This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Rodrigo Matheus was born in São Paulo in 1974 and currently lives and works in Paris.
Among his recent solo exhibitions are: Soft Spectacle, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017; Ornament and Crime, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, 2016; Do Rio e para é to Rio and from, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, 2014; Collision of Real Dreams in Parallel Universes, Manuel António da Mota Foundation, Porto, 2013.
His participation in group shows include: Fade in 2: Ext. Modernist Home – Night, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 2017; Fade in: Int. Art Gallery – Day, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, 2016; Museum On/Off, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2016; What Separates Us, Brazil Room, the Embassy of Brazil, London, 2016; Le Parfait Flâneur, Palais de Tokyo, Hors Les Mûrs, Halle Girard, Lyon, 2015; 3. Bienal da Bahia, MAM Bahia, Salvador, 2014; Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, 2013; 32. Panorama da Arte Brasileira, MAM SP, São Paulo, 2011.
His work is present in important collections; such as Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, MAM, São Paulo, and Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo.