Photo Leo Caldas
Paulo Bruscky
Artist

Paulo Bruscky was born in 1949 in Recife, Brazil where he lives and works. One of Brazil’s most influential contemporary artists, Bruscky has developed his unique, multidisciplinary practice in a career spanning over 40 years. A pioneer of Mail art in Brazil in the 60s, he held his first Mail art exhibition in 1976, which was shut down by the police. In the 70s he was associated with Fluxus and influenced by the work of leaders of the avant-garde such as Marcel Duchamp and John Cage.

Highly experimental, innovative and controversial; Bruscky’s work reflects a simultaneous engagement with the local artistic framework of his hometown of Recife and a global network, which he documents through performance, mail-art, poetry, photography, collage and film. For years he worked at the Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, Recife where he utilized the basic resources available to him; printer paper, photocopiers, blueprint machines, envelopes and stamps to continue making art whilst making a living.

Combining visual and literary language, Bruscky vocalizes a humorous, though critical commentary of local and international culture and politics; a response to a lifetime of political repression experienced through living under Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964 – 1985, where he suffered imprisonment multiple times and was threatened to become ‘disappeared’.

Today, Bruscky remains one of the leaders of Contemporary art in Brazil. He was featured four times in the São Paulo Biennal (1981, 1989, 2004 and 2010) and in the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009). His works are included in the collections of MoMA; Guggenheim Museum; Tate Gallery; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Stedelijk Museum, among others.

[Richard Saltoun Gallery]

Paulo Bruscky
Artist

Paulo Bruscky was born in 1949 in Recife, Brazil where he lives and works. One of Brazil’s most influential contemporary artists, Bruscky has developed his unique, multidisciplinary practice in a career spanning over 40 years. A pioneer of Mail art in Brazil in the 60s, he held his first Mail art exhibition in 1976, which was shut down by the police. In the 70s he was associated with Fluxus and influenced by the work of leaders of the avant-garde such as Marcel Duchamp and John Cage.

Highly experimental, innovative and controversial; Bruscky’s work reflects a simultaneous engagement with the local artistic framework of his hometown of Recife and a global network, which he documents through performance, mail-art, poetry, photography, collage and film. For years he worked at the Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, Recife where he utilized the basic resources available to him; printer paper, photocopiers, blueprint machines, envelopes and stamps to continue making art whilst making a living.

Combining visual and literary language, Bruscky vocalizes a humorous, though critical commentary of local and international culture and politics; a response to a lifetime of political repression experienced through living under Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964 – 1985, where he suffered imprisonment multiple times and was threatened to become ‘disappeared’.

Today, Bruscky remains one of the leaders of Contemporary art in Brazil. He was featured four times in the São Paulo Biennal (1981, 1989, 2004 and 2010) and in the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009). His works are included in the collections of MoMA; Guggenheim Museum; Tate Gallery; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Stedelijk Museum, among others.

[Richard Saltoun Gallery]

  • Adrián Balseca: Routing Rubber
    Jan 19 – Mar 30, 2024
    Canal Projects
    New York, USA
    ROUTING RUBBER (January 19th – March 30th, 2024), showcases Ecuadorian artist Adrián Balseca’s (Quito, b. 1989) research on the plantation rubber industry in the Amazon. Produced on black and white, 16mm film, The Skin of Labour (2016) and its accompanying archive, provide a historical revision of the Amazon’s rubber boom, which saw its highest production from the years 1879 to 1912. Through the project, Balseca challenges the idea of the Amazon as a natural horizon, centering this territory as the origin of industrial modernity. (more…)
  • NXTHVN Fellowship Program
    Deadline February 26, 2024
    NXTHVN
    New Haven, CT, USA
    NXTHVN is a groundbreaking institution that combines the best of arts and entrepreneurship. Through access, education, programming and impact investing, NXTHVN launches the careers of artists and curators and strengthens the livelihood of its local community. Located in the historically African-American Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, CT, the expansive adapted-reuse campus houses gallery, studio, office, performance and living spaces. (more…)