Cildo Meireles is considered to be one of the leading figures in conceptual art, having created some of the most aesthetically and philosophically captivating works of his era. Born in 1948 in Rio de Janeiro, where he still lives and works, Meireles’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the 37th (1976), 50th (2003), 51st (2005), and 53rd (2009) Venice Biennales; 16th (1981), 20th (1989), 24th (1998), and 29th (2010) Bienal de São Paulo; 8th (2003) and 14th (2015) Istanbul Biennial; and Documenta Kassel (1992 and 2002). Selected recent solo exhibition include HangarBicocca, Milan (2014); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013); Museo Serralves, Porto (2013); Itaú Cultural Center, São Paulo (2011); MUAC Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2009); MACBA, Barcelona (2009); Tate Modern, London (2008); and Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo (2007).

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