ABOUT THE ARTIST

CURRICULUM (PDF)

Graduated in 2000 in Fine Arts from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie - Amsterdam - Netherlands. His works moves at the boundary between drawing, painting, sculpture and the object. The starting point is the line and the grid and take shape in acts of tie, cover, mend, mending, cutting, embroidery, reissue in a constant and exhaustive process of destroying and remaking. Simple, artisanal and intuitive architecture, are built with various materials such as old works fragments, drawings that are being cut, fabric pieces, ribbons (Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia), photographs and medicine leaflets.
The work takes different and complex shapes and can be displayed both on walls, deposited on the ground, hanging from the ceiling or on pedestals or furniture. One of the intentions of the artist is to create work that somehow come close to magical objects and that looks like prayers, whispers, silences or litanies. Celio Braga has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Europe, USA and Brazil. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam, Tilburg Textile Museum, CODA-Apeldoorn Museum Collection AMC Amsterdam, ROTASA Collection-USA among others.

EDUCATION

1995 - 2000
Gerrit Rietveld Academie - Amsterdam - Netherlands
 
1988 - 1989
The Boston Museum School of Fine Arts - Boston - USA
1986
Universade Catolica de Goiás - Goiânia - Goiás - Brazil

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 - "Overzicht", Brummelkamp Galerie - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2012 - "Pharmacie DeLuxe" - Galeria Amparo 60 - Recife - Brazil
2011 - "Abstrações para Morrer de Amor" - Galeria da FAV-UFG-Go. - Goiânia - Brazil
2011 - "Doloridos, Coloridos" - Galeria Pilar - São Paulo - Brazil
2010 - "Placebos" - Galerie Hein Elferink - Staphorst - Netherlands
2009 - "Unveil" - Teto Projects - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2008 - "Caio, Felix, Cortes e Perfurações" - Galeria Vermelho - São Paulo - Brazil
2007 - "Possible Jewellery and Related Objects" - Rob Koudijs Galerie - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2006 - "B.L.U.E" - BalinHouseProjects - London - United Kingdom
2005 - "Liquescent" - PLATINA Gallery - Stockholm - Sweden
2004 - "Brancos" - Galerie Louise Smit - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2003 - "White Shirts" - HuisRechts Projects - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2000 - "Objeto Desejado (e para sempre) Ausente" - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Goiás - MAC - Goiânia - Brazil

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 - "Beyond the Body" (cat.) - WeltKunstZimmer - Dusseldorf - Germany
2011 - "Ontketend" (cat.) - MUseum voor Moderne Kunst-MMKA - Arnhem - Netherlands
2011 - "Drawing Now" (cat.) - Galerie Hein Elferink - Staphorst - Netherlands
2011 - "Embraced" (cat.) GustavsBerg Konsthall - Sweden
2010 - "Think Twice" - Museum of Arts and Design-MAD -New Iork - USA
2009 - "Slash-Paper Under the Knife" (cat.) - Museum of Arts and Design-MAD - New York - USA
2008 - "Papier Biënalle" - (cat.) - Museum Rijswijk - Netherlands
2008 - "SOFT-Autonomous Textiles" - LandsMuseum - Linz - Austria
2007 - "Hard Candies" - Motive Gallery - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2007 - "Glaswear" (cat.) - Toledo Museum of Art - USA
2007 - "2MOVE: Double Movement" (cat.) - Sala Veronicas/Centro Párraga - Murcia - España
2007 - "2MOVE: Double Movement" (cat.)  - ZuiderZeeMuseum - Enkhuizen - Netherlands
2006 - "G.E.B.O.R.D.U.U.R.D" (cat.) - Tilburg Textile Museum - Netherlands

2005 - "Bock mit Inhalt" - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam CS - Netherlands
2004 - "LOSS': Célio Braga/Suska Mackert/Iris Eichenberg" (cat.) - Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam-SMBA - Netherlands
2004 - "Oogstrelend Schoon" - CODA-Apeldoorn Museum - Netherlands
2003 - "BLUR: The Bluring of Categories" - Stedeleijk Museum Amsterdam - Netherlands
2002 - "Hair Stories" - Adam Baumgold Gallery - New Iork - USA
2002 - "DISPAY" - A proposal for Municipal Acquisitions- 2000/2001 (cat.) - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - Netherlands
2002 - "FILZ FELT" (cat.) - LandsMuseum für Vorgeschichte Dresden - Germany
2002 - "FILZ FELT" (cat.) - TextielMuseum Krefeld - Germany
2000 - "Hautnah" - Kunsthalle Wien - Austria

