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(Passa Vinte, MG, 1960)

Lives and works in São Paulo.


In 1984, Gustavo Rezende attained his bachelor’s degree from Faculdade de Belas Artes, in São Paulo, and held his first solo exhibition, ‘São Paulo: Paisagens Urbanas” (São Paulo Cityscapes).


In the late 1980s, the artist showed his work in several group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, and was invited for solo shows at MAC-USP, where he presented an installation, and Galeria Funarte.  In the early 1990s, Rezende was selected for two exhibition programs: Project Macunaíma, at  Instituto Brasileiro de Arte Contemporânea / Funarte, and the exhibition program of Centro Cultural São Paulo, directed by Sônia Salzstein. In 1991, he was selected for the Havana Biennial and the Panorama of Contemporary Brazilian Art, organized by the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM). In 1993, he received the British Council Fellowship Award. The following year, with a grant to stay a year, he joined the Master’s degree program at Goldsmiths College, London (England), with the sponsorship of the British Council of São Paulo. In London, he showed his work in group exhibitions held at Chisenhale Gallery and the Mall Galleries. Back to Brazil in 1995,  the artist presented at MAM-SP the sculptures he designed and produced at no Goldsmith College, which currently integrate the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo Collection.


In 1996, he showed solo in an important exhibition at Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto and, in 1999, took part in the Panorama of Contemporary Brazilian Art with The Paradox of Thompson Clark and Mark’ Nightmares. In 2000, he received the Vitae Arts Scholarship for his project Gratitude for the Reunion. The following year, Rezende featured the results of his research in a solo show with catalogue foreword by Tadeu Chiarelli.


Since 1995, the artist has been teaching tridimensional expression in the Plastic Arts program at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). In 2004, he earned a PhD in Visual Poetry with the dissertation Reflective Production: Art, Subject and Space he wrote at the Universidade de São Paulo’s School of Communications and Arts, having Carlos Fajardo as advisor. In 2006, he spent six months in Paris attending an artistic residence program at the Cité Internationale des Arts / Studio FAAP.


Since then, the evolution of his work has been presented in various solo and group exhibitions. In 2010, Rezende was awarded the Pinacoteca do Estado Acquisition Prize at the 6th SP-Arte, for his work The Passage of Time and the Nature of Love. In 2013, his works were shown in a solo exhibition at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, curated by Ivo Mesquita.


In 2017, realizes individual exhibition at Paço da Artes no Rio de Janeiro entitled Sacred Love, Profane Love and in the next year realizes at MAM the Projeto Parede Crepe Garden. In 2019 execute a site specific at Museu da Cidade de São Paulo - Casa do Bandeirante with a winner project of Edital ProAC Artes Visuais.


Public Collection:

Centro Cultural Candido Mendes (Rio de Janeiro)

Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (Ribeirão Preto)

Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo)

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (São Paulo)

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro/Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand (Rio de Janeiro)

Novo Museu dos Açores (Portugal)

Pinacoteca do Estado (São Paulo)

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