Tonico Lemos Auad is included in Biennale Gherdëina VII Curated by Adam Budack (Chief Curator National Gallery, Prague)
Located in the unique setting of the Unesco World Heritage Centre of the Dolomites, the Biennale Gherdëina produces site specific contemporary works of art, which are exhibited in the public space of Ortisei and surroundings. The Biennale Gherdëina always had a strong emphasis on creating a dialogue between innovation and the wood sculpture cultural heritage of the valley, a century-old tradition known all over the world.
The Biennale Gherdëina was founded by Doris Ghetta in 2008 as a parallel event of MANIFESTA7 in South Tyrol. Historically the contemporary wood sculpture has represented the main focus of the event; edition after edition the contaminations have grown and the internationalization of the event has lead to a wider spectrum of works of art. Today the Biennale is an exciting blend of sculpture art, performances, conferences and talks which often meet/intersecate – and in turn influence – the fascinating tradition of the Gardena Valley.
Participants in this year's edition of the Biennale Gherdëina include Brave New Alps, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Carlos Bunga, Pavel Büchler, Josef Dabernig, Aeon Demetz, Habima Fuchs, Henrik Hakansson, Petrir Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano, Ingrid Hora, Paolo Icaro, Hans Josephsohn, Land/ Baumann, Tonico Lemos Auad, Kris Lemsalu, Sharon Lockhart, Myfanwy MacLeod, Antje Majewski (with Pawel Althamer, Alioune Diouf, Cecilia Edefalk, Pawel Freisler, Gregor Prugger and others), Marcello Maloberti, Franz Josef Noflaner, Paulina Olowska, Pakui Hardware, Maria Papadimitriou, Hermann Josef Runggaldier, Marinella Senatore and Paloma Varga Weisz.