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - Netherlands
Tilburg Textiel Museum - Netherlands
ROTASA Collection - USA
CODA - Apeldoorn Museum - Netherlands
AMC Collection - Amsterdam - Netherlands
MAC Goiás - Goiânia - Brazil
Coleção da FAV-UFG-Go - Goiânia - Brazil

AWARDS

2008 - BasisStipendium - Fonds BKVB - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2004 - StartsStipendium - Fonds BKVB - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2002 - StartsStipendium - Fonds BKVB - Amsterdam - Netherlands

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES / VIDEOS / PERFORMANCES

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES

2012 - WeltkunstZimmer - Dusseldorf - Germany

2006 - European Ceramic Center-EKWC - 's-Hertgenbosch - Netherlands

VIDEOS / PERFORMANCES

2011 - "Full Blown" - OudKerk Amsterdam - Netherlands

2009 - "Similitude" - Célio Braga-Rose Akras - VERBO: Galeria Vermelho - São Paulo - Brazil
2008 - "7 maneiras…" (with Rose Akras) - VERBO: Galeria Vermelho - São Paulo - Brazil

2002 - "A Self Portrait with Many Faces"  (with Antonio P. de Souza) - The Brake Grond -  Amsterdam - Netherlands

2001 - "Natural Diversity" (with Antonio P. de Souza) - The Veem Theater Amsterdam - Netherlands

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 - Jenseits.Beyond the Body (Wolfgang Schäfer, Astrid Mayerle e Anne Berk), Dusseldorf, Germany
2011 - Cutting Edges (Págs. 76-79) (James Gallagher) - Gestalten - Berlin - Germany
2011 - Paper Craft 2 (Pág. 196) - Gestalten - Berlim - Germany
2011 - Embraced (Págs. 18-19) (Anders Ljunberg e Lisbeth den Besten) - Gustvsbergs Konstall - Sweden
2011 - Drawing Now (Pag. 4-9) - Galerie Hein Elferink - Staphorst - Netherlands
2010 - Manifesta Journal - Journal of Contemporary Curatorship/ Nr.7/2009/20010 (Págs. 13-22) (Mieke Bal) - Milano - Italy
2009 - Migratory Settings (Aydemir, Murata / Rotas Alex) - Editions Rudop b.v - Madrid - España
2009 - Slash: Paper Under the Knife (David Macfarden) - MAD - New York - USA
2008 - Estéticas Migratorias: Movimento Double (Págs. 27-36) - Madrid - España
2007 - Items 2/2007 (Pag. 25-26) (Roelin Plaatsman) - Amsterdã - Netherlands
2006 - Kunstbeeld.nl/05 - Rievews- pag. 90 (Wim van der Beek) - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2006 - Célio Braga - Deliriously - Sharing a Common Skin/Ernst van Alphen - Galerie Hein Elgerink - Staphorst - Netherlands
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2006 - G.E.B.O.R.D.U.U.R.D (Louise Schouwenberg) (Pag.12-15) - Tilburg Textiel Museum - Netherlands
2005 - GZ Art+Design (Pag 18-20) (Katja Poljana) - Stuttgart - Germany
2004 - Stedelijk Museum Bureau- Nieuwsbrief Nr.83 (Marjan Boot) - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2004 - Stedelijk Museum Bulletim Nr.06/2004 - (Pag. 14-16 e 61-63) - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdm - Netherlands
2004 - LOSS.Célio Braga.Iris Eichenberg.Suska Mackert (Melle Hammer.Peter van Kester.Renée C. Hoogland) - Amsterdm - Netherlands
2004 - TABLEAU nr.4/2004 (Pag. 11.15) (Chris Reinewald) - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2003 - Cahier Ravary18 - (Hilde van Dekker) - Nijmegen - Netherlands
2002 - Frankfurter Algemeine Sonntagszeitung, 21 Nr.16 (Jordan Meijas) - Frankfurt - Germany
2002 - Volkskrant/22 April.2002 (Mieke Zijlmans) - Amsterdam - Netherlands
2002 - New York Review-NY May 6/2002 - New York - USA
2002 - Time Out NY-May 2-9/2002 - New York - USA
2001 - DISPLAY (Marjan Boot/Lisbeth den Besten) - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - Netherlands
2000 - FILZ.FELT (Peter Schimtt) Arnoldsche - Berlin - Germany