Nuno Ramos

São Paulo, Brazil, 1960




Nuno Ramos is recognized as a visual artist, composer, playwright, author and essayist. Since the 1990s, his works have dealt with the tense overlap between heterogeneous materials and a field of conceptual elaboration characterized by its proximity to the verbal arts. Such relationships can occur in the friction between thick layers of paint and paraffin, or between glass and words, in works that highlight the physical dimensions of semantic processes. His recent projects mark the development of a theatrical language, with plays, performances and installations that stage aspects of contemporary collective experience, linking spatial solutions to the discursive contestation of pressing political issues.

Among his recent solo exhibitions are
A Extinção É Para Sempre, SESC, São Paulo Brasil (2021); Brujas, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil (2021); Pinacoteca: Acervo, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Blazing Sun, Kogan Amaro Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland (2019) e O Direito à Preguiça, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2016). He also took part in the group shows 1981–2021 Arte Contemporânea Brasileira na Coleção Andrea e José Olympio Pereira, CCBB – Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2021) 2020 Ratos e Urubus, CCSP – Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Perdona que no te crea, Carpintaria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019) and Oito Décadas de Abstração Informal, MAM – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2018). 

Ramos has works in important public collections, such as Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; Jewish Museum, New York, USA; MAC USP – Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany; Tate Modern, London, UK; The Bohen Foundation, USA; The Deutsch Bank Collection, Germany; Thyssen-Bornemisza, Austria; University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art, UK and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.