ERNESTO NETO


ERNESTO NETO

Through his formal vocabulary, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (b. 1964) engages with the idea of social interaction. Neto has gained acclaim for his large experimental sculptures and installations that dramatically alter our surroundings, activating the senses and inviting viewer participation. The unconventional choice of materials, the simultaneity of internal and external structures, the contrast between the organic and the mechanical, and the qualities of sensuality and tactility, are all deeply inherent to the artist's practice. Neto’s installations draw on the lessons of minimalist sculpture, New Brazilian Objectivity of the 1960s and 70s, and anthropomorphic architecture, transporting the viewer from the hustle and bustle of everyday existence into immersive, multi-sensory environments where time seems to slow down. Constantly producing new formal and conceptual developments in his work, Neto describes his sculptures as living organisms that transgress all limitations.

‘This art appeals to all the senses, it is a holistic experience. Ernesto Neto’s sculptures (often they are sculptural landscapes rather than individually distinguished artifacts) seductively lead the eyes along their surface. Odors emanate: turmeric, cumin and other exotic spices stimulate the nose. Many of the works can, are even supposed to be touched [...]. Reception of the art is an active process. And Neto goes even further: he lets people penetrate into his works. “Naves” are what he calls the sculptural creations he has made since 1997, composed from membranes of stretched fabric that can be walked through, that can be physically conquered, that are supposed to be used.’

S. Preuss, ‘The universe behind the skin’, in Ernesto Neto: From Sebastian to Olivia, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2008

Image: animal nature, 2013, 25 mm corten steel, 216 x 348 x 216 cm.; 85 x 137 x 85 in., 1513 kg, edition 1 of 3, plus 1 AP. Photo: def image

Artist Talk

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1964

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


1984

Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro


1994–1996

Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro


1997

Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro


Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela

Daros Latin America, Zurich

Denver Art Museum

Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona

Fundació Televisa, México DF

Hara Museum, Tokyo

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporånea, Minas Gerais

Magasin 3, Stockholm

Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofiá, Madrid

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art, MOT, Tokyo

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Tate Gallery, London

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

The Monsoon Collection, London

Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Vienna

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Between Earth and Sky
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Niobe Xandó & Ernesto Neto
Gomide & Co, São Paolo

Ultimatum
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris


2021

...Bem comum
Lugar Comum, Salvador

SunForceOceanLife
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Mentre la vita ci respira – SoPolpoVit’EreticoLe
Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo


2020

Water Falls from my Breast to the Sky (permanent commission)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago 

Soplo [Blow]
Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, travelled from:
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires;
Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo (catalogue)


2019

Sopro [Blow]
Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, travelled to:
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires;
Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago

Children of the Earth
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles


2018

Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig

Ernesto Neto / One Day We Were All Fish and The Earth's Belly
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

GaiaMotherTree
Fondation Beyeler in the Zurich Main station, Zurich


2017

Water Falls from My Breast to the Sky (permanent installation)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Um dia todos fomos peixes
Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona

O Sagrado é Amor
Fortes d'Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo


2016

The Serpent’s Energy Gave Birth to Humanity
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
 

Ernesto Neto
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Rui Ni/Voices of the Forest
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg


2015

Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin
Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret
TBA 21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (catalogue)
 

The Jaguar and the Boa
Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (catalogue)

Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin ~ Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret
TBA 21 Contemporary, Vienna

2014

O protesto e a serpente
Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid

Haux Haux
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen (catalogue)

Gratitude
Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

The Body that Carries Me
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao


2013

Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires

Olhando o céu
Brazilian Embassy, Rome

Linha da vida
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

SESC Pompeia, São Paulo

notes, stones and dots
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2012

Fecundation, Loucura é parte da vida
Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo

O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGen
Estação Leopoldina, Rio de Janeiro

Não tenha medo do seu corpo
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Cuddle on the Tightrope
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

Slow iis goood
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York


2011

Ernesto's Tongue. Survey Exhibition 1987-2011
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, travelled to: 
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City

While Nothing Happens
MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome 


2010

Intimacy
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

The Edges of the World
Hayward Gallery, London

Navedenga
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York


2009

Variations
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Drill Hall
Nova Iorque, Eua

Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

A Culpa Civilizada
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes


2008

...Ai...ai...
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York 

1/3
Fondazione Volume!, Rome

While nothing happens
MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (catalogue)

Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid


2007

From Sebastian to Olivia
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

MIMOCA – Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego


2006

O Abraço do Tempo...Jazz (with Carlos Belvilacqua)
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

From What We Are Made, Made, Of Of
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

How to put it up, dulcieneia!
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

The Malmö Experience
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (catalogue)

Forum 57: Luisa Lambri / Ernesto Neto
CMOA - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

In / Out
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo

Leviathan Thot
35. Festival d’Automne, Panthéon, Paris (catalogue)


2005

There is Nothing Else to Be Seen but the World
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

Agora bolas
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Tractatus / Deuses
Sigmund-Freud-Museum, Vienna

O Corpo onde não há
34. Festival d’Automne, Chapelle Saint Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris

Domain de Kerguéhennec – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan


2004

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Four Artists and I
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte

Citoplasma e Organóides
Projeto Respiração, Fundação Eva Klabin, Rio de Janeiro

Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia


2003

The Silent Cliff: the gate, the house, the garden, the people
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Ernesto Neto / Rivane Neuenschwander
Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife

Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles


2002

Les blocs du plaisir
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Passing Time, Passing Space
Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus

Art Gallery of New South Wales, New South Wales

Directions
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (catalogue)

Genealogy of Life
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart (catalogue)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (catalogue)


2001

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Horizonte de eventos
Laura Marsiaj Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro (catalogue)

A paisagem do corpo / O corpo da paisagem
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (catalogue)

Matrix, 190: A maximum minimum time space between us and the Parsimonious Universe
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Only the amoebas are happy
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

O Casamento: Lili, Neto. Lito e os loucos
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janerio

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki


2000

Pensamentos Emocionais
Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (catalogue)

Accontec num fim de tarde
Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo

Sister Naves
Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Ohio

Ernesto Neto / Andy Goldsworthy
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe

Stella Nave
University Gallery, University of Essex, Colchester


1999

Nhó Nhó Nave
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue)

James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels


1998

poff, poff, poff
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Carrilo Gil, Mexico City


1997

Esculturas
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto

Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York

Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo

Fundação Cultural do Distrito Federal, Brasília

Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica


1996

Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid

Paço Imperial do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

Espacio 204, Caracas


1994

Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo (catalogue)


1993

Quase Desenhos
Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro


1992

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo


1991

Galeria de Arte do IBEU, Rio de Janeiro

Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo


1990

Galeria Millan, São Paulo

Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto, Rio de Janeiro


1989

Galeria Macunaíma, FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro


1988

Petit Galerie, Rio de Janeiro

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Remedios: Where new land might grow
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba

1,5 Grad
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Course of Works
Hangar Y, Meudon

Works from the Pinoteca Collection
Pinoteca Contemporânea, Sao Paulo

Transformations. Works from the Collection of La Mobilière
Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf


2022

Seiva
C. Galeria, Rio de Janeiro

Abundant Futures. Works from the TBA21 Collection
Centro Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía (C3A), Cordoba

The Art of Enchantment
MUZA the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

Afago
SESC Quitandinha, Petropolis

Ties that Bind
The Church, NY

Brasilidade Pós Modernismo
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Belo Horizonte

Subterranean
Amos Rex, Helsinki


2021

untitled (provisory)
Lugar comum, Salvador

Brasilidade Pós-Modernismo
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro

‘Adam, Eve and the Serpent’. Works from the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

Festival culturescapes
Verein Kloster Schönthal, Schönthal

The Wonderfulness of Memory
The Cukrarna Gallery, Ljublijana

Drôles de convergences
The Pushkin Museum, Moscow

Calder Now
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam

1981_2021_Arte Contemporânea Brasileira na coleção Andrea e José Olympio
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro

Habito/Habitante
EAV, Rio de Janeiro

Time-out. Of Breaks and Moments of Awakening
Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg

STILL ALIVE. Works from the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffman
Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, Dresden


2020

Bodyscapes
Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Return of the Real
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Songs in the Dark
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York


2019

Installationen aus 25 Jahren Sammlung Falckenberg
Deichtorhallen - Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

Happy
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

Moonlight
Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg

Desire: A Revision. From the 20th Century to the Digital Age
IMMA, Dublin

My Garden of Eden
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

Hilando ideas, tejiendo arte
Instituto Valencia de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia

The Corcoran Legacy Collection
University Katzen Museum of Art, Washington D.C.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

