Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 1982
Lives and works between Lisbon and São Paulo
Since the very beginning of his practice, Adriano Amaral has pursued a body of work based on his interest in matter, surface, fragility and process. All these issues are manifested in site specific installations where anthropomorphic qualities and time perception are tangled and manifested in ambiguous forms. Throughout his latest production, his work is marked by an in-depth examination into the nature of things that surround us. The human body as a closed and simultaneously porous entity, our perceptions of architectural space, and the value of everyday objects form the basis of his artistic enquiry.
After finishing his Master’s degree in London’s Royal College of Art in 2014, Adriano took an art residency in De Atelier, Amsterdam in 2016 and was granted the Mondrian Fonds Work Contribution Proven Talent in 2017.
His recent exhibitions include solo projects at Vleeshal Zusterstraat, Netherlands, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany, and Galeria Jaqueline Martins in São Paulo, Brazil. Group shows include projects in Sixty Eight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Modern Art Museum, Moscow and Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague - Netherlands.