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José Gomes

1968 Cariacica, Brazil

5 Works exhibited

Current location

Köln, Germany

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

1968 born in Cariacica, Brazil 
1988-94 The Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil 
2004-05 Düsseldorf Art Academy 
2012 Artist Residency, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice 
2019 Artist Residency, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice 
2021 Monograph Over the Treetops 

 

"Creation and destruction, life and death - the drawings of José Gomes move in this field of tension. With clear reference to Brazilian nature and culture, his works on paper sometimes seem like collages that develop a strong pictorial depth. Gomes' research for his drawings also includes the study of drone images of the Brazilian primeval forests, which make it possible to understand exactly how these important habitats are being destroyed. These findings, as well as his study of Brazilian art history and craft, inform Gomes' intricate drawings, in which the figurative is often fractured by abstract elements, telling a story all its own." 
Dr. Carla Cugini 
Managing Director of the Society for Modern Art Museum Ludwig 

Selected solo and group exhibitions 


2021 14th Havana Art Biennial, Havana (G) 
Gallery Biesenbach, Cologne (E) 
2020 paper positions, Berlin (E) 
2019 Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice (G) 
Biesenbach Gallery, Cologne (G) 
2018 Biesenbach Gallery, Cologne (G) 
2017 7:1 Encounter Brazil Germany, FinArts, Berlin (G). 
Biesenbach Gallery, Cologne (G) 
2015 Save the Date - interAktion Brazil in Sacrow, Potsdam (G) Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G) 
Friday Salon, Hamburg (G) 
2014 Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice (G) 
MAP ART Symbiosis of Cultures, Brazilian Embassy & Rosalux, Berlin (G) 2013 Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice (G) 
2012 Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice (G) 
2011 poetatropical - flowers - site specific, Cologne (G) 
2008 Oi - temporary exhibition space, Cologne (S) 
Under the open sky, Düsseldorf (G) 
2002 Bi-Pi's Kulturgalerie, Cologne (S) 
2001 Homero Massena Gallery, Vitória, Brazil (S) 
2000 Mar Del Plata, Argentina (G) 
Birch Art Gallery, West Virginia (G)
1998 Museu do Trabalho, Curitiba, Brazil (G) 
ICBRA, Cultural Institute Brazil Germany, Berlin (G) 
1997 Brazilian Contemporary Art in Printmaking - Reflexão 97, Museu Metropolitano de Arte de Curitiba, Brazil (G) 
22nd Ribeirão Preto Art Salon, São Paulo (G) 
Haggar University Gallery, Dallas (G) 
Spring Creek Gallery, Texas (G) 
1996 24th Annual Southern Graphics Council Conference, West Virginia (G) 16th Mini Print International Cadaqués (G) 
1995 Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, Brazil (G) 
1994 14th Mini Print International Cadaqués (G) 
Centro Cultural Parque de España, Argentina (G)

Works by José Gomes

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