Past/Future/ Present: Brazilian Contemporary Art at MAM collection
Museo de Arte Moderna, São Paulo

Vai Vem
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo

Where We Now Stand – In Order to Map the Future
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


2018

Urban forest
Museum Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art of Sicily, Palermo

Suspension: A History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture (1918–2018)
Palais d’Iéna, Paris

Arte Para Sentir
Caixa Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo

Der Duft der Bilder – Werke der colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona
Kunst- und Kulturstiftung, Opelvillen Russelsheim

Spacemakers and roomshakers
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo

TISSAGE TRESSAGE - quand la sculpture défile
Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Featured Works
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami


2017

Sculpture, Painting and Video
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami

Drawing: The Beginning of Everything
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Enjoy. Art meets Amusement
Chiostro del Bramante, Rome

Floating Worlds 14th Lyon Biennale
Various locations, Lyon

Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Art from the Museum of Modern Art São Paulo
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

BIENALSUR: International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America
Various venues, South America

Histórias da Sexualidade
MASP, São Paulo

Um dia todos fomos peixes
Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona

Out of Sight! Art of the Senses
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Art and Space
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao

Specchio Paulo Reis
DIDAC, Santiago de Compostela

Vive Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale
Arsenale and Central Pavilion, Giardini, Venice

Sentido del Olfato
Galería Elvira González, Madrid

Cosmic spring. The garden of metamorphoses
Centre Pompidou-Metz



2016

Brasil, Beleza?!
museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague

Political Intent and Beyond Limits
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Generosity. The Art of Giving
National Gallery, Sternberg Pallace, Prague

Playground
Museu de Arte de São Paulo

ta.bu
Maison Pasticulier, Brussels


2015

Uma Coleção Particular

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo

Wie Raum wird
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen

Station to Station
Barbican, London

Made in Brasil
Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro

Possibilities of the Object. Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Belle Haleine - The scent of art
Museum Tinguely, Basel

Transfer Exercises: 9915 Collections
Centro de Arte, Alcobendas


2014

At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington

The Unfettered Gaze. The Rasch Brothers and their Influences on Modern Architecture
Marta Herford, Herford (catalogue)

Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, travelled to:
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, 2015

Beyond and Between
Leeum, Samsung Museum, Seoul

Simple Shapes
Centre Pompidou-Metz, Paris (catalogue)

do it Moscow
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Fruits of Passion: Collection from the Musée national d´art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe

The Five Senses
Scottdale Museum of Contemporary Art


2013

Permission To Be Global: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, travelled to:
MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (catalogue)

REMEMBER  EVERYTHING 
40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Encuentros / Tensiones. Arte latinoamericano contemporáneo
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Brasiliana. Installationen von 1965 bis heute
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main (catalogue)

Antigravity
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota

Sobre Papel / On Paper
Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres (catalogue)

El Arte del Presente. Colección Helga de Alvear
Centrocentro, Madrid

Spun. Adventures in Textiles. Material World
Denver Art Museum

Travessias 2
Arte Contemporanea na Mare, Rio de Janeiro

Shelter And Land: Art and Society in Brazil
MAR - Museo de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro

The insides are on the outside
Casa de Vidro by Lina Bo Bardi, São Paulo

Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah


2012

Arte e sociedade no Brasil
MAR - Museu d Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro

Food
Musée Ariana, Geneva

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, travelled from:
ZKM, Karlsruhe

1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi

Sculptures
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

Open Spaces / Secret Places
Museum der Moderne, Mönchsberg, Salzburg (catalogue)

Fruits of Passion
Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art
The Stenersen Museum, Oslo (catalogue)

SAMMEN / TOGETHER
Trondheim Kunstmuseum

Von Sinnen
Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel (catalogue)

Play With Me. Interactive Installations
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach

Wide Open School
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London

Es gibt... / There is...
b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur (catalogue)

11 Oncena Bienal de la Habana, Cuba

Abwehr. Überlebensstrategien in Natur, Wirtschaft, Politik und Alltag
Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon

Art Foundation Mallorca Collection. Special Edition
CCA, Andratx/Mallorca

El Panal / The Hive 
Trienal Poli / Gráfica de San Juan, Puerto Rico

Matters of Fact
Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson

SuperBodies
3rd Hasselt Triennial, Hasselt

Foreign Excursions
McKee Gallery, New York


2011

A Rua (The Street)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp, Antwerp

