Ernesto Neto is a Brazilian artist born in Rio de Janeiro in 1964. Since the 1990s Neto has produced a body of work exploring constructions of social space and the natural world by addressing physical interaction and sensory experience. The artist incorporates organic shapes and materials that engage the five senses, producing a new type of sensory perception that questions boundaries between artwork and viewer.

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Ernesto Neto
Rio de Janeiro, 1964
Brazil

Current Exhibitions

Sculpture, Painting and Video at the Margulies Collection

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

25 Oct — 28 Apr
Recent additions to the permanent are presented at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse: sculpture, paintings and videos by David Claerbout, Federico de Francesco, Rosy Keyser, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Emil Lukas, Hugo McCloud,...

Past Exhibitions

A Song For Rio

Carpintaria
20/11/2016 — 28/01/2017

Tudo Joia

Bergamin & Gomide
28/10/2016 — 26/11/2016

The Many and the One: Brazilian Contemporary Art

Instituto Tomie Ohtake
04/09/2016 — 23/10/2016

Calder and Brazilian Art

Itaú Cultural
31/08/2016 — 23/09/2016

Playgrounds 2016

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP
18/03/2016 — 24/07/2016

Solo Shows

2016

The Serpent’s Energy Gave Birth to Humanity, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Ernesto Neto, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

Enresto Neto: The Jaguar and the Boa, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark

2015

Ernesto Neto: The Jaguar and the Boa, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin ~ Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret, TBA21– Augarten, Vienna, Austria

Ernesto Neto. Haux Haux, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remanagen, Germany

2014

Ernesto Neto, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany

Ernesto Neto, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Ernesto Neto: The body that carries me, Guggenheim, Bilbao

2013

O ABRIGO E O TERRENO: Arte e sociedade no Brasil, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil

Linha da vida, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

Palazzo Pamphili, Brazilian Embassy, Rome, Italy

2012

Fecundation, Loucura é parte da vida / Madness is part of life, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo

Slow iis goood, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

Cuddle on the Tightrope, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX.

Group Shows

2017

Cosmic spring. The garden of metamorphoses, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

2016

The Many and the One: Brazilian Contemporary Art, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, Curated by Robert Storr.

Political Intent and Beyond Limits, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Playground, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

ta.bu, Maison Particulier, Brussels, Belgium

2015

Belle Haleine: The Scent of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

Do Objeto para o Mundo, Coleção Inhotim, Fundação Clóvis Salgado, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Nourishing: Art and Construction of Brazilian Food Heritage, Museu da Cidade, Lucas Nogueira Garcez Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil

Dancing Museum, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

No hablaremos de Picasso, Fundación Maria Jose Jove, Palacio Municipal Kiosko Alfonso, A Coruña, Spain

A Experiência da Arte, Sesc Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alimentário: Arte e Construção do Patrimônio Alimentar Brasileiro, Exposição Universal – Expo Milão, São Paulo, Brasil

Manifesta 7 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Rovereto, Italy

2014

Seeking a New Genealogy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Experiencia com Arte – Série Arte para Crianças, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – Destrito Federal (CCBB/DF), Brasília, Brazil

Beyond and Between: Special Exhibition for Leeum’s 10th Anniversary, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Simple, Méditation sur la forme moderne (Simple, Meditation on the modern shape), Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

The Five Senses, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; travelled to Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

50th Anniversary Exhibition, Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT

Permission to be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Formes simples, curated by Jean de Loisy, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

Brasiliana Installations from 1960 to the Present, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Water Event: Yoko Ono, Half a Wind Show. A Retrospective. Curated by Ingrid Pfeiffer, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, traveled to Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2013

Sharjah Biennial 11, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, United Arab Emirates Spun: Adventures in Textiles – Material World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Travessias 2- Arte Contmporanea na Mare, Galpao Bela Mare, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The insides are on the outside, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Case de Vidro by Lina Bo Bardi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Station to Station, Public art project organized by Doug Aitken, traveling by train from NYC to San Francisco 43 Salón (inter), Nacional de Artistas, Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Rio de Janeiro Country of birth: Brazil Date of birth: 1964 Lives in: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil