Tonico Lemos Auad

Tonico Lemos Auad

Brazilian
b. 1968
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Overview

Tonico Lemos Auad’s varied practice investigates materiality, sensuality, process and how people negotiate the space around them.

Tonico Lemos Auad’s varied practice investigates materiality, sensuality, process and how people negotiate the space around them.

Tonico Lemos Auad was born in 1968 in Belém, Brazil. He now lives and works in London, UK.

Auad explores physical manifestations of belief, specifically looking at the personal or cultural significance afforded objects in everyday life. Often encompassing notions of architecture and landscape, Auad’s unique way of working subverts traditional techniques associated with craft such as embroidery, woodcarving and stonemasonry.

In recent years, different modes of textile production such as knitting, crochet, needle work and weaving have featured in Auad’s practice. George Vasey, Curator at Wellcome Collection, London, writes that Auad demonstrates an "emotional acuity with his use of colour and material... While his work is often laboriously constructed, there is a refreshing simplicity in the way it looks, reminding us of the potential of the human hand." His textiles are defined by the process of their making, slowly revealing each individual stitch, crocheted loop and interwoven thread. 

Selected Artworks

Tonico Lemos Auad

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The Armory Show
Art fairs
5–8 March 2020

The Armory Show

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to return to The Armory Show at Booth 901 on Pier 94. The gallery presents a selection of work by Mamma AnderssonJuan AraujoTonico Lemos AuadJonathan BaldockEd BaynardMelvin EdwardsAndreas ErikssonDenzil ForresterKendell GeersChanning HansenJim HodgesGed QuinnYinka Shonibare CBE and Luiz Zerbini. A section of the booth is dedicated to David Shrigley.

New York, Pier 94, Booth 901
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
5–8 December 2019

Art Basel

Miami Beach
Galleries, Booth F25 Kabinett Denzil Forrester, Booth F25 Meridians Tom Friedman, M16 For Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Stephen Friedman Gallery (Booth F25) presents a selection of artists including Juan Araujo, Tonico...
Florida, F25
Frieze London
Art fairs
3–6 October 2019

Frieze London

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present two separate solo projects by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson and Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad at Frieze London. Both artists have produced new bodies of...
London, C10
The Armory Show
Art fairs
7–10 March 2019

The Armory Show

Stephen Friedman Gallery returns to The Armory Show after a sixteen year hiatus. On Pier 94 Booth 500, the gallery presents a selection of artists including Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Denzil...
New York, Pier 94, 500
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
6–9 December 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, Stephen Friedman Gallery (Booth F23) will present a selection of artists including Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Manuel Espinosa, Tom Friedman, Wayne Gonzales, Ilona Keserü, Yinka...
Florida, F23
Frieze New York
Art fairs
3–6 May 2018

Frieze New York

For Frieze New York 2018 Stephen Friedman Gallery presents a selection of works by Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Manuel Espinosa, Wayne Gonzales, Yinka Shonibare MBE, David Shrigley, Kehinde Wiley and Luiz...
New York, A25
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
7–10 December 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Stephen Friedman Gallery will present new work by Tonico Lemos Auad, Andreas Eriksson, Tom Friedman, Channing Hansen, Jim Hodges, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ged Quinn, Yinka Shonibare MBE,...
Florida, A15, Hall D
ARCO Madrid
Art fairs
24–28 February 2016

ARCO Madrid

Stephen Friedman Gallery is showing a curated presentation of works by Brazilian born and London based artist Tonico Lemos Auad (b.1968) and Argentinian artist Manuel Espinosa (1912-2006) at ARCOmadrid 2016. The 35th...
Madrid, 7A08
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
3–6 December 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach

Stephen Friedman Gallery is participating in Art Basel Miami Beach. Preview Wednesday 2 December. Exhibiting artists include: Mamma Andersson Juan Araujo Tonico Lemos Auad Stephan Balkenhol Huma Bhabha Melvin Edwards Andreas Eriksson...
Florida, E4, Hall C
SP-Arte
Art fairs
8–12 April 2015

SP-Arte

Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque do Ibirapuera, Portão 3, São Paulo, Brazil Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting at SP-Arte 2015 with new work by Tonico Lemos Auad; Stephan Balkenhol; Melvin...
São Paulo, Brazil, H04

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