Marlon de Azambuja

Born in Sto. Antônio da Patrulha-RS, Brazil in 1978, currently lives and works in Madrid. He graduated from the Contemporary Art Center Edilson Viriato, Curitiba, Brazil, 2004.
 

Marlon de Azambuja's practice focuses primarily on the cultural and aesthetic impact of architecture, urban planning, and the city as a living, breathing entity. His works have included the use of diverse media—drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, and video—to create new ways of looking at the structures that surround us with the simplest of interventions and allegorical constructions.

 

Inspired by Brazilian modernist art and architecture, Azambuja transforms urban elements such as street furniture, sidewalks, and buildings, to uncover hidden yet existing abstract patterns and geometric wonders using everyday materials such as adhesive tape, bricks, glass panes, or the stroke of a pen. With the slightest abstraction of the real world, his two- and three-dimensional renderings turn our attention toward what has always been present in these architectural giants and urban infrastructures, and allows for a kind of rediscovery and restored awe of the familiar or often mundane.

 

His work has been shown all over the world in fairs and institutions and is part of important public and private collections.

 

CV - Marlon de Azambuja
 

Education
 

2004   Contemporary Art Center Edilson Viriato, Curitiba, Brasil.


Solo shows (Selected)

2015    Open Sessions 4. The Drawing Center. Nueva York, USA.
2015    Theorem. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself. Mana Contemporary. Jersey City, NJ.
2014    Ordem e Progresso. Walk&Talk Festival. Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.
2014    Movimento Concreto. Galería Marilia Razuk. São Paulo, Brazil.
2014    Brutalismo. Galería Max Estrella. Madrid, Spain.
2013    Acciones Concretas. Galería Gonzalez y Gonzalez. Santiago, Chile.
2012    Immobile. Studio Sandra Recio. Ginebra, Switzerland.
2011    Nuevos Barrios. Galería Furini. Roma, Italy. (curated by Antonio Arévalo)
2011    Arquitecturas Móviles. Sala El Charco, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Lanzarote. Arrecife, Spain.
2011    Gran Fachada. Galería Max Estrella. Madrid, Spain.
2011    Editora Calle. Galería Marilia Razuk, São Paulo, Brazil.
2011    Sujetar y Romper. Mustang Art Gallery, Elche, Spain.
2011    La Construcción del Icono. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas, Spain. (curated by Omar Pascual Castillo)
2010    Tres-pass. Espacio Alterna y Corriente. Mexico DF, Mexico.
2010    A Arte favorece a desobediencia. Galería Ybakatu. Curitiba, Brasil.
2010    Niveles. Espai Quatro, Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (curated by Neus Cortés)
2010    Operaciones. Explum. Puerto Lumbreras, Spain.
2009    Movimento Concreto. Galería Furini. Roma, Italy. (curated by Antonio Arevalo)
2009    Potencial Escultórico. Matadero, Abierto X Obras. Madrid, Spain.
2009    3 Propostas para a Cidade de Lisboa. Galería Zaum Projects. Lisboa, Portugal. (curated by Bruno Loiter)
2009    Projeto Moderno. Galería Luisa Strina. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2008    Casas Modernistas para Pássaros. Galería Zaum Projects. Lisboa, Portugal.
2007    Intención de Panorama. Centro de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Carlos Garaicoa)
 

Group shows (Selected)

 

2016    Imagina Brazil. DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art. Montreal, Canada.

2015    Open Sessions 4. The Drawing Center. Nueva York, USA.

2015    Theorem. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself. Mana Contemporary. Jersey City, NJ.

2015    Contramuro. Galería Instituto de Visión. Bogotá, Colombia. (cuartel by Omayra Alvarado)

2015    Trazos Sensibles. Museo Salvador Victoria. Teruel Spain.

2015    Vidas Cruzadas. Festival De Videoarte. Galería Paula Alonso. Madrid, Spain.

2015    Ejercicios De Traslado: Colecciones 9915. Centro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA). Madrid, Spain.

