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Bio

Marcos Amaro (1984) was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He is an entrepreneur and a plastic artist. He studied philosophy at Instituto Gens Educação e Cultura. He began his professional activity as a trainee at the company TAM Aviação Executiva. He was a member of the Council of TAM Airlines. He brought the glasses from TAG Heuer and Alain Mikli to Brazil. He was a member of the Carol Optics network. He held exhibitions at the Centro Cultural Correios in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Sorocaba (MACS), Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Mato Grosso do Sul (MARCO), Museu de Arte do Rio de Grande Sul (MARGS). He participated in SP-Art, Art Basel, Zurich Art. He is currently a partner of V2 Investimentos, LogBras and Emmatomas Gallery. He participates in the Council of the Museu Brasileiro de Escultura e Ecologia (MUBE), the Institute of Contemporary Art (IAC), the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Sorocaba (MACS) and the Iberê Camargo Foundation.

Philanthropy and Culture

A collector, he creates in 2012 the Marcos Amaro Foundation (FMA), aiming to provide access to his personal collection and to support artistic and cultural projects in the state of São Paulo. With the same objective, he occupies and implants cultural activities in the IV Shed of the old São Pedro Factory, at Itu – where he develops o contemporary art center. In 2016, he idealized the project of the Latin American Contemporary Sculpture Museum (Mescla), located at a rural area of one hundred thousand square meters in the state of São Paulo.

MAIN EXHIBITIONS 

2012 | Conjunto Nacional. São Paulo, SP;
2013 | Sé Subway Station, São Paulo, SP;
2013 | São Paulo Technology College (FATEC) . Itu, SP;
2016 | Deconstructions and Articulations. Sorocaba Contemporary Art Museum. São Paulo, SP;
2017 | Deconstructions and Articulations. Mato Grosso do Sul Museum of Contemporary Art, MS;
2017 | Overflight. Correios Cultural Center. São Paulo, SP;
2017 | Sonata. Luis Maluf Art Gallery. São Paulo, SP;
2018 | Overflight. Correios Cultural Center. Rio de Janeiro, RJ;
2018 | Aquilo que resta. Luis Maluf Art Gallery. São Paulo, SP;
2018 | Deconstructions and Articulations. Rio Grande do Sul Art Museum. Porto Alegre, RS.

MAIN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2016 | After Destruction and Compilation. Miami, USA;
2016 | When Visual Guidance Isn’t Enough. New York, USA;
2017 | Visão Brasileira. Gasometer. Triesen, Liechtenstein.

BIENNIALS

2016 | Salerno Biennial. Italy. Artwork: There’s Always a Way Out


ART FAIRS

2015 | Art Zurich | San Giorno. Switzerland;
2016 | Art Wynwood | Silver Lining Fine Art Gallery. USA;
2016 | SP-Arte | Andrea Rehder Contemporary Art Gallery. Brazil;
2016 | CONTEXT-NY | Andrea Rehder Contemporary Art Gallery. USA;
2016 | PARTE | Andrea Rehder Contemporary Art Gallery. Brazil;
2016 | SCOPE – Basel | Andrea Rehder Contemporary Art Gallery. Switzerland;
2016 | Carrousel du Louvre | Neuf Gallery. Paris, Italy;
2016 | SCOPE – International Contemporany Art Show | Andrea Rehder Contemporary Art Gallery. Miami, USA;
2017 | SP-Arte | Andrea Rehder Contemporary Art Gallery. Brazil.

AWARDS

2016 | Salerno Biennial: Ecofriendly Art. Artwork: There’s Always a Way Out 
2017 | Visual Arts Press Awars: Artwork: Dinner Out

HIGHLIGHTED COLLECTIONS AND PUBLIC WORK

2016 | Sorocaba Contemporary Art Museum. Artwork: Cavalo de Tróia;
2018 | Max Perlingeiro Private Collection. Artwork: Diamond;
2018 | Fabio Delduque. Festival de Arte Serrinha. Artwork: Harpa;
2018 | Almeida & Dale Private Collection. Artwork: Brasil em Construção;
2018 | Luis Maluf Private Collection;
2018 | Luisa Strina Private Collection;
2018 | Rio Grande do Sul Art Museum. Artwork: Passa, lava e não entrega;
2018 | Heitor Martins and Fernanda Feitosa Private Collection.

 

COMPLEMENTARY CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

2012 | Creation of the Marcos Amaro Foundation (FMA). São Paulo, SP;
2012 | Co-creation of the Espaço Humus – Language Studio and Digital Content Producer. São Paulo, SP;
2012 | Occupying and implanting cultural activities at the IV Shed of the Center of Contemporary Art (Galpão IV Centro de Arte Contemporânea). Itu, SP;
2016 | Creation of the Latin American Contemporary Sculpture Museum (Mescla – Memorial da Escultura Contemporânea Latino Americana). São Paulo, SP;
2017 | Artwork: O Coração do Brasil. Casa Brasileira Museum. São Paulo, SP.
2018 | Aquisition of the Emmathomas Gallery
2018 | Launch Custom Postage – Sobrevoo Exhibition

CURATORIAL AND CRITICAL TEXTS

2016 | Marcos Amaro – Deconstructions and Articulations. Author: Fabio Magalhães; Curator and art critic;
2017 | Overflight. Author: Ricardo Resende; Curator;
2018 | Aquilo que resta. Author: Marcus de Lontra Costa; Curator;
2019 | Lápide Prolongada. Author: Ricardo Resende; Curator.