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(Porto / Portugal, 1945) Artur Barrio lives in Brazil since 1955. Recently honoured with the grand prize of the EDP Foundation (2016), in Portugal, he was awarded the Velázquez Prize in 2011 and was the only artist representing Brazil at the Venice Biennale (Italy) that same year. His ephemeral works, which often leave behind only traces or scraps as documentation, will be displayed in a solo exhibition next year (2018) at the Reina Sofia Museum, in Madrid. Barrio participated in the Bienal de São Paulo multiple times, from 1981 to 2010, and in the Documenta (Kassel, Germany) in 2002. He held several solo exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, at the Tamayo Museum (Mexico City, Mexico) in 2008; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawano, Japan) in 2006; the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France) in 2005; the Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst – SMAK (Ghent, Belgium) in 2005; and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (SP) in 2002, among others. In 1970, after exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and Belo Horizonte (MG), Barrio’s work featuring bloody bundles of cloth, received international recognition. Records of this work were shown at the "Information" exhibition at MoMA (New York, USA) in 1970.

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