Kunst-Stoff. Textilien in der Kunst seit 1960
Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe

Ordem e progresso
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo

Pandemonium
Göteborg International Biennial Of Contemporary Art

Spaceship Earth
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun

Biomorph! Hans Arp im Dialog mit aktuellen Künstlerpositionen
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen

Vestígios de Brasilidade
Santander Cultural, Recife

Private / Corporate VI
Daimler Art Collection, Berlin


2010

Art Foundation Mallorca
Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx/Mallorca

Cosmopolitan Routes: Houston Collects Latin American Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Passages. Travels in Hyperspace
LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijon

29th Biennale São Paulo, São Paulo

The New Décor
Hayward Gallery, London, travelled to:
The Garage, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

Capturing Dimensions
Art Forum Ute Barth, Zurich

Communication Networks
City Art Museum, Ljubljana

connect:
A Gentil Carioca
ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin

Die 60s in Brasilien
Kunsthalle Wien


2009

AFTER UTOPIA - a view on Brazilian contemporary art
Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato

Sector plen air
art forum berlin 2009, Berlin

ANABASIS. RITUALS OF HOMECOMING
Ludwik Grohman Villa, Lodz

Don't stare at the sun
Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun

Brazil Contemporary - Contemporary art, architecture and visual culture
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Silent Writings
Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris

Violence
Haifa Museum of Art


2008

When Lives Become Form
MOT Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 

Held together with Water
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul 

Life? Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture
Kunsthaus Graz 

PRIVATE PASSIONS, PUBLIC VISIONS
MARCO, Vigo

Poetica da Percepcao
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

Call it what you like!
Art Centre Silkeborg Bad

autoreverse
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Sammlung als Aleph – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Kunsthaus Graz (catalogue)

Psycho Buildings
Hayward Gallery, London

The implications of the image
Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City


2007

Latin American Art in the Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Sintra

Space for your Future
MOT Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

To Be Continued...
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

Melting Point
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

Don’t Look
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

Acting in Utopia
Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz

The Hours: Visual Art of Contemporary Latinamerica
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (catalogue)

Reverence
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill

Held together with water
MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Vienna (catalogue)


2006

Coleção MAMAN
Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife

Surprise Surprise
ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Carbonic Anhydride
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Seduções. Valeska Soares, Ernesto Neto, Cildo Meireles
Daros Exhibitions, Löwenbräu-Areal, Zurich

The Grand Promenade
National Museum of Contemporary Art of Athens, Athens

Chers amis
Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan

Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture
Barbican Art Gallery, London; Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (catalogue)

Sublime Embrace: Experiencing Consciousness in Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of Hamilton

3. Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata-ken

reverence
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill

Choque Cultural na Fortes Vilaça - Fortes Vilaça na Choque Cultural
Galeria Fortes Vilaça / Choque Cultural, São Paulo

Abrigo poético: Diálogos com Ligia Clark
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro


2005

Troca Brasil
The Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland

The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America   
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

150 Works of Art
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

Tropicália: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (catalogue)

Contained
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Drawing from the Modern: 1975–2005
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (catalogue)

Collecció Fundació La Caixa: 20 Years with Contemporary Art. New Acquisitions
Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona

Deseos Fluidos: Brazilian and Cubans Perspectives between Reality and Fantasy
TB A21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

5th Bienal de Arte do Mercosul, Porto Alegre

Extreme Abstraction
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Educação, Olha!
A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro

A Imagem do Som de Dorival Caymmi
Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro

Fairy Tales Forever
AROS - Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (catalogue)

J’en rêve
Fondation Cartier, Paris

Bresil = Foot Art
Galerie 1900–2000, Paris

Desenhos: A – Z / Drawings A – Z
Colecção Maderia Corporate Services, Porta 33, Funchal

20 Desarreglos: Panorama del Arte Brasileira
Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo 


2004

The Snow Show
Kemi / Rovaniemi, Lapland

Brasil: Body Nostalgia
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Perception of Space
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville (catalogue)

Everything is connected he, he, he
Astrup Fearnley – Museum for Modern Art, Oslo

Polyphony: Emerging Resonances
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

The Real Royal Trip
Patio Herreriano Valladolid – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid

Bazar de Verão
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

A New Modernism for a New Millenium: Abstraction and Surrealism are Reinvented in the Internet Age
The Logan Collection, Vail (catalogue)

