Almandrade

Plastic artist, architect, master in urban design, poet and professor of art
theory at the art workshops of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia and
Palacete das Artes.
Almandrade participated in several group exhibitions, among
them: XII, XIII and XVI Bienal de São Paulo; “Em Busca da Essência”
(“In Search of the Essence”) – special exhibition of the XIX Bienal de São
Paulo; IV Salão Nacional; Universo do Futebol (MAM/Rio); Feira Nacional
(S.Paulo); II Salão Paulista, I Exposição Internacional de Escultura
Efêmeras (Fortaleza); I Salão Baiano; II Salão Nacional; Honorable mention
in I Salão Estudantil em 1972. Almandrade was also part of important
artistic groups focused on visual poems, multimedia and installation projects
in Brazil and abroad. One of the creators of the Grupo de Estudos
de Linguagem da Bahia who edited the magazine “Semiotica” in 1974. He
held more than thirty solo exhibitions in Salvador, Recife, Rio de Janeiro,
Brasília and São Paulo between 1975 and 2019; and wrote in several
specialized newspapers and magazines on art, architecture and urbanism.
Prizes in the design competitions for works of plastic arts of the Museu
de Arte Moderna da Bahia, 1981/82. Fundarte Award at the XXXIX
Salão de Artes Plásticas de Pernambuco in 1986. Published books of
poetry and/or visual works: “O Sacrifício do Sentido”, “Obscuridades do
Riso”, “Poemas”, “Suor Noturno”, “Arquitetura de Algodão” “, “Escritos
sobre arte” (“Writings on Art”) and “Malabarismo de Pedras” (“Juggling
Stones”) (poetry). Copene Prize for Culture and Art, 1997. Alamandrade
has works in several private and public collections, such as: Museu de
Arte Moderna da Bahia, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro),
Museu da Cidade (Salvador), Museu Afro (são Paulo), Museu de Arte
do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre) and Pinacoteca Municipal de São
Paulo. Retrospectiva Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, 2000. Exhibition
“Pensamentos” (“thoughts”) at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes,
Rio de Janeiro. The artist participates in an exhibition of Brazilian visual
poetry at the Mexic-Art Museum in Austin. Solo exhibition “Pequenos Formats”
at the ACBEU gallery in Salvador, 2002. Sculptures, Instituto Goethe,
Salvador, 2003. Paintings, Hotel Sofitel, Costa do Sauípe – Bahia,
2004. Installation, Conjunto Cultural da Caixa , Arte Erótica , Escola de
Belas Artes da UFBA. He coordinates the Escola Cidade Workshop at
the Goethe Institute, Salvador. Curator of the show SSA 456 Galeria da
Cidade, Salvador, 2005. Participates in the group exhibitions “Ode ao
Dois de Julho”, Galeria da Cidade, “Modes of Seeing and Understanding
Art”, Bahia Art Museum, Salvador, 2006.
Between 1986 and 1990, at the Cultural Foundation of the
State of Bahia in the Department of Museums and Plastic Arts, he held
the positions of: Head of Plastic Arts Division and later, Sub-manager of
Plastic Arts. Participation as a juror in public plastic arts competitions,
among them: Concurso de Decoração do Carnaval da Cidade do Salvador
(Salvador City Carnival Decoration Contest), 1980; Salão de Arte
da Semana de Cultura do SESI, Salvador 1986; Comissão de Seleção
dos Salões Regionais de Artes Plásticas da Bahia, Juazeiro 1997 and
1999; Júri de Seleção e Premiação da 1ª Bienal do Recôncavo, São Felix,
1991; Comissão de Seleção do Projetos Atos Visuais 2004-2005 da
Funarte, Brasília, 2004. Comissão de Seleção Bolsas de Pesquisa em
Crítica de Arte da Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, 2008. Exhibition “A Arte de
Almandrade”(“The Art of Almandrade”), Centro Cultural da Caixa, Salvador
2009 and Centro Cultura da Caixa, São Paulo 2012. Exhibition
“Zona Tórida”, Centro Cultural Santander, Recife 2012. “Economia da
Montada” – Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 2012.
Visual Poems and Installation (individual) Casa das Rosas, São Paulo
2014. Solo SP-Arte 2015. 10th MERCOSUR Biennial – Porto Alegre –
Rs. 3rd Bahia Biennial. Solo ArteBa – Baró Galeria – Buenos Aires 2016.
Paintings, visual poems, installations, drawings, sculptures -Galeria Karla
Osorio Brasília 2018.
Several group exhibitions in 2019 to 2021 in Salvador, Rio de
Janeiro, São Paulo, Miami (USA), Évora (Portugal).

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