Vanderlei Lopes

Born in Terra Boa - Paraná, 1973.  Lives and Works in São Paulo, Brazil.


Vanderlei's plastic research was based on sculpture and drawing, always seeking to work at the limits of materials, supports, means and concepts. After experimenting with performance, photography and video, drawing and sculpture found their way back into his work and reveal an extended meaning and that, now, have incorporated ideas and questions relating to new means of artistic expression.


Selected shows: Grilagem, solo show at MAM RJ, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (2014),  Realidades – Desenho Contemporâneo Brasileiro, SESC-SP (2011), curated by Nazareno; Nova Arte Nova, CCBB-RJ (2008), curated by Paulo Venancio; Novas Aquisições – Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand at the MAM, RJ; and his individual exhibitions at the Centro de Arte Mariantonia, SP (2004), and the Centro Cultural São Paulo (2003), for which he was awarded the Acquisition Prize. In 2009, he participated in the Mercosul Biennial, in Porto Alegre, curated by Leonora de Barros.