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Angelo Venosa

São Paulo, Brazil, 1954.

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Angelo Venosa is one of the few artists of the so-called “Generation 80s” who dedicated himself to sculpture, to the detriment of the painting then in evidence. In the 1990's, he began to use materials such as marble, wax, lead and animal teeth, performing works that refer to anatomical structures, such as vertebrae and bones. Most recently, the artist began using 3D printing and computer-aided design to create plywood and metal structures and exoskeletons that resemble corals. He participated in exhibitions such as the 19th Bienal de São Paulo, 1987; the 45th La Biennale di Venezia, 1993; and the 5th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, 2005. A major retrospective in celebration of his 30-year career was held at the MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 2012, extending to Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, in 2013, and MAMAM – Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife, 2014. Currently, he has public sculptures installed in several cities of Brazil, such as MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (Jardins), MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (Jardim do Ibirapuera), Pinacoteca de São Paulo (Jardim da Luz) and Praia de Copacabana/Leme, Rio de Janeiro.

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