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A B O U T

Gustavo von Ha works with the concept of verisimilitude. He incorporates one version of himself in each work, materializing images often silenced in the Brazilian art history academics. This strategy also problematizes the role of the artist these days.


His production emerges from investigations that unfold in many cores of works that operate inside and outside of the art system; infecting several platforms and circuits of images such as internet, movie theaters, informal sector and art market itself.


The artist is interested in issues beyond the hegemonic narratives. His production is structured in a performative action that goes throughout all the artist’s research period and lies within the limits between reality and fiction; authorship and cultural industry within the contemporary art context.

 

Gustavo lives and works in Sao Paulo. His work is featured in private and public collections, such as Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, MAR [Rio Art Museum] and MAC-USP [Museum of Contemporary Art of USP].

 

MINI BIO

Gustavo von Ha is a visual artist, born in 1977 in Presidente Prudente, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Among his main solo exhibitions are VLNGO [SARACVRA space], Rio de Janeiro [2017] INVENTORY; ART OF ANOTHER KIND, MAC USP [The Contemporary Art Museum of Sao Paulo University], Sao Paulo [2017-2016], HEIST FILMS, MON [Oscar Niemeyer Museum], Curitiba [2014] DREAMWAVES, MAC USP, Sao Paulo [2014-13], HEIST FILMS, A Window in Berlin - Changing Project, Berlin [2013], T.L., Leme Gallery, Sao Paulo [2012], DOUBLE CROSSING, Latin American Art Project, Tokyo [2011], IMAGES RÉFLÉCHIES, Sycomore Art Galerie, Paris [2008] and PRIVATE ADDICTION, Nassau Community College, New York [2008].

 

Some of the group shows he was included: MAM 70, MAM [Museum of Modern Art], Sao Paulo [2018],  11th MERCOSUL BIENNIAL, Porto Alegre [2018], DURA LEX SED LEX, Bienal Sur, Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosario, Argentina [2017], WHEN FORMS BECOME STORIES, CAL/UnB [Casa de Cultura da América Latina], Brasilia [2017], METROPOLIS: THE SAO PAULO EXPERIENCE, Estação Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo [2017], THE COLOR OF BRASIL, MAR [Rio Art Museum], Rio de Janeiro [2016], SUSPICIOUS MINDS, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo [2013] FOLHAS DE VIAGEM, MAC USP, Sao Paulo [2012] and 10th Latin American Contemporary Art Today, Promo-Art Gallery, Tokyo [2010-09]. Gustavo was granted with Marcantonio Vilaça Art Award [by FUNARTE] in 2014 for his HEIST FILMS ENTERTAINMENT Project.

Selected Solo Shows

 

2018

SPIRITUALIST SESSION PROJECT / TARSILA [Projeto Mesa Branca / Tarsila],

CAL – UnB, Brasilia, Brazil

 

2017

VLNGO, SARACVRA, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2016 - 2017

INVENTORY; ART OF ANOTHER KIND, MAC USP [The Contemporary Art Museum of Sao Paulo University], Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2014

HEIST FILMS ENTERTAINMENT, MON [Museu Oscar Niemeyer], Curitiba, Brazil

 

2013

DREAMWAVES, Film-Installation, MAC USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil/ 

HEIST FILMS Solo Project, A window in Berlin, Berlin, Germany

 

2012

T.L., Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2011

DOUBLE CROSSING, Latin American Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2008

THE MAGIC MIRROR, Galeria Eduardo Fernandes, São Paulo, Brazil

IMAGES RÉFLÉCHIES, SycomoreArt Galerie, Paris, France

ANEXO PROJECT, GaleriaLaura Marsiaj, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PRIVATE ADDICTION, Nassau Community College, Garden City, USA

 

2006

DAILY MIRROR (S), Centro Cultural Parque das Ruínas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Selected Group Shows

2020-2019

TRIANGULAR: ARTE DESTE SÉCULO - Recent Acquisitions for The Casa da Cultura da America Latina UNB, Brasilia

FORBIDDEN ARCHEOLOGY, Sesc Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo

2019

MEMORIAL OF THE DRAWING, MAC USP, Sao Paulo

2018

11th MERCOSUL BIENNIAL, Porto Alegre

MAM 70, MAM [Museum of Modern Art], Sao Paulo

2017

DURA LEX SED LEX, Bienal Sur, Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosario

WHEN FORMS BECOME STORIES, CAL – UnB, Brasilia, Brazil

METRÓPOLE: EXPERIÊNCIA PAULISTANA, Estação Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2016

A COR DO BRASIL, MAR [The Art Museum of Rio], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2015

GROUP SHOW, iSETAN, Tokyo, Japan

MON COLLECTION, Acquisitions 2013/2014, MON [Museu Oscar Niemeyer], Curitiba, Brazil

2013

SUSPICIOUS MINDS, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012

FOLHAS DE VIAGEM, MAC USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2010 - 2009

10th LATIN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ART "TODAY”, Promo-Arte Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008

L' EXPOSITION COLLECTIVE DES ARTISTES DE LA GALERIE, Sycomore Art Galerie, Paris, France

 

2007

CONTEMPORAINS, Sycomore Art Galerie, Paris, France

NIGHT OF 1,000 DRAWINGS, Artist´s Space, New York, USA

 

2006

ACERVO 2006, Thiergeville, Normandie, France

 

2005

LATIN AMERICAN ART TODAY, Promo-Arte Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2004

CONNECTIONS, Centro Cultural Paschoal Carlos Magno, Niterói, Brazil

 

Collections

PINACOTECA DO ESTADO DE SAO PAULO, Sao Paulo

MAC USP [The Contemporary Art Museum of Sao Paulo University], Sao Paulo

MAR [The Art Museum of Rio], Rio de Janeiro

NCC [Nassau Community College], Garden City, NY

MON [Oscar Niemeyer Museum], Curitiba

CERVANTES INSTITUTE, Tokyo

PROJETO LEONILSON, Sao Paulo

Artist residency program

2019 - Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Academic background

2019 – Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina / AUK [American University of Kosovo], Prishtina, Kosovo

2010 - PIESP [Programa Independente da Escola Sao Paulo], Sao Paulo, Brazil

2006 - Holography, Holographic Studios, New York, USA

2005 - Grupo de Pesquisa da Imagem, Faculdade Santa Marcelina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2004 - Production and Edition of Digital Video, DV New York, USA

 

1998-2001 - Communication, Universidade do Oeste Paulista, Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

Interventions & Screenings

 

2014 - DREAMWAVES, Mostra Primeira Exibição, Cinemateca, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2013 - HEIST FILMS, Intervention, Reserva Cultural Theatres, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012 - HEIST FILMS, AMC Theatres, Atlanta, USA

2010 - PERMANENT INTERVENTION on Campus NCC [Nassau Community College], Garden City, New York, USA

2006 - ONCE UPON A TIME, Central Park, New York, USA

 

 

ARTIST´S INTERVIEW FOR BRAVO! MAGAZINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_BXjnshl6M&t=14s

GUSTAVO VON HA: CROSSED BY TIME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKGT8OkzFWs&t=172s

DREAMWAVES FILM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ_jkZEoAf8&feature=youtu.be