GATamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj
Tamar Guimarães (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Kasper Akhøj (b. 1976, Copenhagen), based in Copenhagen, both together and separately create work that involves research, appropriation and reconfiguration, borrowing tools from sociologists, historians and ethnographers. Situated in the realm of conceptual storytelling, they explore objects, situations and residual histories of art, design, architecture and the institutions that present them, at times re-staging past events in order to examine the conditions of the present.
Collaborative exhibitions: 31st São Paulo Biennial; Future Scenarios with an Open End, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Les Rencontres Internationales, Film Festival, Paris and Berlin, 2014; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennial International Exhibition, Venice, Captain Gervasio’s Family, screening and talk at South London Gallery; Sharjah Biennial 11, 2013; The Last Days of Watteau, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo; Jeu de Paume Satellite, Paris, 2012.
Recent solo exhibitions include: L’au-Delà (Des Norms et Des Choses), Jeu de Paume Satellite at Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne; The Afterlife (of Names and Things), Århus Kunstbygning, Århus, 2012; The Work of the Spirit (Parade), Gasworks, London, 2011; A Man Called Love, Artspace Sydney, 2010; A Man Called Love, IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2009.
Recent group exhibitions include: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Guggenheim Museum, New York; ICA@50, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; The Insides are on the Outside, Lina Bo Bardi’s house and SESC, São Paulo; Better Homes, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York; Sin razón aparente, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, 2013; The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista, CAC Synagogue de Delme, 2012; 29th São Paulo Biennial; The Watchers, the Liars, the Dreamers, FRAC Île-de-France / Le Plateau, Paris; 2010; 31st Panorama of Brazilian Art, Mamoyguara Opá Namó Pupé, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 2009; 7th Gwangju Biennial; 3rd Guanghzhou Triennial, 2008.
Recent solo exhibitions include: After the Fair, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels; Welcome (TO THE TEKNIVAL), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Ellen de Bruijne Projects/Dolores, Amsterdam; Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, 2010; Experiments In Levitation, Ritter & Staiff, Frankfurt am Main, 2006.
Recent group exhibitions include: Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier in Rio: A Transatlantic Affair, MAR Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, 2014; Host and Guest, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Abstract Myths, NEST Contemporary Art Center, The Hague; Performance Slide Lecture, Sunday Performance Series MoMA PS1, New York; SPATIUM, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Inside and out, KIM? Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, 2012; Everything Must Go, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York; Hosted by, MAP-Martin Ambach Projechte, Düsseldorf; Do You Remember the Future?, Etagi, St. Petersburg; Exposition Internationale… Meessendeclercq, 2011; Performance Slide Lecture, Teatro Arena, 29th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, 2010; ISCP, New York; Abstract Derive, Ludlow 38 / Goethe Institute NY, New York, 2010; 28th São Paulo Biennial; 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, 2008.