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FELIPE COHEN

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(São Paulo / SP, 1976) Felipe Cohen's practice develops from the tension between the traditional and contemporary ways of displaying the artistic object and the study and revisiting of recurrent problems in art history in order to reinterpret and update their meanings in the present. This tension occurs through the articulation of noble materials and everyday objects, creating paradoxical forms that are forced to closely interact, as well as new symbolic updates of classic signs and genres in a dialectic process.

Felipe has a degree in Drawing and Sculpture from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo, SP, he has had solo exhibitions at Kubikgallery, Porto, Portugal (2017); Millan Gallery, São Paulo, SP (2013 and 2016); Capela do Morumbi, São Paulo, SP (2013); Arco, Madrid, Spain (2010); Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo, SP (2006), among others.

Group shows in which he has participated include: Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona and Troposphere, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China, both in 2017; Geometria Afetiva, SESC Bom Retiro, São Paulo, SP (2016); Deserto-Modelo “as above, so below,” Harold St. Gallery, London, UK (2015);  Ouro – um fio que costura a arte no Brasil, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Imagine Brazil – Artists Books, Musee d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (2014) and Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway (2013); 8th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, RS (2011); Nouvelles de São Paulo, L'École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (2009) among others.

He was nominated for the PIPA Prize in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016 and was a finalist for the CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaça Award, in 2011. He was awarded the  illy SustainArt, ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain in 2016; Atos Visuais - Funarte, Brasilia in 2007 and Fiat Mostra Brasil, São Paulo in 2006. His work is featured in important Brazilian collections such as Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, MAM – São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, and MAR – Rio Art Museum. 






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