Barrão (Rio de Janeiro, 1959), sculptor and multimedia artist, began his artistic career with Grupo Seis Mãos, 1983-1991, with Ricardo Basbaum and Alexandre Dacosta. The group develops activities with video, live paintings, musical shows and performances, promoting as well the project Improviso de Pintura e Música in streets, public squares, schools, etc.

In 1983, Barrão participates the exhibitions “Arte na rua I” and “Pintura! Pintura!”, both in Rio de Janeiro. In 1984, he hold his first solo exhibition “Televisões”, at Galeria Contemporânea, and hold a collective exhibition “Como vai você, geração 80?”, at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro.

In 1990, he was awarded with the Prêmio Brasília de Artes Plásticas, at the Museu de Arte de Brasília. He and Sandra Kogut directed the video A G. Profunda.

In 1992 he held a solo exhibition at Galeria Camargo Vilaça. In 2010, he participated in the project Próximo Futuro, at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, in Portugal.

In 1995 he created, in a partnership with the artist Luiz Zerbini together with the video and cinema editor Sérgio Mekler, the group Chelpa Ferro, which works with sculpture, technological installations and electronic music.

In 2012, he exhibits at the Galeria Fortes Vilaça, in São Paulo, and at the Aldrich Museum, in the United States.

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Terrina Noé

Under Barrão’s poetic continuity of objects’ ownership, disconnecting them from their original contexts and uses, giving them a new sense, is presented Terrina Noé. A naturalistic composition, using Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro’s ceramic universe as a starting point but, this time, Barrão did not limited himself to the reuse of the remains already produced and finished during the productive procedure, but rather intervenes in the ceramic process. The game of fitting and accumulation starts right away in the contact with the plastic materials and ceramic moulds, also using Bordallo’s colour palette.