Felipe Cohen

Works

Felipe Cohen

Felipe Cohen’s artistic practice encompasses working with everyday objects, collages and videos, ultimately investigating the concept of volume in his works. His practice is located between ready-made and sculpture. The artist often merges long-lasting, strong materials such as stone, marble or wood together with fragile and ephemeral mediums like glass, paper, moving image. The intention is to create both a dialogue between the different materials and the conditions for one material to contaminate another. Contamination changes the properties of the material. Through minimum intervention, Cohen uncovers unforeseen relations which indicate the possibility of looking at the world in a different way.

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Born in 1976, lives and works in São Paulo (BR)

STUDIES

BA in Sculpture and Drawing

Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo (BR)

AWARDS

2016
illy SustainArt Award – ARCOmadrid (ES)

2016, 2013, 2012, 2010

PIPA Prize nominee

2007
Atos Visuais, Funarte, Brasília (BR)

2006
Fiat Mostra Brasil, São Paulo (BR)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

‘Broken Light’, Ivorypress, Madrid (ES)

2017

‘Luz Partida’, Galeria Cavalo, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

‘Ocidente’, Kubikgallery, Porto (PT)

2016

‘Ocidente’, Galeria Millan, São Paulo (BR)

2013

‘Lapso’, Galeria Millan, São Paulo (BR)

‘Poente’, Capela do Morumbi, São Paulo (BR)

2009

‘Vigília’, Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo (BR)

‘Colagens’, Galeria Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

2008

‘A gravidade e a graça’, Galeria Virgílio, São Paulo (BR)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

#iff2018, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto (BR)

‘Borderline Relation’, Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

2017

‘Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from The Museum of Modern Art São Paulo’, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix (USA)

‘Troposphere’, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing (CN)

2016

‘Geometria Afetiva’, SESC Bom Retiro, São Paulo (BR)

10th Mercosul Biennial ‘Messages from a New America’, Porto Alegre (BR)

2015

‘Ouro – um fio que costura a arte no Brasil’, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
‘On Another Scale’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (IT)
‘Imagine Brazil – Artists Books’, Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon (FR) / Al Riwaq Exhibitihion Space, Doha (QA)

2013

‘Imagine Brazil – Artists Books’, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (NO) 

2012

‘Economy of Means’, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona (USA)

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2011

’Estou aqui’, Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo (BR)

‘Os primeiros 10 anos’, Instituto Tomie Othake, São Paulo (BR)

‘Nova escultura brasileira’, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

‘Em torno da escultura’, Galeria Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

‘Ensaios de geopoéticas – além fronteiras’, 8ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (BR)

‘Colecionador de sonhos’, Instituto Figueredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto (BR)

‘Porque sim’, Galeria Millan, São Paulo (BR)

2010 

‘Realidades’, SESC/Pinheiros, São Paulo (BR)

‘Sempre à vista (Miragem)’, Galeria Mendes Wood, São Paulo (BR)

2009

‘Obsolêscencias’, Programa Rumos Artes Visuais 2008/2009, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (BR) 

‘Nouvelles de São Paulo’, L’École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts, Paris (FR)

Exhibitions