A Contemporary Woman: Disorientation of Beauty
De Pont - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg (as part of the manifestation Lustwarande 04)

Perspectives@25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston
The Brown Foundation Gallery, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue)

Bedford Gallery Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structures
Boise Art Museum, Boise (catalogue)


2003

A Nova Geometria
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Nouvelle Présentation des Collections Contemporaines du Musée National d'Art Moderne
Centre Pompidou, Paris

A Simple Plan
James Cohan Gallery, New York

Dreams and Conflicts: Dictatorship of the Viewer
50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Imagination: On Perception in Art
Steirischer Herbst, Kunsthaus Graz

The Real Royal Trip
P.S.1 – Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City

From Dust to Dusk: Art between light and dirt
Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen

Pulse: Art, Healing, and Transformation
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston (catalogue)

Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structures
International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen;
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago;
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University (catalogue)


2002

Shape
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Forever
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

poT
2nd Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool

Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

Matéria Prima, Novo Museu, Curitiba

Sleeping, Dreaming, Awakening
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba (catalogue)

Caminhos do Contemporâneo
Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro

Retalhar 2002
Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo

The Drawing Center’s 25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition Lottery
The Drawing Center, New York

Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable Structures
Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Helmond;
AXA Gallery, New York;
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (catalogue)

The Inside is the Outside
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

Skin, Soul
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro

Archivo Pons Artxiboa
Koldo Mitxelena Kulturnuea, Donostia–San–Sebastian

Insieme / Together
Museo Nazionale di Archittetura, Ferrara


2001

Plateau of Humankind
49th Biennale di Venezia, Venice (catalogue)

Space-Jack
Yokohama Museum Art Gallery, Tokyo

Vantage Point
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (catalogue)

Surface
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

El Final Del Eclipse
Fundación Telefónica, Madrid;
Palacio de Los Condes de Gabia, Salas Caja General e Instituto de América, Granada;
Museo de Arte Extremeño e Iberoamericano, Badajoz

Espelho Cego
Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro

TRANS>editions
Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles

The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue)

Before Reflection Begins
List Art Center, Brown University, Providence

Bodyspace
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

Brazil: Body and Soul
Guggenheim Museum, New York; Guggenheim Bilbao (catalogue)

Short Stories
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
 

2000

Charles Long / Ernesto Neto / Siobhan Hapaska
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (catalogue)

OO
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

University Gallery, University of Essex, Essex (catalogue)

La Répétition: La Tête dans les Nuages
Villa Arson Nice – Le Centre d’Art, Nice

Sense and Sensuality: Body and Soul in Pictures
Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

The Invisible Touch
Kunstraum Innsbruck

Investigações: O trabalho do artista
Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo

Brasil 500 Anos
Artes Visuais, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo

Carnegie International 1999/2000
CMOA - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Trace
1st Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool

Desde el Cuerpo
Fundación Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas

Os 90
Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro

SKIN
Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan


1999

Raumkörper: Netze und andere Gebilde
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (catalogue)

Amnesia
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati;
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá

The Best of Season
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield

Zero G: When Gravity Becomes Form
Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford

La Metamorfisis de las Manos
Irma Aresstizabal, Mar Del Plata

A Vuelta com los Sentidos
Casa de America, Madrid

Wonderland
Saint Louis Museum, Saint Louis (catalogue)

Drawings
Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York

Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990–99
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston

Versiones del Sur
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid


1998

Arte Contemporãnea Brasileira no Núcleo Histórico
24th Bienal de São Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo (catalogue)

11th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

Camargo Vilaça Bis 46
Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo

Poéticas da Cor
Centro Cultural da Light, Rio de Janeiro

Puntos Cardinales
Fundación Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas

Amnesia
Track 16 Gallery;
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Corpos em Trânsito
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto

Contemporânea
Fundación Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas


1997

Loose Threads
Serpentine Gallery, London

Bienal del Barrio
Fundación Museo Alejandro Otero, Carácas

Material Immaterial
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Así Está la Cosa: Arte objeto y instalación de Iberoamerica
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, México City

Best of the Season: Selected Works from 1996–97
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield

Die anderen Modernen
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Sueños Concretos
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota

Novas Aquisições
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro


1996

Transformal
Wiener Secession, Vienna

Defining the Nineties: Consensus-making in New York, Miami and Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

