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Maria Nepomuceno

Brazilian, b. 1976

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Maria Nepomuceno

Brazilian, b. 1976

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Maria Nepomuceno is a sculptor and installation artist whose labor-intensive practice is based upon traditional weaving techniques. Nepomuceno originally studied painting and drawing, and later explored interests in industrial design and philosophy. Using bright colored fibers, she makes soft forms that she then assembles into pieces in an additive process. Sometimes with the help of volunteer artists and artisans, Nepomuceno creates installations that fill rooms or extend beyond the exhibition space and into their surrounding landscapes. Certain forms recur in Nepomuceno’s work, including vessels, hammocks, beads, bulbs, and tubes. She considers the spiral to be a central image and unifying motif, in part because “It always makes the same movement but always into a new path.”

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
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Biography

Maria Nepomuceno is a sculptor and installation artist whose labor-intensive practice is based upon traditional weaving techniques. Nepomuceno originally studied painting and drawing, and later explored interests in industrial design and philosophy. Using bright colored fibers, she makes soft forms that she then assembles into pieces in an additive process. Sometimes with the help of volunteer artists and artisans, Nepomuceno creates installations that fill rooms or extend beyond the exhibition space and into their surrounding landscapes. Certain forms recur in Nepomuceno’s work, including vessels, hammocks, beads, bulbs, and tubes. She considers the spiral to be a central image and unifying motif, in part because “It always makes the same movement but always into a new path.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Sculpture Magazine
Articles Featuring Maria Nepomuceno
17 Contemporary Artists Reimagining the Still Life
Aug 7th, 2020
17 Contemporary Artists Reimagining the Still Life
Maria Nepomuceno on Being a Carioca Artist
Sep 8th, 2013
Maria Nepomuceno on Being a Carioca Artist
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