From 02/07/2023 to 03/11/2023
São Paulo, Brasil

The exhibition Bando o Hic Sunt by artist Cadu is on display at Galeria Vermelho along with the collaboration of other artists.


According to Cadu, Bando o Hic Sunt represents an attempt to negotiate the exuberant and terrible changes we have experienced in recent years. The intersection of personal and collective cycles remains unexplained, but the mythical past, in its chimeras, if not explained, at least helps us to coexist with the future.


Cadu's practice is marked by a transdisciplinary approach. Each project arises according to conceptual characteristics, without preselection of languages or techniques. His repertoire includes performances, installations, drawings, paintings, objects, sculptures and videos influenced by themes related to systems, repetition, games, time and circularity. His works celebrate the relationship between man and nature, between the rational and the instinctive, between chaos and rigor.


Bando ou Hic Sunt features the participation of several of the partners with whom Cadu has carried out his research on a regular basis. Collaborations and partnerships that, since the beginning of his career, have shaped hybrid projects linked to climatic and environmental issues, research on materials and ways of using them. This practice, motivated by the constant search for unprecedented developments in the artists' respective careers, results in the exchange of skills and knowledge.


In Bando ou Hic Sunt, Cadu shares the authorship of the works with artists Adriano Motta and Paulo Vivacqua, Maneno Llinkarimachiq and Virgilio Bahde.

Cadu has a degree in Painting from the School of Fine Arts at UFRJ, with a Master's degree (2005) and PhD (2013) in Visual Languages from the same institution. He completed a post-doctorate at PPGAV UFRJ in the Interdisciplinary Poetics research line. Visual artist and research professor at PUC-Rio in the Department of Arts and Design where he coordinates LINDA - Interdisciplinary Laboratory in Nature, Design and Art. He obtained the Iberê Camargo artistic residency scholarship at the London Print Studio (2001) and was a guest artist at the University of Plymouth at the invitation of the Arts Council (UK, 2008). Among the numerous national and international exhibitions in which he participated, highlights include the 7th Mercosur Biennial (2009), the 32nd Panorama of Brazilian Art (2012), the 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012), the 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013), the IV Biennial of the End of the World (2014), the 35th Panorama of Brazilian Art and the 3rd Biennial of Coimbra (2019). In 2013 she won the PIPA award and artistic residency at Residency Unlimited (NY, USA). From 2015 to 2017 he was artist in residence at the InSite Foundation (Mexico) and held an artist residency with the Plataforma Atacama project (Chile, 2014). Winner of the Radio Krakow 2015 award (Krakow, Poland) for the program "It's Gonna Rain". In 2017 commissioned as an artist by National Endowment for the Arts, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and XLab IDEAS to work in Natchez (Mississippi, USA). In 2018, commissioned artist by HaundenschildGarage (San Diego, USA) to carry out a project at the foundation's headquarters and for an artist residency with the Secretary of Education of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, through a partnership with Instituto República.


Bando ou Hic Sunt. Exhibition by Cadu.


Until March 11th, 2023.


Vermelho Galeria. Rua Minas Gerais, 350. São Paulo, Brazil.