Sin Fronteras / Arte Latinoamericano Actual
Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas

Pequenas Mãos
Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro

Centro Cultural Alumni, São Paulo

Transparências
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

Escultura Plural
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador

Summer Show
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York


1995

The Drawing Center, New York

The Education of the Five Senses, White Columns, Nova Iorque Anos Oitenta: O Palco da Diversidade
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

Country Code
Bravin Post Lee Gallery, New York

The Five Senses
White Columns, New York

Entre o Desenho e a Escultura
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo

Libertaris Libertinos
Palácio Gustavo Capanema, Rio de Janeiro

1st Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju

Mostra da Gravura
Solar do Barão, Curitiba

Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo


1994

Escultura Carioca
Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro Espaço Namour, São Paulo A

Espessura do Signo
Carmeliter Kloster, Frankfurt/Main


1993

Brasil Hoy
Galeria Valenzuela & Klenner, Bogotá Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo


1992

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo 


1991

Brasil, la Nueva Generación
Fundación Museu Bellas Artes de Carácas, Carácas

Panorama da Arte Brasileira Atual
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo Centro Cultural São Paulo

Formas Tridimensionais: a questão orgânica
Museu Municipal de Arte, Curitiba 6th Salão Paulista de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo


1990

Prêmio Brasília de Artes Plásticas
Museu de Arte de Brasília, Brasilia


1989

11th Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Rio de Janeiro A

Ordem Desfeita

110 Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro

O Pequeno Infinito e o Grande Circunscrito
Galeria Arco, São Paulo


1988

EAV-Processo n°738.765-2
IBAC – Brazilian Institut of Art and Culture, Rio de Janeiro

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs

Sternberg Press (Ed.): Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin: Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret, Berlin, 2016

Walther König / Kunsthalle Krems: Ernesto Neto, Cologne, 2015

Kornhoff, Oliver & Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck (Ed.): Ernesto Neto. Haux Haux, Remagen, 2014

Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo (Ed.): Madness is part of Life, ernesto neto, Tokyo, 2013


Nasher Sculpture Center (Ed.): Cuddle on the Tightrope, Dallas, 2012


Center for Contemporary Art Cincinnati (Ed.): Ernesto Neto, Ostfildern, 2012 


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO (Ed.): La lengua de Ernesto. Retrospectiva 1987–2011, Monterrey, 2011


Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst (Ed.): Ernesto Neto, Intimacy, Oslo, 2011


Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim (Ed.): When people stop, the world turns, Rio de Janeiro, 2010


Hayward Gallery Publishing (Ed.): Ernesto Neto. The Edges of the World, London, 2010


Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (Ed.): Ernesto Neto. Dengo Bala, São Paulo, 2010


Park Avenue Armory, Gregory A. miller & Co (Ed.): Ernest Neto, anthropodino, New York, 2010


Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes / Fage (Ed.): Ernesto Neto: a culpa civilizada, Lyon, 2009


MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea: Ernesto Neto 4, Milan, 2008


Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art/ The MIMOCA Foundation: Ernesto Neto, Kagawa, 2007


Galerie Max Hetzler, Holzwarth Publications (Ed.): Ernesto Neto. From Sebastian to Olivia, Berlin, 2008


Editions du Regard / Festival d’Automne: Ernesto Neto, Leviathan Thot, Paris, 2006


Malmö Konsthal (Ed.): The Malmö Experience, Malmö, 2006


Kunsthalle Basel / Schwabe & Co. / Peter Pakesch (Ed.): Ernesto Neto, Basel, 2002


Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Ed.): Ernesto Neto, Washington D.C., 2002


Cecilia Pereira (Ed.): Ernesto Neto. O corpo, nu tempo, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, 2002


Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (Ed.): Ernesto Neto. Genealogy of Life, Stuttgart, 2002


Aarhus Kunstbygning (Ed.): Ernesto Neto. Passing Time, Passing Space, Aarhus, 2002


Others

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Ed.): Permission to Be Global. Latin American Art, Boston, 2014

Galerie Max Hetzler (Ed.): REMEMBER  EVERYTHING : 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, 2014

Hans Werrner Holzwarth (Ed.): Art Now Vol 4, Cologne, 2013

Schirn Kunsthalle (Ed.): Brasiliana. Installationen von 1965 bis heute, Cologne, 2013

