
Lyric Underground, Gasworks Gallery, London, England

1997
Idea Without Legs/Idea Without Arms, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Paulo, Brazil
Meteoros, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

1996
Gardens, Galeria Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Sharjah Biennal, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, England
Loose Threads, De Leon, Bath, England

2016
Soft Power, Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
All Heritage is Poetry, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal
What Separates Us, HS Projects, The Embassy of Brazil in the UK, London, UK 

2015
Another Part of the New World, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Clairvoyant, Glory Hole project, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, England 

2014
Ouro, The Cultural Center Bank of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
On beauty, Large Glass, London, England
A Sense of Things, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
Eu represento os artistas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
Warp and woof, The Hole, New York, USA

2013-2014
Threaded Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
3am: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; travels to Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK; The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, UK; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
Pizzuti Collection, Sculpture Garden, Columbus, Ohio, USA

2013
Bordallianos do Brasil, Museu de Artes e Ofícios, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA
Textiles: Open Letter, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Site: Place of Memories, Spaces with Potential, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

2012
Além da Vanguarda' Bienal Naifs do Brasil, SESC Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil
House of Cards: An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Waddesdon Manor; in collaboration with Christie’s, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, UK

2011
All that Glisters, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Wishing and Praying, CRG Gallery, New York, USA
Mythologies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Folkstone Triennial, England
Vestígios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural, Recife, Brazil

2010
Epílogo, Museo de Arte Zapopan. Guadalajara, Mexico
Undone. Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK Inaugural Show, CRG Gallery. New York, USA
Going International, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
The Contemplation of the World, Paralela 2010. Curated by Paulo Reis, São Paulo, Brazil Primeira e Última, Notas sobre o Monumento, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 
89km, MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
The Language of Flowers, CRG Gallery, New York, USA 

2009
Textiles Art and the Social Fabric, MUHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp 
The Summer Show, CRG Gallery, New York, USA
The Subject IS you, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Grau Zero, Paço das Artes São Paulo, Brazil
Nudes, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil 
Bijoux de Famille/Family Jewels, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA 

2008
This is not a Void (curated by Jens Hoffman), Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 
De Perto o de Longe, 4a Mostra Paralela 08, São Paulo, Brazil 
Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where you are, Toyota Municipal Art Museum, Japan

2007
It Starts From Here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK 
III Bienal de Jafre, Girona, Spain 
Isobar, Fieldsgate Gallery, London, England
Intimidades/ Jogos Perigosos, Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil

2006
The British Art Show 06, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, UK 
Villa Jelmini-the Complex of Respect, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland 
Skirting the Line, Conceptual Drawing, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, Indiana, USA
You Don't Live Here Anymore, Bard College, New York, USA 
Trial Ballons / Globos Sonda, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain
Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 
10 + 1, Arte Contemporânea Brazileira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil

2005
Material Matters, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, UK 
EV+A, Limerick City Gallery, Ireland
Think & Wonder, Wonder & Think, V&A Museum of Childhood, London, England
The British Art Show 05, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, UK 
Art Circus (Jumping from the Ordinary), International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan 

2004
Beck's Futures, Institute of Contemporary Arts-ICA, London, England
Adaptive Behavior, New Museum, New York, USA 
Fluxo de Arte Belém Contemporanea, Museu de Arte de Belém, Brazil 
Draught / Trekkur, Klink & Bank Project Space, Reykjavik, Iceland 
Instinctive, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA

2003
White Meat & Sunlite, Galerie Wiensowki & Harbord, Germany; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

2002
Magik, VTO Gallery, London, England
PoT, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art-The Independent, Commercial Unit 6, Square, Liverpool, UK
Paralela, São Paulo, Brazil
Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
Primeiro de Abril/ April Fools Day, 2ª edição, Vila Mariana, São Paulo, Brazil
Coleções 3, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
Tonico Lemos Auad / B Pruskin, Galerie Wieland, Berlin, Germany
Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London, England
Prospects Drawing Prize, Essor Gallery Project Space, London, England
Tonico Lemos Auad / B Pruskin, VTO Gallery, London, England
Rumos-Vertentes da Arte Comtemporânea, Instituto Cultural Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil

2001
Primeiro de Abril/ April Fools Day, Vila Romana, São Paulo, Brazil
Insider Trading, Mandeville Hotel, London, England
Miniature Madness, Winkley Studios, London, England
The Poster/ The Show, Hoxton Distillery, London, England
Gasworks Open Studios Show, Gasworks Gallery, London, England
6,000 sq. ft. project, Unit 8, Wilmer Place, London, England

2000
Zig Zag, Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo, Brazil
Artfutures 2000, Barbican Center, London, England
Assembly, Stepney 1, London, England
Living With The Dutch, 89A Erlanger Road, London, England
Domestic Bliss, South London Gallery, London, England
London, England, VTO Gallery, London, England
It´s a Little Bit Funny, 15C ST. Charles Square, London, England
Goldsmiths College Degree Show, London, England

1999
Spent, Lord Palmers on PUB, London, England
Non Stop Opening, Central Point Gallery, London, England
Goldsmiths College Degree Show, London, England

