Artur Lescher

Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1962, Artur Lescher lives and works in São Paulo. Artur Lescher: Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2018); Palais d’Iéna, Paris, (2017); Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Pueblo Garzón, Uruguay (2016); Galeria Nara Roesler | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015); Galería OMR, Mexico City (2014); Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil (2013); Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (2012); Galería OMR, Mexico City (2011); Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2010); Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2009); Paulo Darzé Galeria, Salvador, Brazil (2008); Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2006). His work is included in institutional collections such as: Biblioteca Luís Angel Arango, Bogotá/DC; CCSP, São Paulo; Instituto Cultural Itaú, São Paulo; MALBA, Buenos Aires; MAMBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; MAC USP, São Paulo/SP; MAM-SP, São Paulo; MNBA, Rio de Janeiro; MFAH, Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. He came to national prominence in his native Brazil in 1987, when he participated in the 19th Bienal de São Paulo with Aerólitos, an installation of two Zeppelin-like balloons set side-by-side, one inside, the other outside of the pavilion’s windowed wall, creating a compelling double image that seemed to dematerialize the architectural feature separating them.


Artsy | January 23, 2016
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