Adriano Costa

Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa
Pavone, 2016
Spray cans, peacock and pheasant feathers
46x27x5 cm
Adriano Costa, Every camel tells a story
exhibition view at Mendes Wood DM, 2015
Adriano Costa
Speed/Pernocas, 2016
powder coated steel, artist's socks
23 x 21 x 88 cm
Adriano Costa
Anta (theBalletDancers), 2016
Bronze, approx.: 80 x 60 cm
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Girl (theBalletDancers), 2016
Bronze
Dimensions variable
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HierarchyKillingTheDream, 2016
pen on paper
13 x 18 x 2 cm
Adriano Costa
Maps, 2016
Pen on cold ceramics and molded on bread
23 x 32 x 1 cm
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Bibelot, 2016
Acrylic on paper
42 x 30 x 2 cm
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Fighters
(DumbBoyzzzVoguing), 2016
pen and acrylic on paper
30 x 43 x 2 cm
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SurrealisticPenis
(DumbBoyzzzVoguing), 2016
pen, acrylic, pencil on paper
23 x 17 x 2 cm
Adriano Costa
theWhale
(DumbBoyzzzVoguing), 2016
pen and acrylic on paper
36 x 54 cm
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0CuDoMundo/theAssOfTheWorld, 2016
acrylic on resinated fabric
ø 39 cm
Adriano Costa
TheLesson, 2016
acrylic and pen on paper
27 x 21 x 2 cm
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2FromMyVeryVeryVerySmallCollectionOfPussies, 2016
coins on artist's socks
32.5 x 32.5 cm
Adriano Costa
Painting, 2016
Mixed media on canvas
88 x 183 cm
Adriano Costa
AcneLisa
(theBalletDancers), 2016
Bronze, plastic
92 x 51 cm
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DarmaElvis/Nirvana, 2016
acrylic on carpet and fabric, plastic
75 x 145 x 8 cm
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LuciferSalad, 2016
Bronze, 24 x 27 x13 cm
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SpiderChair, 2016
Bronze, 30 x 30 x 45
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PéDeGalinha/ChickenFoot, 2016
painted cold ceramics
approx.: 50 x 30 x 1 cm
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Bison (theBalletDancers), 2016
Bronze, 44 x 60 cm
Adriano Costa
HardOn/TheBelly, 2016
vacuum cleaner tube, casted steel, metal cock ring, sink plunger and make-up on wall
114 x 45 x 42 cm
Adriano Costa
PopTitsToTheHitzzz, 2016
coca cola bottle on casted steel
12 x 25 x 12 cm
Adriano Costa
CountrysideGirl2, 2016
collage on fabric
57 x 37 x 1 cm
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CountrysideGirl, 2016
acrylic on corn, bread, blue cloth, plastic and paper
40 x 29 x 10.5 cm
Adriano Costa
Porn, 2016
acrylic on adidas jacket
76 x 54 cm
Adriano Costa "StorytellingCaipira"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin 2016
Adriano Costa
TeaTime, 2016
Bronze, dimensions variable
Adriano Costa
Silver, 2016
silver and fishing wire
52 x 0.5 x 6.5 cm
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WankingAround/OneSingleLittleEpic, 2016
very very very mixed media
Dimensions variable (detail)
Adriano Costa
WankingAround/OneSingleLittleEpic, 2016
very very very mixed media
Dimensions variable
Adriano Costa "StorytellingCaipira"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin 2016
Adriano Costa
BalletDancers/Vogue (theBalletDancers), 2016
Bronze, dimensions variable
Adriano Costa
Monica, 2016
Steel, vacuum cleaner, cabaça, glass
39 x 39 x 71 cm
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Pavone, 2016
Spray cans, peacock and pheasant feathers
46 x 27 x 5 cm
Adriano Costa
HeadlessPeople, 2016
plaster, plastic, bronze, steel, rubber, socks
173 x 70 x 70 cm
Adriano Costa "StorytellingCaipira"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin 2016
Adriano Costa
ThePeople, 2016
alive and dead flies
Dimensions variable
Adriano Costa
OptimisticGardenzzz/GreenJuiceBomb, 2016
very mixed media
140 x 130 x 50 cm
Adriano Costa "StorytellingCaipira"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin 2016
Adriano Costa
Promises (TapestrySeries), 2016
pen and acrylic on canvas, embroidery
136 x 102 cm
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ThePersian (TapestrySeries), 2016
acrylic on persian carpet
201 x 114 cm
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YesItWas (TapestrySeries), 2016
acrylic on felt
217 x 101.5 cm
Adriano Costa
GeneralMotors (TapestrySeries), 2016
acrylic on blancket
194 x 120 cm
Adriano Costa
EnormousBalls, 2016
steel and iron
278 x 180 x 22 cm
Adriano Costa, "StorytellingCaipira"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin 2016
Adriano Costa
MysticTent, 2016
Acrylic on rug, approx.: 90 x 110 cm
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PoorFlag, 2016
embroidery on bath towel, 79 x 106 cm
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P.I.E.C.Ecombo, 2016
mixed media, 225 x 100 cm
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MysticismOnContemporaryArt, 2016
mixed media, 110 x 160 cm
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Landscape/BlueFlowers, 2016
Mixed media, 105 x 165 cm
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AnotherPairOfBalls/Betchezzz, 2016
acrylic on fabric, 76 x 40 cm
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ELVIZZZ, 2016
pencil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 37 cm
Adriano Costa
Tongue, 2016
Acrylic on fabric, 60 x 30 cm
Adriano Costa
MysticismOnContemporaryArtnumberTWO, 2016
acrylic on objet trouvè, 102 x 212 cm

