ERNESTO NETO

16 May - 28 June 2008

Ernesto Neto was born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro where he currently lives and works. He has had numerous international museum solo exhibitions including Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; Museum of Modern Art, NY (project); Aarhus, Aaros, Denmark; Kolnischer Kunstverein; Kunsthalle Basel; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; among many others. His recent shows include: Leviathan Thot, 35th Festival d’Automne, Panthéon, Paris, 2006 (solo); Daros-Latinamerica, Zurich, 2006 (group); Surprise Surprise, ICA, London, 2006 (group); Tropicalia, Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago; 2006 (group), traveling to Centro Cultural Belem, Lisbon, and Bronx Museum, New York; Forum 57: Luisa Lambri and Ernesto Neto, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2006 (group); Ernesto Neto-The Malmö Experience, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, 2005 (solo); among others.

 

Ernesto Neto’s most recent work addresses culture and experience from the cellular level to the mythic, from the micro to the macrocosmic.  Using a formal vocabulary that draws from the natural world, Neto collapses the distinction between architecture and biology, making the viewer aware that the natural world should not be thought of in contrast to human creation and social interaction.  The exhibition also explores our perception of color and space, as nothing remains fixed or static in Neto’s work, but rather, everything reacts; to the laws of physics, to the properties of other elements; or to the actions of the visitor.