Adriano Amaral

Adriano Amaral (b. 1982) is a Brazilian artist that lives and works between the Netherlands and Brazil. Amaralʼs work serves as an examination of the nature of “things” in the world; their substance, value, materiality and mutability. Blurring the boundaries between object and space, composition and dispersion, painting and sculpture, Amaral creates site-specific installations, responding to the spatial and architectural elements of the exhibition space. His alchemical sculptural installations forge inhuman worlds from ordinary objects. Working with sporting equipment, soil, silicone, spirulina and an assortment of other materials, Amaral creates mutant assemblages in which the gallery space is transformed into a living environment.

Amaral holds a BA from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (2006) and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (2014).

Solo exhibitions include ‘Prole’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2023); ‘Inner Pond’, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo (2022); ‘Adriano Amaral’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2020); ‘new work’, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2020); ‘Condo’, Rodeo Gallery, London (2019); ‘Delirium Tremens’, GRIMM Gallery, New York (2018); ‘Rurais’, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo (2017); ‘Skinny Goat’, Múrias Centeno, Lisbon (2017); ‘Alloy Alloy’, Vleeshal Zusterstraat, Middelburg (2017); ‘Alloy Alloy’, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (2016); ‘Fixed Action Pattern’, Spazio A, Pistoia (2016); ‘Potlatch’, De Atelier, Amsterdam (2016); ‘Adriano Amaral’, Año 35, Tabacalera, Madrid (2016); ‘Trays For Flotation’, Mendeswood dm, São Paulo (2015); ‘Never From Concentrate’, Múrias Centeno, Porto (2015); ‘Soft Matter’, Space in Between, London (2014).

Amaral’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Brussels (2023); Casa Gabriel, São Paulo (2023); Cloud Seven, Brussels (2023); Instituto Artium, São Paulo (2023); Olhão, São Paulo (2021); Mudam, Luxembourg (2020); Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo (2019); Tick Tack, Antwerpen (2019); UCCLA, Lisbon (2019); V.O Curations, London (2019); Grimm Gallery, Brussels (2018); Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2017); Galerie Eva Meyer, Paris (2017); Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo (2017); Sixty Eight Art Institute, Copenhagen (2016);, Modern Art Museum, Moscow (2016); Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague (2016); Observatório, São Paulo (2015); Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2015); Tenderpixel, London (2015); Cristina Gerra, Lisbon (2015); f2, Madrid (2015); De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2014); Spazio A, Pistoia (2014); Coletor, São Paulo (2014); Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); Athena Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro (2014); Marília Razuk, São Paulo (2013); White Cube, London (2013).

Amaral was artist in residence at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2014-2016) and won the Kenneth Armitage Young Sculpture Prize (2014). His works are held in the collections of MUDAM, Luxembourg; ABN Amro, Amsterdam.

Adriano Amaral is represented by Múrias Centeno Gallery and Jaqueline Martins.

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