2015    La angustia de casi saber y quedarse no sabiendo. DiabloRosso. Panama City, Panamá.

2015    Installations. Studio Sandra Recio. Geneva, Switzerland.

2014    Cruce de colecciones. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
2014    The Language of Human Consciousness. Athr Gallery. Jeddah, KSA.
2014    Cine Bogart - Imaginar un Edificio. Centro Centro. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Ines Caballero)
2014    Narrativas Culturales. Galería Paula Alonso. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Bruno Leitão)
2014    Turismo Efímero. Addaya Centre d’Art Contemporani. Mallorca, Spain. (curated by Adonay Bermúdez)
2014    Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. Lugar a Dudas. Cali, Colombia. (curated by Daniel Silvo)
2013    In Situ. Espacio OTR. Madrid, Spain.
2013    Cuando el mundo se hace plano. Artistas iberoamericanos en la colección CAAM, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea San Martin. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
2013    Brutalidade Jardim. Galería Marilia Razuk. São Paulo, Brazil. (curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli)
2013    Imagine Brasil - Artist´s Books. Astrup Fearnley Museet. Oslo, Norway.(curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Ana Luiza Fonseca)
2013    Regards Flâneurs. ARTHUG. Ginebra, Switzerland.
2013    Gracia Divina. Sala Gasco Arte Contemporáneo. Santiago, Chile. (curadoria de Andrea Pacheco)
2013    On Painting. CEART - Centro Cultural Tomás y Valiente. Fuenlabrada, Spain. (curated by Omar-Pascual Castillo)
2013    Play Time. ARQUA - Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática. Cartagena, Spain.
2013    Hacer en lo Cotidiano. Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Beatriz Alonso)
2013    En Obras. Galería Nuble. Santander, Spain. (curated by Iciar Sagarminaga)
2013    On Painting. CAAM - Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. (curated by Omar-Pascual Castillo)
2013    Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. Galeria Isabel Hurley. Málaga, Spain. (curated by Daniel Silvo)
2012    Expanded Drawing. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (curated by Pilar Ribal)
2012    Latinoamérica: Arte entre identidad y máscara. 10º Art Stays Festival. Ptuj, Eslovenia. (curated by Antonio Arévalo)
2012    Carnaza para los Dioses. CAAM - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
2012    [Alguns De] Nós. Galería Marilia Razuk. São Paulo, Brazil.
2012    Nouvelle Vague. Studio Sandra Recio. Ginebra, Switzerland.
2012    11ª Bienal de La Habana. Cuba.
2011    11ª Bienal de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador.
2011    Inside. Ciudad de la Cultura. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (curated by Rafael Doctor)
2011    Nova Escultura Brasileira. Caixa Cultural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (curated by Alexandre Murucci)
2011    8ª Bienal do Mercosul. Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2011    The Draughtsman’s Contract. Studio Sandra Recio. Geneve, Switzerland. (curated by Carlos Garaicoa)
2011    Bologna Art First. Pinacoteca di Bologna. Bologna, Italy. (curated by Julia Draganovic)
2010    12ª Bienal del Cairo. Cairo, Egypt.
2010    Sinergias. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Unión Fenosa. La Coruña, Spain. (curated by Carlos Jimenez)
2010    Look Up. Alfandega. Oporto, Portugal. (curated by David Barro)
2010    Kierkegaards Walk. Galeria Marilha Razuk. Sao Paulo, Brazil. (curated by Jacopo Crivelli)
2010    Aniversario Injuve. Circulo de Bellas Artes. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Maria del Corral)
2010    Des-Habitable. Centro Cultural Español. Lima, Peru. (curated by Dermis León)
2010    47º Certamen internacional de artes plásticas. Museo de Pollença. Mallorca, Spain.
2010    Sinergias. MEIAC. Badajoz, Spain. (curated by Carlos Jimenez)
2010    Sobrestructuras. Espacio de Arte OTR. Madrid, Spain.
2010    Postgraffiti, geometría y abstracción. Fundación Caixa Galicia. A Coruña, Spain. (curated by Javier Abarca)
2009    A Pari Paso. Galería Novalis. Turín, Italy. (curated by Antonio Arevalo)
2009    La vida en este lado. Espacio Liquido. Gijón, Spain. (curadoria de Javier Hontoria)
2009    Des-Habitable. Espacio OTR. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Dermis León)
2009    Realidades Impossiveis. Ateliê 397. Sao Paulo, Brazil. (curated by Pedro Varella)
2009    Residency 09. Futura Project. Praga, Republica Checa.
2009    Hambre. Intervenciones en edificio por reformar. Madrid, Spain.
2009    La Ligne. La Vitrine. Paris, France.
2008    A propósito del espacio. Semana de Arquitectura de Madrid, Espacio OTR. Madrid, Spain.
2008    Muestra Injuve. Lima, Perú / Montevideo, Uruguay / Rosario, Argentina.
2008    Construir, Habitar, Pensar - Estrategias para el arte y arquitectura contemporáneos. IVAM. Valencia, Spain. (curated by Fernando Castro Florez)
2007    Premios Injuve. Circulo de Bellas Artes. Madrid, Spain.
2006    I Bienal del Fuego. Museo de Bellas Artes. Caracas, Venezuela. (curated by Fernando Castro Florez)


