documenta X - home June 21 - September 28, 1997
Tunga - Biography
Tunga Antonio José de Barros de Carvalho e Mello Mourão
Lives in Rio de Janeiro.
1952 Born in Palmares, Pernambuco/Brazil.
1974 Studies in architecture at the Universidade Santa Úrsula, Rio de Janeiro.
Personal Exhibitions (PE) / Group Exhibitions
1973 Instituto de Arte de la Universidad Católica del Valparaíso, Chile. Zeichnungen
1974 Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Drawings (folder) - PE

Galeria Intercontinental, Rio de Janeiro. Drawings

1975 Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Installation (catalogue) - PE

Panorama da Arte Atual. Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo. Drawings

1976 Galeria de Arte Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Installation (catalogue) - PE
1977 National Gallery of Ottawa, Canada
1979 Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. Installation (folder) - PE

Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea, João Pessoa, Brazil. Curator: Paulo Sergio Duarte. Installation (folder) - PE

1980 Camere Incantate, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy. Installation (catalogue) - PE

Espaço ABC (Arte Brasileira Contemporânea), Rio de Janeiro. Curator: Paulo Sergio Duarte. Skulpturen (catalogue) - PE

1981 Gabinete de Arte Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo. Sculptures (catalogue) - PE

16th International Biennial of São Paulo. Curator: Walter Zanini. Installation (catalogue)

1982 41th Venice Biennial. Brazilian pavilion, with Sergio Camargo. Sculptures (catalogue and folder)

Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. Installation (catalogue) - PE

Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Drawings and sculptures (catalogue)

1983 Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro. Curator: Everardo Miranda. Installation - 3000 m3

Coleção SULAMERICA Seguros, Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro. Installation and sculptures

1984 GB Arte, Rio de Janeiro. Sculptures (folder)

1. Salão de Arte da Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil. Sculptures (folder)

Arte Brasileira Atual: 1984, Galeria de Arte UFF, Niterói, Brazil. Sculptures (folder) - PE

1985 Escultura 85, Museo Ambiental de Caracas, Venezuela. Curator: Cristina Arria. Sculptures

Homenagem a Maria Leontina, Petite Galerie, Rio de Janeiro. Sculptures

Transvanguarda e Cultura, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Curator: Achille Bonito Oliva. Sculptures and paintings

Gabinete de Arte Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo. Sculptures (catalogue) - PE

Contemporary Art of Brazil, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokio. Sculptures and paintings (catalogue)

Uma luz sobre a cidade, Galeria de Arte UFF, Niterói, Brazil. Sculptures

1986 Museu de Arte UFMT, Cuiabá, Brazil. Curator: Aline Figueiredo. Installation (folder) - PE

Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro. Installation - PE


Triennal Latinoamericana de Arte sobre papel, Buenos Aires. Drawings (won the prize)

Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Drawings
1987 Modernité: Art Brésilien du 20ème Siècle, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris. Curators: Marie-Odile Briot and Roberto Pontual. Sculptures (catalogue)

Imaginários Singulares, Pavilhão da Bienal de São Paulo. Curators: Sonia Salzstein and Ivo Mesquita. Installation (catalogue)

19th International Biennial of São Paulo. Curator: Sheila Leirner. Installation (catalogue and folder)

Ao Colecionador, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Drawings (folder)

1083 °C, Galeria de Arte UFF, Niterói, Brazil. Sculptures (folder)

1988 Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Campinas, São Paulo. Sculptures

Galeria Gilberto Chateaubriand, Rio de Janeiro. Drawings and sculptures

Ponto para 21, Rio Design Center, Rio de Janeiro. Installation (folder)

Painting Degree Zero, Terne Gallery, New York. Sculptures

1989 Gabinete de Arte Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo. Sculptures (catalogue)

Nossos anos oitenta, Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro. Sculptures

Galeria Arco, São Paulo. Sculptures

Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro. Sculptures

Whitechapel Gallery, London. Installation - PE

Galeria Paulo Klabin, Rio de Janeiro. Installation (folder) - PE


Lezarts and Through (with Cildo Meireles), Kanaal Art Foundation, Kortrijk, Belgium. Curator: Cathy de Zegher. Installation (catalogue)

U ABC, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Curator: Dorine Mignot. Installation (catalogue)