Bio

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1975

Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil

Education

BA, ECA-Universidade São Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017

ChapéuFilosófico – a show about LOVE LOST LET IT GO OR AS U WISH, Galeria Múrias Centeno, Lisbon, PT (forthcoming)

2016

WhatIfWeTryToUnderstandAllThisShitTogether???/CHICKENTODAY!!!, Viva Projects, Paris, FR

DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, US

STORYTELLINGCAIPIRA, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, DE

2015

Every camel tells a story, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, BR

2014

La Commedia dell'Arte, Peep-Hole, Milan, IT

Touch me I am geometrically sensitive, Sadies Coles HQ, London, UK

From My Body Comes, Through Your Body Goes, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

S Título C Amor From Me To U, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, BR

2013

Mar Morto Provisório, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, AU

2012

Crisis Doesn’t Matter If You Love Me, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, PT

Plantation, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR

2010


Programa Anual de Exposições, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR

2009

Black Barroco, galeria polinesia, Sao Paulo, BR

Group Exhibitions

2017

Neither, Mendes Wood DM, Bruxelles, Belgium

2016

Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, BR

Vivemos na melhor cidade da América do Sul, Átomos, Rio de Janeiro, BR

Let There Be (More) Light, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Prediction, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, BR

Under the Same Sun, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, South London Gallery, London, UK

What Separates Us, Embassy of Brazil in London London, UK

2015

TIA DETH, Emalin, London, UK

Under The Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX

Kiti Ka' Aeté, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK

Draw Flying Penis/Pussy Against Gentrification, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, UK

Imagine Brazil, DHC/Art Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, CA

Poem Nº 00000000000000000000000000000, 9, Mendes Wood DM, BR

10th Mercosur Biennial - Messages From A New America, Porto Alegre, BR

Quarta-Feira De Cinzas, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, BR

Imagine Brazil, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, BR

Favour of a Total Eclipse, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, IT

Emalin, TwoHotel, Piracanga Beach (Bahia), BR

Jac Leirner, Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE

Here There (Huna Hunak), QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, QA

2014

A two-dimensional surface without any articulation is a dead experience, BeatTricks, Milan, IT

Swings & Roundabouts, Kinman Gallery, New York, USA

Bunkering in Paradise / The Rest Of Us Just Live in It, ARTUNER, Torino, IT

The Cook, DASH, Kortrijk, BE

UNION, UNION PACIFIC, London, UK

Attitudes: Now and Here, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, GE

Under the Same Sun, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

2013

Postcodes, Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo, BR

Ornamentos, Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, BR

From morn til midnight, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, GE

Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, NO

Bienal Internacional de Curitiba, Curitiba, BR

Betão à Vista, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, Sao Paulo, BR

Fisicismos, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, AR

Convite à Viagem - Rumos Artes Visuais, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, BR

Correspondências, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, BR

Del Buen Salvaje al Conceptual Revolucionario, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, ES

APRIL, Sadie Coles Gallery, London, UK

Time Space Poker Face, Be-Part, Waregem, BE

In lines and Realignments, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

2012

Repeat To Fade, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, BR


Da próxima vez eu fazia tudo diferente, Pivô, Edifício Copan, Sao Paulo, BR


Abre Alas 8, Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, BR

Rumos Artes Visuais, Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, BR (itinerancy to Goiania, Belém, Recife, Brazil)


23°33’42′′_46°40’09′′, Galerie TORRI, Paris, FR

2011

Estou aqui, Galeria Marília Razuk, Sao Paulo, BR 


MYTHOLOGIES, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR 


Rumos Itaú Cultural 2011/2013, Sao Paulo, BR 


Meditação, Transe, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, BR

17o Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea – Sesc VideoBrasil, SESC Belenzinho, Sao Paulo, BR

O Desvio é o Alvo, Sao Paulo, BR

2010

Red Bull House Of Art, Edifício Sampaio Moreira, Sao Paulo, BR 


Sempre à Vista (Miragem), Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, BR

2009

LO-FI KIBUTZ, galeria pelonesia, Sao Paulo, BR

2008

Colônia Selvagem, galeria polinesia, Sao Paulo, BR

2007

TATI, Pandangle House/Favela Erótica, London, UK

2006

Viés, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, BR

2003

Vizinhos, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, BR 


poT, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, Sao Paulo, BR

Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

Kiosko Artistic Residence, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BO

Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US

Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR

Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin, IT

Bibliography

Selected Publications

2014

Kiki Mazzucchelli, Paul Luckraft, "Adriano Costa", Zabludowicz Collection pub., London, UK

2013

Byrd Antawan I., Shier Reid, Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, PHAIDON Press, London, UK

Isabel Diegues, Frederico Coelho, Desdobramentos da Pintura do séc. XXI, COBOGÓ ed., BR