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Virgilio Neves is a visual artist, lives and works in São Paulo. He holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and Arts (USP) and a master's degree in Art Theory (UNESP). His research in drawing, painting and photography seeks concepts in objects and phenomena that can express possible visualities for the volatility and impermanence of things in contemporary life. He has participated in several individual and group exhibitions in Brazil and in projects in London and Innsbruck. His most recent shows include a solo show at Smith Galeria (2021) and important art institutions such as the 16th Salão de Arte Contemporânea de Guarulhos (2020), the 25th Salão de Artes de Vinhedo (2020) and the 19th Território da Arte de  Araraquara (2022).

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Virgilio Neves/ Visual Artist

 

1984 - Graduated from the School of Communications and Arts/USP

2011 - Post Graduate in History of Art at FAAP/SP

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.

2022 - Artistic Processes/ Orientation with Vilmar and Bianca Madruga. EixoArte Platform

 

Individual Shows

 

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.

 

Collective exhibitions

 

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 -  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.

2022 - Collective Exhibition Eixo Arte 2022/ Niteroi/RJ. EixoArte platform. From February to May.

2022 - Collective Collage Exhibition/ Arttere Art Online platform/ september

2022 - Collective  Exhibition/ Human Body Drawing/ Arttere Art Online platform/ november

2022 - Body, gesture, and memory. Reserva Cultural Gallery/ Eixo Arte - Curators: Vilmar Madruga and Bianca Madruga/ Niterói/RJ

 

Salons

​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

2022 - 19th Araraquara Art Territory. Araraquara/SP. From May 8th to June 5th​

 

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

 

Other shows

 

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

 

Awards ​

2017 - 1st Place Award for the work as a whole. Viva Poetry VIII/ 8th Unesp Visual Poetry Fair ​

 

Catalogs

 

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 25th Vinhedo Art Salon with the painting "A Onda".

2022 - Catalog of the 19º Araraquara Art Territory with the painting " Um certo lugar nenhum"

 

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)