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Carlos Bevilacqua

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1965





Carlos Bevilacqua connects simple geometrical volumes in his modular sculptures made of steel, wood, rubber, glass, marble and stone. These articulated pieces suggest a complex system of weights and counterweights. Bevilacqua tests the physical limits of matter up to the precise moment where tensions reach repose. In suggesting circular routes in space, the works become an architecture of unlikely associations between volume and void, static balance and potential energy. The artist investigates fundamental notions of time, space and movement, in tandem with concepts from science and philosophy, as well as ancestral narratives from different cultures and archaic symbols.

His solo exhibitions include
Reminiscências, Galeria de Arte Maria de Lourdes Mendes de Almeida, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019); Volta, Galeria Arthur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011) e Dois, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA (2010). He has also participated in the group exhibitions Lugares do Delírio, MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2017); Calder e a Arte Brasileira, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); Maracanã, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014) Desejo da forma, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (2010) e 4 artists and I, Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland (2004).

Bevilacqua has works in important public collections, including FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil; MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; MAC-USP – Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.