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Tonico Lemos

Antonio Carlos (Tonico) Lemos Auad was born in 1968, in Belém, Pará.

He has a degree in Urban Architecture, FAU/USP.

With a CAPES scholarship he obtained a Master’s degree at the Goldsmith University of London. He uses drawings, installations and photography to expose the daily experiences, most of the time unnoticed, for greater reflection and awareness. He lives and works in London. Recently he exhibited his artwork at a solo exhibition at Aspen Art Museum (Colorado).

His recent  exhibitions include the  traveling exhibition “The British Art Show 06”, 2005-2006, organized by  Hayward Gallery (London), “Trial Balloons/ Globos Sonda”, 2006, at MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Castilla y Leon), “Art Circus (Jumping from the Ordinary)”, 2005, at International Triennale of Contemporary Art (Yokohama), “Beck’s Futures”, 2004, at Institute of Contemporary Arts (London)/CCA (Glasgow), and “Adaptive Behavior”, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York).

The Folkestone Triennial, 2011, England. A solo exhibition at Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2011, São Paulo. “Textile Art and the Social Fabric”, 2009, Muhka, Antwerp.

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Sermão aos Peixes

The idea of the work was to change the religious content of the original piece, making it a little more "abstract" - something like a wave sculpture that references a sea landscape, quite characteristic of Brazil and Portugal; to bring out a unique piece of the collection, or little known by the public who knows the Bordallo production, besides tracing a relationship with the works of my personal artistic production.