Cildo Meireles
Brazilian, born 1948
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation,
Tate Modern
2015
International Pop,
Dallas Museum of Art
IMAGINE BRAZIL,
DHC/ART

One of the younger members of Brazil’s neo-concrete movement, Cildo Mereiles is a vanguard of conceptual art in his home country, whose influence resonates worldwide. The subject of many museum surveys and a participant in several editions of the Venice Biennale, Mereiles’s work spans various media, questioning modes of perception and examining the viewer’s involvement in the production of artworks. “My work always searches for some kind of communion with this indefinable broad entity called the public,” the artist has said. Although he often deals with sensorial perception, Mereiles is also interested in heightening awareness of social structures. For Insertion into Ideological Circuits 2: Banknote Project (1970), created for the landmark Information exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mereiles printed politically subversive messages on notes of U.S. and Brazilian …

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