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Born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil ) in 1948.

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

2014

Cildo Meireles. Installations, curated by Vicente Todolì, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Pling Pling, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 

Like a needle in a haystack, Kunsthal 44 Møen, Askeby, Denmark

2013

Cildo Meireles, Palacio de Velázquez, Parque del Retiro, Madrid, Spain. Organized by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

Travelling through 2014 to Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy

Obscure Light, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil. Traveled to Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011

Cildo Meireles: Rio OIR, 10th Edition of Projecto Ocupação, Itaú Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil

2010

Glovetrotter, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

2008

Cildo Meireles, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

Traveled through 2010 to Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain;

 Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico.

2006

 Babel, Museu Vale do Rio Doce, Vila Velha, Brazil. Traveled to Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil

2005

Algum Desenho [1963-2005], Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2004

Occasion, Portikus im Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt, Germany

Occasion, Portikus im Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt, Germany

2003

Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France 

2002

Aquisicões essenciais, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2001

Arte Futura e Companhia, Brasilia, Brazil Geografia do Brasil, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio

Magalhães, Recife, Brazil. Traveled through 2002 to Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil;

 Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo Venâncio, Brasília, Brazil

2000

Itau Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil  

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 

Kunstverein Heilbron, Kolnischer, Cologne, Germany Zona Instavel:

 Cildo Meireles, Luiz Alphonsus and Alfredo Fontes, Escola de Artes Visuals, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1999

 Galerie Lelong, New York, New York 

Retrospective, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York. Traveled through 2000 to Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paolo, Brazil

 Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Studio K, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

1998

Camelô, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

Desenhos – Cildo Meireles, Artur Barrio and Luis Fonseca, Paco imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1997

Atelier Finep, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Centre d'Art Contemporain Le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers, France 

Eureka/Blindhotland and Fio, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

1995

 Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Centro del Carme, Valencia, Spain. Traveled through 1996 to Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal; 

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts 

Ouro e paus, Galeria Joel Edelstein, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Two Trees, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri 

Volatile, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

1994

Volatile and Entrevendo, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California

1992

Metros I, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

1990

Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Cildo Meireles: Missão/Missões How to Build Cathedrals & Cinza, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

1989

 Atraves, Kanaal Art Foundation, Kortrijk, Belgium

Campos de Jogo, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

1986

Cinza, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil. Traveled to Petite Galerie, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Desvio para o vermelho, Museu de Arte Moderna, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Red Shift, Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, Brazil

1984

Desvio para o vermelho, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Red Shift, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Two Collections – Drawings, Sala Oswaldo Goeldi, Brazil

1983

Obscure Light, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil. Traveled to Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eureka/Blindhotland, Rio Arte Humaita, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1981

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

1979

The Sermon on the Mount: Fiat Lux, Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Definitives Articles, Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

1978

Cildo Meireles Drawings from Luiz Buarque de Hollanda and Paulo Bittencourt CollectionPinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil

1977

Casos de Sacos, Museum of Art and Popular Culture, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil

1975

Blindhotland/Ghetto: Virtual Spaces: Corners, Galeria Luiz Buarque de Hollanda e Paulo Bittencourt, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Eureka/Blindhotland, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1967

Desenhos, Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 

Group Exhibitions

2016

The Shanghai Project, Shanghai, China

Os muitos e o um: Brazilian Contemporary Art in the Andrea and José Olympio Pereira CollectionInstituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.

Homo Ludens, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

Em Polvorosa, Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A Cor do Brasil: de Visconti a Volpi, de Sued a Milhazes, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro.

Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA.

Brazil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Holland.

