Laercio Redondo



Paranavaí, Brasil, 1967


Laercio Redondo received his MFA at Konstfack, University College of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. In his artistic research Redondo engages extensively with collective memory and its erasure in society. His work is characterized by using resources such as installation to propose dialogues between his works, taking as inspiration the heterogeneous and multidisciplinary exhibition display of the first avant-gardes where photo, film, design and architecture were interrelated. Thus, starting from an indisputable intellectual and artistic commitment, Laercio Redondo develops a conceptual and aesthetic discourse that questions the aspects related to the (de)formation, construction and evolution of Brazilian collective memory and identity based on the social, geographical, economic and political changes that Brazil experienced in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Among his solo exhibitions worth mentioning, “Relance / Recast”, Pinacoteca de São Paulo (2018); Past projects for the Future, Dallas Contemporary (2016); Restauro (Restauration), Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona (2016); O que acaba todos os dias (What ends every day), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (2015); Restauro at Die Raum, Berlin (2014); Contos sem Reis (Tales with no Kings), Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2013); Fachada (Façade) (2013) and Lembrança de Brasília (Memory from Brasilia) (2012), Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, among others.

In addition, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions such as Tarsila e Mulheres Modernas no Rio (2015) and Josephine Baker e Le Corbusier no Rio – um caso transatlântico (Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier in Rio – a Transatlantic Affair) (2014), both at the Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro; Idea di Frattura – Opinione Latina / 2, Galleria Francesca Minini, Milan (2014); Amor e ódio à Lygia Clark (Love and hate to Lygia Clark), Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2013); The right to the city, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, (2013); The Insides are on the Outside, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo (2013); Bananas is my Business: The South American way, Museu Carmen Miranda, Rio de Janeiro (2011); Leibesübungen – Vom Tun und Lassen in der Kunst, Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig (2008); Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2008).

He ha has been awarded with various grants and awards such as the Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship in Stuttgart, IASPIS residency program in Stockholm and also the Clark Art Institute – Summer Collaborative Working Group, Williamstown, USA.

His work is featured in collections such as the Museu de Arte do Rio, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Colección olorVISUAL (Barcelona, España), Gaia Donzet Collection (Paris, France), o Silvia Amélia de Waldner Collection (Paris, France).