Option 37: Tunga, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago. Curator: Bruce Guenther. Installation (folder) - PE

1990 U ABC, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. Curator: Dorine Mignot. Installation (catalogue)

Transcontinental - Nine Latin American Artists, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Cornerhouse, Manchester, England. Curator: Guy Brett. Installation (catalogue)

The Third Eye Center, Glasgow, Schottland. Curator: Andrew Nairne. Installation (catalogue) - PE

Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam. Drawings - PE

Interceptions, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. Curator: Louise Dompierre. Installation (folder) - PE


Prêmio Brasília de Artes Plásticas (guest artist), Museu de Arte de Brasília, Brasilia. Sculptures (folder)

1991 Viva Brazil Viva, Kulturhusset, Stockholm. Curator: Elizabeth Haglund. Installation (catalogue)

Preliminares do Palindromo Incesto, GB Arte, Rio de Janeiro. Prize Mário Pedrosa, drawings - ABCA - PE

Preliminares do Palindromo Incesto, Galeria Millan, São Paulo. Drawings and sculptures - PE


15 ANOS, Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro. Sculptures

1992 Six Brazilian Sculptors, Galeria RB1, Rio de Janeiro. Curators: Ronaldo do Rego Macedo and Ascânio MMM. Sculptures

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro. Sculptures

Sero te Amavi, Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro. Installation (folder) - PE

Arte Amanzônia, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Installation (folder)

Artistas Latinoamericanos del siglo XX, Estación Plaza de Armas, Sevilla, Spain. Curator: Waldo Rasmussen. Installation (catalogue)

Désordres, Galerie Nationale due Jeu de Paume, Paris. Curator: Catherine David. Installation (catalogue)

Antigas Minúcias, Galeria Lê & Marília Razuk, São Paulo. Installation (folder) - PE

Sero te Amavi, Galeria André Millan, São Paulo. Installation (folder) - PE


Klima Global, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin. Installation (catalogue)

1993 Body to Earth, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Curator: Susan Anderson (catalogue)

Lateinamerikanische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert, Ludwig Museum (Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle), Cologne, Germany. Curator: Waldo Rasmussen. Installation (catalogue)

Latin American Artists of the 20th Century, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Curator: Waldo Rasmussen. Installation (catalogue)

Second Tyne International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Newcastle, England. Curator: Corinne Diserens. Installation

Emblemas do Corpo; o nu na arte moderna brasileira, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. Curator: Franklin Pedroso. Sculptures (catalogue)

Um olhar sobre Joseph Beuys, Museu de Arte de Brasília, Brasilia. Curator: Evandro Salles. Sculptures (folder)

100 Anos de Arte Moderna, Coleção Sergio Sahione Fadel, Museu de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro (folder)

1994 Galeria de Arte Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Sculptures - PE

Galeria André Millan, São Paulo. Installation - PE

Galeria Paulo Fernandes, Rio de Janeiro. Sculptures - PE


5th Havana Biennial. Installation (catalogue)

22th International Biennial of São Paulo. Curator: Nelson Aguilar. Installation (catalogue)

As potências do orgânico, Museu do Açude, Rio de Janeiro. Curator: Marcio Doctors. Installation (catalogue)

Installations and Sculptures, The Contemporary, New York. Curator: Marc Pottier (catalogue) - PE

Call it Sleep, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Niederlande. Curator: Jef Cornelis. Sculptures (catalogue)

1995 Avant-Garde Walk in Venice, Venice. Curator: Marc Pottier. Performance (catalogue)

Bienal del Barro, Museo de Arte de Caracas. Curator: Roberto Guevara. Installation and sculptures (catalogue)

Espaço OX (André Millan), São Paulo. Sculptures

1996 Avant-Garde Walk in Soho, New York. Curator: Marc Pottier. Performance/Installation (catalogue)

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Drawings and sculptures - PE

Funarte, Rio de Janeiro. Installation

Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. Performance

Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro. Installation

1997 Morumbi Fashion, São Paulo. Performance - PE

Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. Installation

documenta X, Kassel, Germany. Curator: Catherine David. Performance/Installation (catalogue)

Morumbi Fashion, São Paulo. Performance (catalogue, video) - PE
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