Brusky was born in Brazil and came of age during the darkest time in his nation’s history, witnessing the 1964 military coup that instigated more than 20 years of dictatorial oppression and ruthless attacks by the military regime on insurgents as well as anyone deemed “subversive.” Nevertheless, he has always operated under the utopian vision that art has the potential to instigate social change, and in his multifaceted works he consistently challenges the socio-political status quo.

A career spanning more than four decades, Bruscky never ceased to experiment and innovate: employing photocopiers, blueprint machines, besides stamps and postmark devices; he utilized medical equipment from the Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, where the artist worked for several years, producing encephalographic works.

Paulo Bruscky
Paulo Bruscky
Recife, 1949

Past Exhibitions

Paulo Bruscky / Performances

Nara Roesler São Paulo
12/06/2017 — 22/07/2017

Solo Shows


Paulo Bruscky: Artist Books and Films, 1970-2013, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, USA

Paulo Bruscky: Artist Books and Films, 1970-2013, Another Space, New York, USA

Arte é a última esperança: Ação postal e outras ações de Paulo Bruscky, Centro Cultural dos Correios, São Paulo, Brazil

Paulo Bruscky: Bruscky Invent’s, Dan Gunn Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Performance, SESC Campinas, Campinas, Brasil



Paulo Bruscky: Artists Books and films, 1970 – 2013, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Art is our last hope, Phoenix Museum, Phoenix, USA



Foto / linguagens, Amparo 60, Recife, Brazil

Art is our last hope, The Bronx Museum, New York, USA

Plataforma Bogotá, Colombia

Group Shows


Mensagem de Uma Nova América, 10ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Pernambuco Cena Contemporânea, Museu do Estado, Recife, Brazil

Under the Same Sun, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Encruzilhada, EAV Parque Laje, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


MAC 21 –Um Museu do Novo Século, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Art is Our Last Hope, Phoenix Museum, Phoenix, USA

Bola na Rede, Funarte, Brasília, Brazil


30 x Bienal, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Perez Art Museum, Miami, USA

Reinventando o mundo, Museu Vale, Vila Velha, Brazil

Mitologias por procuração, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Recife Country of birth: Brazil Date of birth: 1949 Lives in: Recife, Brazil