Totemonumento, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

2015

Situações: A Instalação no acervo da Pinacoteca, Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo Brazil

How to (…) Things That Don’t Exist, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

Resistance Performed – Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Systems in Latin America, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Imagine Brazil, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC Canada

How to (…) Things That Don't Exist, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

Remember Lidice, Edition Block, Berlin, Germany

Cildo Meireles & Various Artists, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Encruzilhada, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experiência da Arte, Sesc Santo André, Santo André, Brazil

Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas

International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Made in Brasil, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A queda de céua de céu, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brasil

From the Object to the World, Inhotim Collection, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

Imagine Brazil, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil

Possibilities of the Object: Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2014

Eu represento os artistas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

Que coisa é? uma conversa / a conversation, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil 

A pegada Pop, Galeria Carbono, São Paulo, Brazil

 artevida: a City wide contemporary art exhibition: artevida (corpo), Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Other sections: artevida (política), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 artevida (arquivo), Biblioteca Parque Estadual, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;

artevida (parque), Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013

 30 Bienal de São Paulo: Transformações na arte brasileira da 1ª à 30ª edição, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

 Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Planos de fuga: uma exposição em obras, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil 

Circuitos Cruzados: O Centre Pompidou encontra o MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil 

O abrigo e o terreno, Museu de arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Americana: Overview Gallery, Purchasing Power, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Forida 

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales | Masterpieces from the Scottish Lines and Realignments, Simon Lee Gallery, London, United Kingdom

 Suspicious Minds, Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil 

Secret Codes, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

 National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

Conceptual Geographies: Frames and Documents: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York 

Pop, Realisms and Politics. Brazil – Argentina, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

Open Work in Latin America, New York & Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered, 1967 – 1978, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, CUNY Hunter College, New York, New York 

The Insides are on the Outside, Glass House, São Paulo, Brazil

2012

Extra Large, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

 Performing Abstraction, Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Pop, Realisms and Politics. Brazil – Argentina, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Travelling to Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 

Air de Lyon, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Cildo Meireles & Antoni Muntadas: Salt & Sugar…No SUGAR, No SALT, Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully, Switzerland  

Spirits of Internationalism: 6 European Collections 1956-1986, simultaneously at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, and M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2011

Galería Kurimanzutto, San Miguel Chapultepec, México

Athena Galería de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Systems, Actions and Processes: 1965-1975, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

A Rua (The Street), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium

Paradigm Shift: Serralves Collection 60’s 70’s, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León France

Distant Star / Estrella Distante, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California

The Spiral and the Square: Exercises in Translatability, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 

A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

Art and Confrontation in Latin America: 1910-2010, Palacio de Bellas Artes and Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico

Interventions in the Landscape, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

2010

Amazonia, A Arte, Museu Vale, Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Os 70’s, Progetti, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

First and Last, Notes on the Monument, Galería Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 

Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

29ª Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Snapshots of Tourism, Gallery Augusta, HIAP Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland 

Like Tears in Rain, Palacio das Artes – Fabrica de Talentos, Porto, Portugal

185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York, New York

2009

Los Impoliticos, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy

Grito e Escuta, 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil

À Contre-Corps / Countering the Body, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France

Brazilian Summer. Art & the City, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, the Netherlands

On the Margins of Art. Creation and Political Engagement, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain 

Making Worlds, 53rd Italian Pavilion, International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Unbuilt Roads, Based on the book Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealised Projects, Hatje Cantz (1997) edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa, e-flux project space, New York, New York

NÓS, Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Collection, Siobhan Davies Dance Studio & Victoria Miro Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2008

When Lives Become Form – Contemporary Brazilian Art: 1960 – Present, Museum of Contemporary

Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California

 Trazos Humanos [Human Traces], University Gallery, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom 

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York

No Es Neutrala – Daros Latinamerica Collection, Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

2007

New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006: Prints, Photographs, and Media Works, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 

Face to Face, The Daros Collections, Zurich, Switzerland Arte para Crianças [Art for Children], Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Transactions, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Time Present Time Past: Highlights from 20 Years of the International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul

Modern, Istanbul, Turkey. Exhibition concurrent with the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 6th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

New Economy, Artists Space, New York, New York

2006

The Disappeared (Los Desaparecidos), North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Traveled through 2010 to El Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay; El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York; Museo de Arte de San Marcos, Lima, Peru; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Central Cultural Matacuna 100, Santiago, Chile; The Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá, Colombia; Art Museum of the Americas OAS, Washington, D.C.; University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming; Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, Centennial Museum, and the Union Exhibition Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas 

Contrabando, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seduçoes: Valeska Soares, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto, Daros-Latinamerica, Zurich, Switzerland

2005

20 Desarranxos: Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Collection Fundacion ‘la Caixa’: New Acquisitions, Fundacion la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

