Virgilio Neves graduated from the School of Communications and Arts at USP. He became a specialist in Art History at FAAP in 2010 and completed his Masters in Art Theory at UNESP in 2019. He has extensive experience in the production and study of images. He was an art director for many years and since 1999 he has also been dedicated to his research in the visual arts, with a focus on drawing and painting. He participated in several individual and group shows in Brazil and in projects in London and Innsbruck, Austria. He is currently developing an extension of his research using Block Printing stamps as a tool, on paper and canvas. Part of these works were exhibited in his individual show "Unmatrix" at Smith Gallery (NZ), 2021.
Virgilio Neves/ Visual Artist
1984 - Graduated from the School of Communications and Arts/USP
2011 - Post Graduate in History of Art at FAAP
2019 - Master's Degree in Theoretical, Historical and Cultural Approaches to Art/ Unesp/IA/SP
Courses and Workshops
1985 - 4 Signatures: Van Gogh, Matisse, Paul Klee and Picasso/Prof Gilson Pedro/MASP/SP
1986/87 - Observation Drawing / Carlos Alberto Fajardo
1988 - Watercolor / Norberto Stori/ MAM-SP
1999 - Encaustic Course : Vera Martins MUBE/ SP/
1999 - Painting: Sérgio Romagnolo MUBE/ SP/
1999/2001 - Painting: Paulo Pasta MUBE/ SP/
2001 - Painting: Hidelbrando de Castro MUBE/ SP/
2002 - Drawing Course: Sandra Cinto/ FAAP/ SP
2014 - Stencil : Monica Nador/ Oswald de Andrade Cultural Institute.
2014 - "Hypnosis" Exhibition. Vila Nova Gallery. Curatorship: Bianca Boeckel.
2016 - "Volatilismos" Exhibition. Vila Nova Gallery. 12/05 to 22/06/16. Curatorship: Bianca Boeckel.
2017 - "Volatilismos in London: 4 Paintings by Virgilio Neves". K&M Chelsea, 515 Kings Road. London.
2021 - "Unmatrix" Exhibition. Smith Gallery. New Zealand. 02/08 to 10/09/2021. Curatorship: Anne Smith.
2002 - 1st Collective Exhibition of MUBE/ SP/ Curatorship: Ricardo Rezende
2003 - 2nd Collective Exhibition of MUBE/SP
2003 - Chapel Art Show/SP - Chapel School /SP
2004 - Chapel Art Show/SP - Chapel School /SP
2007 - 1st Collective Exhibition of the POP/SP Livraria and Gallery
2008 - Exhibition of Sketchbooks / Bookstore and POP/SP Gallery
2012 - Intimate Space/ Innsbruck/ Austria/ “Art Project for the Olympic Games/ 2012” by Georgia Creimer.
2014 - Collective Exhibition "Entreflores e Entre Linhas" / Vila Nova Gallery / Curated by Bianca Boeckel.
2014 - ARTE 117 Collective- Casa do Olhar Luiz Sacilloto/ Santo Andre/ Curatorship: Enock Sacramento.
2018 - 1st Unesp Painting Festival/Institute of Arts. Collective Show. March 12 to 22.
2018 - Exhibition "Per Se". Vila Nova Gallery - 06/27/2018. Curatorship: Bianca Boeckel
2018 - Collective Open Stúdio PO3TICAS 2018 - July 28
2019 - 2nd Unesp Painting Festival/Institute of Arts. from 9 to 03/16
2020 - Project "Artist speaks of artist"/ Bianca Boeckel Galeria. april 7th / Instagram
2020 - Exhibition "Art of Remembrance" / parallel to SP/Arte/ Bianca Boeckel Galeria/ from 24 to 30/11.
2021 - 2nd Arttere Art Exhibition "Iminence / Distance". Arttere Gallery. Curated by Diego Castro.
2004 - 1st Petit Format Salon/Space CP of Latin America/ SP - selected artist/ 05/31 to 06/04.
2017 - Exhibition of the PPG Art Research Journey/ Unesp/ 2nd International Edition
2017 - Viva Poetry VIII/ 8th Unesp Visual Poetry Exhibition/ 1st Place Prize for the whole work.
2020 - 25th Edition of the Visual Arts Salon of Vinhedo. Vinhedo. SP/Brazil - 09/28 to 10/25
2020 - 16th National Contemporary Art Salon of Guarulhos. Guarulhos. SP/Brazil - 12/06/2020 to 03/07/2021.
2021 - 1st International Show "Between Wolf and Dog" (UDESC). Florianópolis. SC/Brazil. 23/03 to 26/06
Collection and donations
2015 - Painting "Taurus" created for the collection "Tauromaquia" - Marcelo Torres/ RJ
2016 - Painting "Gaia" donated to the São Paulo Association of Art Critics/SP/Brazil
2005 - 1st Cow Parade /SP
2016 - Mostra Kasa/Office Lindenbergh/ Showroom by Érica D'Avila. From 05/05 to 05/08
2017 - Sierra Maison Exhibition/ Second Floor Project/ Newton Lima Architect. From April to May.
2018 - Casa Cor Itapema/ Santa Catarina. 06/06/ to 22/07
2018 - Casa Cor Florianópolis/ Santa Catarina. 10/14 to 11/25
2017 - 1st Place Award for the work as a whole. Viva Poetry VIII/ 8th Unesp Visual Poetry Fair
2002 - Catalog of the 1st Painting Exhibition/ MUBE/ 2002/ pg 61
2005 - The Cow Parade Book SP/ 2005/ pg 46
2012 - The IntimateSpace Book by Georgia Creimer/ 2012/ Schlebrugge Editor / Austria/ pgs 26, 31, 59
2014 - Art Catalog 117/ Paintings and Collages/ Casa do Olhar Luiz Sacilotto/ Santo André/ 2014/ pg 87
2016 - Virtual catalog of the APCA 2016 Auction with the work "Gaia".
2020 - Catalog of the 16th Guarulhos Art Salon with the work "A Onda".
Publications, videos and interviews
2014 - Interview about Mostra Hipnoses - Rádio Cultura - Program "Back to Home" - Alexandre Machado
2014 - Bamboo Magazine/homepage/ Livia Debanné/ 29/03/2014/ Exhibition "Hipnoses" : http://www.bamboonet.com.br/posts/virgilio-neves-chega-a-imagens-hipnoticas-em-sua-primeira-individual
2018 - Magazine Ahead n. 4, 2018 - p. 14. Submerged Shapes/ by Camila Balthazar.
2020 - Small documentary about the series Supernovas/directed by: Glaúcia Nogueira (Iandê - La Photographie Brésilienne à Paris)