Brazil - 1965
Cao Guimarães works on the crossing between the cinema and the visual arts. With intense production since the late 80s, the artist has been collected by prestigious names such as Tate Modern (United Kingdom), MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum (USA), Fondation Cartier (France), Colección Jumex (Mexico), Inhotim (Brazil), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Spain) and others.
Participated of important exhibitions such as XXV and XXVII São Paulo Biennial, Brazil; Insite Biennial 2005, Mexico; Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, USA; Tropicália: The 60s in Brazil, Austria; Sharjah Biennial 11 Film Programme, United Arab Emirates and Ver é Uma Fábula, Brazil, a huge retrospective with most of the artist’s works exhibited in Itaú Cultural, Brazil.
Is the author of nine feature films: The Man of the Crowd (2013), Otto (2012), Elvira Lorelay Alma de Dragón (2012), Ex It (2010), Drifter (2007), Accident (2006), The Soul of the Bone (2004), Two Way Street (2002) and The End of the Endless (2001). Cao Guimarães has been invited to display his works at renowned international film festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Venice, Rotterdam and Berlin.
In 2011, MoMA held a retrospective of his films. In 2014, BAFICI (Buenos Aires) and Mexico’s Cinematheque also held retrospectives of his work.
Is represented by Galeria Nara Roesler in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Xippas Galerie (Paris and Montevideo).