Espaço Brasil, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France 

Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970, Tate Modern, London, England

Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy Paralela 2004, São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil 

Populism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Exhibited concurrently at Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilinius; andthe National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway

2004

Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Forms 1940s-70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Traveled to Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida Inverted Utopias, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England

2003

50 Biennale di Venizia, Venice, Italy

A Nova Geometria, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, São Paulo, Brazil 

Layers of Brazilian Art, Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil. Traveled to Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Poetic Justice: 8th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

The Paper Sculpture Show, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York. Traveled through 2007 to The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

Uneasy Space, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002

Arte All’ Arte 10: Arte Architettura Paesaggio, Associazione Arte Continua, Siena, Italy 

Desenhistas e Coloristas, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany

Fluxus and the Folgen, Strojectburo Stadtmuseum, Wiesbaden, Germany

Parallels: Brazilian Art of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century in Context – Colección CisnerosMuseu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo Brazil. Traveled to Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tempo, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 

Vivencias – Dialogues between the works of Brazilian artists from 1960-2002, New Art Gallery, Walsall, England. Traveled to Sainsbury Center for Visual Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

2001

Ars 01 – Unfolding Perspectives, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Da Adversidade Vivemos, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

 El Final del Eclipse – el arte de America Latina en la Transicion al Siglo XXI, Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain

Marking time/ Making memory, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio

Espelho Cego – Selcoes de uma Colecao Contemporanea, Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Traveled to Espaco Cultural Venancio, Venancio Aires, Brazil

Minimalism Past And Presence, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York 

The Public Garden – The Enclosure and the Disclosure of the Public Garden, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holland 

Rembrandt to Rauschenberg, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Shopping, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Trajetoria da luz na arte brasileira, Itau Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

Versiones del Sur: Eztetyka del sueno, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

2000

Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment, National Gallery of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. Traveled through 2001 to Zacheta National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil; Freedman Gallery, Albright Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania; Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of South Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California; Düsseldorf Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany 

Extetyka del Sueno, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Iron+Grid+Void: Art of the Americas from the Chase Manhattan Collection, The Americas Society, New York, New York

Jornal Aberto, Museo do Telefone/Espaco Telemar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kwangju Biennale 2000: Man + Space, Kwangju, South Korea

Making Choices, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Mostra do Redescobrimento, São Paulo, Brazil

Others Modernities, London Institute, London, England 

Outros 500 – Highlights of Brazilian Contemporary Art in UECLAA, University of Essex, Collection of Latin American Art, Colchester, England 

South Korea Biennial, South Korea Stuacoes – Arte Brasileira Anos 70, Casa Franca-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

The Song of the Earth, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Versiones del Sur – Fricciones, Museo Nacional Centro de arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Versiones del Sur – Heterotopias, Museo Nacional Centro de arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Versions del Sur - No es Sólo lo Que Ves: Pervirtiendo el Minimalismo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Vivências (Life Experiences), Generali Foundation, Vienna

Worthless (Invaluable), Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1999

Circa 1968, Fundacao de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Das Vanguardas ao Fim do Milenio, Culturegest, Lisbon, Portugal

Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, New York. Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Horizontes Cambiantes, Casa da America, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

S.M.A.K., Museum of Contemporary Art, Gand, Belgium

Why Duchamp? , Paco des Artes, São Paulo, Brazil

1998

XXIV São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

Horizonte Reflexivo, Centro Cultural Light, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Insertions. Notes Towards the Dematerialization of the Art Exhibition, Nordika Museet/Teknisha Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Traveled through 1999 to Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka

Puntos Cardinales, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela

1997

2nd Johannesburg Biennale – Trade Routes, Johannesburg, South Africa

Asi Esta la Cosa, Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Face of History, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

I Bienial de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Re-aligning Vision: South American Drawings 1960 – 1997, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York. Traveled to Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

You are Here, Royal College of Art, London, England

1996

Face à l'Histoire, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Sin Fronteras-Arte Latinoamericano Actual, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela

1995

Art From Brazil in New York, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

Arteieku Colisiones, Saint Sebastien, Spain 

Panaramas, Museo de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil. Traveled to Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Temporarily Possessed. The Semi-Permanent Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York

