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Cildo Meireles

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1948 lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Obra  Desvio para o vermelho I: Impregnação; 1967-84, de Cildo Meireles. Acervo de arte contemporânea do Inhotim
Cildo Meireles, Desvio para o vermelho I: Impregnação; 1967-84, [detail]. Photo: William Gomes
Obra Através, 1983-89, de Cildo Meireles. Acervo de arte contemporânea do Inhotim
Cildo Meireles, Através, 1983-89, [detail]. ​Photo: Pedro Motta

Cildo Meireles constructs an artistic production interested in social, political, economical, and historical issues, concerning both art and Brazil. His art education started in 1963, at Fundação Cultural do Distrito Federal (Brasília). He is part of the generation of Brazilian artists influenced by conceptual art from the late 1960s on.

His objects and installations comply with different scales, and have daily actions and small displacements as points of departure. He has made exhibitions in several important museums, being the second Brazilian to have a retrospective at Tate Modern (London) in 2008, second only to Hélio Oiticica. Throughout his career, he participated in editions of Documenta in Kassel (Germany), Venice Biennale (Italy), and São Paulo Bienal (Brazil).

Obra Glove Trotter, 1991, de Cildo Meireles. Acervo de arte contemporânea do Inhotim
Cildo Meireles, Glove Trotter, 1991, [detail]. Photo: Pedro Motta

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