1998
Beyond The Rainbow, Fundação Armando Álvarez Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil
Antartica Artes com a Folha, Galeria Casa Triângulo e Pavilhão Manuel da Nóbrega, São Paulo, Brazil

1996
Antartica Artes com a Folha, Pavilhão Manuel da Nóbrega, São Paulo, Brazil 


Projects

2013 Mythologies By Proxy, curating project, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Brazil


Catalogues and Publications (selected) 

2015
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

2014
Pedrosa, Adriano and Duarte, Luisa, ABC- Arte Brasileira Contemporânea, published by Cosac Naify

2013 
Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2013), detail illustrated p.31 and full installation view illustrate p.93 (exhibition catalogue)

2012
House of Cards: An exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Response to Chardin Christie's at the Rothschide Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Christie's, October 2012, pp. 198 - 201 Rothschide Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Christie's, October 2012, pp.198-201 

2011
Schlieker, Andrea, Folkestone Triennial: A Million Miles From Home, Folkestone Triennial, September 2011, pp.40 - 47

Petitgas, Catherine, A Collector's View: Tonico Lemos Auad & Alexandre da Cunha, Phillips de Pury & Company, Latin America Sale catalogue, New York 14-15 November 2011, pp. 38-43 

2010
Undone. Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, UK
Creamier, 10 Curators/100 Contemporary Artists, Phaidon, London, England

2009
Grau Zero, Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2008
Blooming: Brazil - Japan Where you are, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, FOIL Co, Japan

2007
Tonico Lemos Auad, Aspen Art Museum and Luisa Strina, Aspen, Colorado, USA

2004
Adaptative Behaviour, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Becks Futures 2004, ICA, London, England

2003
Tonico Lemos Auad, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 
White Meat & Sunlite, Galerie Wiensowik & Harbord, Berlin, Germany

2002
Pot, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Galleria Fortes Vilaca, São Paulo, Brazil
ZigZag, Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo, Brazil


Bibliography (selected)

2015
Oksman, Por Sandra, Oliver Basciano Reacts to Tonico Lemos Auad Exhibition “That Which Cannot Be Repaired”, Pivo Online, 29 September

2014
Wilson, Ian, Threaded Stories, Embroidery: The Textile Art Magazine, March/April, p. 55

2013
Frankel, Eddy, Tonico Lemos Auad, Time Out, January

2012
Calvi, Nuala, A Charming Sea View, The Mayfair Times, 5 December
Sherwin, Skye, Exhibitions Listings, The Guardian Guide, 24 November 2012, p.30
Sherwin, Skye, Ten Brazilian Artists to Meet, 10 Magazine, November 2012, pp.92 - 97 

2011
Archer, Michael, Folkestone Triennial, Artforum, May, p. 152
Sherwin, Syke, Folkestone Triennial: A Million Miles from Home, The Guardian, 25 June

2010
Yukie, Kamiya, 10 Curators/100 Contemporary Artsist: Tonico Lemos Auad, Creamier

2009
Geldard, Rebecca, Tonico Lemos Auad, MAP, Issue 18, Summer
Sumpter, Helen, In the Studio: Tonico Lemos Auad, Time Out, 2-8 April
Chris Fite-Wassilak, Tonico Lemos Auad, Flash Art, May - June
Tonico Lemos Auad, Kulture Flash, Issue 280, Apri

2008
NY Art Beat Event Online, September

2005
Another Magazine, February

2004
Modern Musts, Art Basel/Miami Beach, December 
Beck's Future 2004 Nominees, BBC News Online, 23 March
Beck's Futures 2004, The Guardian, Unlimited Arts
Johnson, Ken, Adapting and constructing in a Dizzily..., The New York Times, 24 September Coomer, Martin, Lager TOPS, Time Out, 7-14 April 
Liddle, Rod, Tosh and Becks, The Times, 27 March
Reynolds, Nigel, Bananas and Bad Blood as Art Rivals Clash, The Daily Telegraph, 24 March Januszczak, Waldemar, Oddball Charm of the Becks Futures..., Sunday Times, 28 March Leitch, Luke, What do you do with the fluff..., Evening Standard, 23 March 
Renton, Andrew, Becks still has a future, Evening Standard, 23 March
Durrant, Nancy, Image of the week, The Times, 20 March 
Leach, Cristin, Piling it on, Culture, The Sunday Times, 4 January 
Good Migrations, Art Review, February-March
Beck's Prize, Sleaze, March- April

2003
Kennedy, Maev, Schlock horror, The Guardian, 18 December 
Alberge, Dalya, Some bananas..., The Times, 16 December
Jury, Louise, Carpet fluff..., The Independent, 16 December

2002
Lyrick Underground, Art Monthly

2001
Tank Magazine

2000
Hall, James, Domestic Bliss, Artforum, December
Bishop, Claire, Crafty bit of fluff on the carpet, The Evening Standard, 29 August
Darwent, Charles, Beauty in a Handful of fluff, The Independent on Sunday, 13 August


Public Collections 

British Friends of the Arts Museums of Israel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, USA
The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, Spai
 Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
The West Collection, Pennsylvania, USA
Zabludowicz Collection, London, England
Instituto Cultural Inhotim, Brumadinho, MG, Brazil
Pizzuti Collection, Columbia, Ohio, USA
Tate Collection, London, England