Residencies and Special Projects


2015    Art Dubai (solo project). Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Dubai, UAE.
2013    Open Sessions. The Drawing Center. New York, USA.
2013    Viewing Program. The Drawing Center. New York, USA.
2013    Rodeo. Video projection in building facade. Ginebra, Switzerland. (curated by Karine Tissot)
2013    Art Lima (solo project). Galería Marilia Razuk. Lima, Peru. (curated by Octavio Zaya)
2013    Maco (solo project). Galería Max Estrella. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
2012    Arezzo Wave Love Festival. Arezzo, Italy.
2012    Art Rotterdam (solo project). Galería Furini. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2012    Arco Solo Objects. Arco Feria Internacional. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Manuel Blanco)
2011    The Noise of Bubbles. Red Bull Academy, Matadero. Madrid, Spain.
2011    Pinta Art Fair (solo project). Galería Max Estrella. London, UK (curated by Pablo León de la Barra)
2010    Latitud 19º. Intervenciones en la plaza Santo Domingo, Ciudad de México. Mexico.
2010    Aptitudes. Intervenciones en La Rambla. Cordoba, Spain. (curated by Juan López López)
2010    Volta Uncovered. Volta Art Fair, Galería Furini. Basel, Switzerland.
2010    SOS 4.8, Festival de Arte contemporáneo. Murcia, Spain. (curated by Fernando Castro Flórez)
2010    Petersburg. HBC. Berlin, Germany.
2009    Tentaciones. Estampa Feria de Grabado y Obra Multiple. Madrid, Spain. (curated by Javier Duero)
2009    Futura. International Residency Program. Prague, Czech Republic.
2009    Arte Jaén (public art program). Jaén, Spain. (curated by Omar Pascual Castillo)
2009    Potencial Escultórico. Intervention in Encuadernaciones La Eriza atelier. Madrid, Spain.
 

Awards and Grants (Selected)
 

2010    Ayudas a la Movilidad Matadero. Madrid, Spain – Mexico.
2009    Beca de la Fundación Arte y Derecho. Madrid, Spain.
2009    Ayudas a la Movilidad Matadero. Madrid, Spain - Prague, Czech Republic.
2009    Ayudas a la Creacción Matadero Madrid, Abierto X Obras. Madrid, Spain.
2009    Certamen Explum, Adquisición de obra. Puerto Lumbreras, Spain.
2008    Beca de las Ayudas a la Creación de la Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
2007    Premios Injuve para la Creación Joven, Accésit. Madrid, Spain.
2006    Certamen Jóvenes Creadores 2006, Accésit. Madrid, Spain.


Collections
 

Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil.

Cultural Foundation, Curitiba, Brazil.

OTR Collection, Madrid, Spain.

Explum collection, Puerto Lumbreras, Spain.

Banco Sabadell, Spain.

Ministry of Culture, Madrid, Spain.

Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy.

CAAM, Atlantic Center of Modern Art, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Maria Cristina Foundation Masaveu Peterson, Spain.

Banco Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Itaú Cultural, Brazil.

Helga de Alvear Foundation, Spain.