1994

20 Anos de Arte Brasileira, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil

Bienal Brasil Sculo XX, Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Espaco Namour, Colectiva de Esculturas, São Paulo, Brazil

Impressoes, Escola de Artes Visuais, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1993

Body to Earth – Three Artists from Brazil, Fischer Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Emblemas do Corpo – Desenhos, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

L’autre a Montevideo – Homenaje a Isidore Ducasse, National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevido, Uruguay

Time and Tide. The II Tyne International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

1992

Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany

America, Bride of the Sun, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Encounters/Displacements, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, Estacion Plaza de Armas, Seville, Spain; Traveled through 1993 to Fondation Nationale des Arts, Paris, France; Museum Ludwig at Josef- Haubrich- Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Pour la Suite du Monde, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada

1991

Denonciation, Ecole d'Architecture de Normandie, Normandy, France

1990

Casino Fantasma, Casino Municipal, Venice. Traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, New York

The Rhetorical Image, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York 

Transcontinental: Nine Latin American Artists, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England; Traveled to Cornerhouse, Manchester, England 

Uncover/Discover – New Works for Different Places, Derry, Northern Ireland. Traveled to Glasgow, Scotland; Newcastle, England; Plymouth, England

1989

XX Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Magiciens de la Terre, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1988

Brazil Projects, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York 

Broken Music, Daadgalerie Gemeentemuseum, Berlin, Germany. Traveled to The Hague, The Netherlands; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

Expressão e Conceito/anos 70, Galeria Centro Empresarial Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Modernidade – Brazilian art of the 20th century, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil

The Debt, Exit Art, New York, New York

The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920 –1970, The Bronx Museum, The Bronx, New York

1987

Missoes: 300 Anos – Visão do Artista, National Theater, Brazil. Traveled through 1988 to Parque Laje, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Traveled to Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil; Reitoria da Universade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Modernidade - Art Brésilien du 20 Siècle, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Traveled through 1988 to Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Brazil 

Non Magic World, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil

1986

12 years of Trabalho Juntos, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil 

Depoirnento de uma Geracao: 1969 – 1970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1984

Private Symbols: Social Metaphor, V Sydney Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia; Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, Australia 

Tradicao e Ruptura, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

1983

Bread in Meters, Sul America, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eureka/Blindhotland, Rio Arte Humasta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1982

From Modern Art to Contemporary Art, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

1981

XVI Bienal de São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil 

From Modern Art to Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Traveled to Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

The Sermon of the Mountain: Fiat Lux, Museum of Modern Art, Medellin, Colombia

1979

Escala: Aquila, Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea, João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil

Figuracao Referencial – XI Salao Nacional de Arte, Museum of Art, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1977

Biennale de Paris, Paris, France

1976

International Actuality, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1975

Novas Tendencias, Paco das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil

1974

Desenho Brasileiro – IX Salao de Arte Contemporânea de Campinas, Museum of Contemporary Art de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

1973

Expo-Projecião, Galeria Grife, São Paulo, Brazil

1970

Agnus Day: Thereza Simoes, Guilharme Vaz and Cildo Meireles, Petite Gallerie, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

From Body to Earth, Palacio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1969

Salao de Bussola, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pre-Bienial de Paris, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

1965

Il Salao de Arte Moderna do Distrito Federal, Brasilia, Brazil

Awards

2008

Velazquez Prize in Plastic Arts, Ministerio de Cultura, Spain Ordway Prize, administered by Creative Link for the Arts and the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, New York

2006

Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

2005

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1999

Prince Claus Award, The Prince Claus Fund, The Hague, The Netherlands

Public collections

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 

Artscape Nordland, Municipality of Dønna, Nordland County, Norway Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Daros Collection, Zürich, Switzerland

Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Lisbon, Portugal

Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France 

Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, Maryland

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland 

Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, Missouri 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Museo d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France

Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museu de Arte Contemporanea, São Paulo, Brazil

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil 

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom 

University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

Books

2003

Cildo Meireles. Strasbourg: Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg

1999

Cameron, Dan, Paulo Herkenhoff and Gerardo Mosquera. Cildo Meireles. London: Phaidon