Fundación Helga de Alvear (Ed.): Sobre Papel. On Paper, Cáceres, 2013

Selena Wendt (Ed.): The Storytellers. Narratives in Internationale Contemporary Art, Milan, 2013

Gabriele Schor (Ed.): Open Spaces. Secret Places, Cologne, 2012

Anette Hüsch (Ed.): Von Sinnen, Bielefeld, 2012

b-50 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum: Es gibt.../ There is..., Bielefeld, 2011

Black Dog Publishing / Schwartzman, Madeline: Seeing Yourself Sensing, London, 2011

Hayward Gallery Publishing / Ralph Rugoff (Ed.): The New Décor, Southbank Centre, London, 2010

Adriano Pedrosa; Rodrigo Moura (Ed.): Inhotim, Câmara Brasileira do Livro, Brasil, 2008

Bonham-Carter, Charlotte & David Hodge (Eds.): The Contemporary Art Book, Goodman/Carlton Publishing Group, London, 2009

Hayward Gallery Publishing (Ed.): Pyscho Buildings: Artists Take on Architecture, The Hayward, London, 2008

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Ed.): Melting Point: Jim Lambie, Shibuya Kiyomichi, Ernesto Neto, Tokyo, 2007

Hatje-Cantz Verlag / Gabriele Schor (Eds.): Held Together with Water: Kunst aus der Sammlung Verbund, Ostfildern, 2007

Rosa Olivares (Ed.): 100 Latin American Artists, Madrid, 2007

Daros-Latinamerica AG, Zurich (Ed.): Seduções. Valeska Soares, Coldo Meireles, Ernesto Neto, Ostfildern, 2006
  
Galerie Max Hetzler (Ed.): Carbonic Anhydride, Berlin, 2006

ICA – Institute for Contemporary Arts (Ed.): Surprise, Surprise, London, 2006

Jordan Kantor: Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, 2005

AROS - Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Ed.): Fairy Tales Forever. Homage to H.C. Andersen, Aarhus, 2005

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Ed.): Perspectives@25. A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Houston, 2004

Kent Logan; Dean Sobel: A New Modernism for a New Millenium. Abstraction and Surrealism are reinvented in the Internet Age, The Logan Collection, Vail, 2004

Jessica Morgan: Pulse. Art, Healing and Transformation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, 2003

Francesco Bonami, Maria Luisa Frisa (Ed.): Dreams and Conflicts. The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th Biennale di Venezia, Milan, 2003

Sumi Hayashi: Sleeping. Dreaming. Awakening, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Kawamura, 2002

Uta Grosenick, Burkhard Riemschneider (Ed.): Art Now. 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millenium, Cologne, 2002

Barbara Clausen; Carin Kuoni: Thin Skin. The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structures, New York, 2002

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Ed.): The Inward Eye. Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Houston, 2001

Edward J. Sullivan (Ed.): Brazil. Body and Soul, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2001

Peter Weiermair (Ed.): Em busca da identitade. Auf der Suche nach Identität. Aktuelle Kunst aus Brasilien, Kraichtal / Salzburg / Bologna, 2000

Rochelle Steiner: Wonderland, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, 2000

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Ed.): Nhó Nhó Nave, Houston, 2000

Kunsthalle Basel (Ed.): Raumkörper. Netze und andere Gebilde, Basel, 2000
 

Videos


Publications


REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45.00

Ernesto Neto: From Sebastian to Olivia

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2008
With letters written by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith, Dobrila Denegri, Franck Leibovici, Giovanna Zapperi, Hiromi Kitazawa, Tania Rivera and an essay by Sebastian Preuss

€ 45.00

Carbonic Anhydride

Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, Shannon Bool, André Butzer, Terry Haggerty, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Ulrich Lamsfuß, Won Ju Lim, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Sarah Morris, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Yves Oppenheim, Thomas Struth, Kara Walker

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2006

€ 35.00

Selected Press


Whitewall July 2023

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The Art Newspaper November 2022

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Art Basel October 2020

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Arterritory May 2020

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hyperallergic February 2020

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The Art Newspaper March 2019

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Collectors Agenda July 2018

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OPUS Kunstmagazin February 2015

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The Wall Street Journal February 2014

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Tagesspiegel February 2013

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Weltkunst December 2012

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Art in America May 2009

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Berliner Zeitung October 2007

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