Work

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2018

Washing machine: found washing machine, engine, stainless steel, springs, cables, aluminum fish fossils, various seed oils, silicone, screen fragments, sea shells Freestanding sculptures: found radiators, acrylic tubes, silicone, electric cable, roots, aluminum fish fossils, aluminum powder Panels: Burned acrylic sheets, articulated aluminum arms, Paraloid B-72 resin, aluminum spider brackets, bolts Stars: dried locusts, silicone, magnets Top alter piece: found chairs, aluminum fish fossils, pigeon spikes, screws Wasp nests: fragmented wasp nest, silicone, aluminum powder, computer heatsink, acrylic tube, wasps Arms: acrylic tube, silicone, electric cables, branch, roots, aluminum powder, articulated aluminum arms, diamond engraving points Pots: alloy cast pots, various seed oils, aluminum powder, ultrasound gel, fragmented screens, sea shells, populus seeds

431.8 x 703.6 x 830.6 cm | 170 x 277 x 327 in

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2018

Burned acrylic sheets, articulated aluminum arms, Paraloid B-72 resin, aluminum spider brackets, bolts, acrylic tube, silicone, electric cables, root, aluminum powder, finger protector

165.1 x 188 x 68.6 cm | 65 x 74 x 27 in

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2018

Acrylic tube, articulated aluminum arms, silicone, electric cables, root, aluminum powder

27.9 x 116.8 x 53.3 cm | 11 x 46 x 21 in

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2018

Burned acrylic sheet, articulated aluminum arm, Paraloid B-72 resin, aluminum spider bracket, bolts

119.4 x 68.6 x 71.1 cm | 47 x 27 x 28 in

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2018

Burned acrylic sheet, articulated aluminum arm, Paraloid B-72 resin, aluminum spider bracket, bolts, acrylic tube, silicone, electric cables, root, aluminum powder, finger protector

87.6 x 213.4 x 59.7 cm | 34 1/2 x 84 x 23 1/2 in

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2018

Burned acrylic sheets, articulated aluminum arms, Paraloid B-72 resin, aluminum spider brackets, bolts, acrylic tube, silicone, electric cables, root, aluminum powder, finger protector

109.2 x 132.1 x 73.7 cm | 43 x 52 x 29 in


Biography

Adriano Amaral (b. 1982, Ribeirão Preto, BR) makes site-specific installations that model the exhibition space as an encompassing experience. Amaral engages in an alchemic artistic process, employing synthetic and organic compounds as well as video, light and sound. The materials and objects in his work form rare combinations that deny a categorical logic or hierarchy and acts to decontextualize architectural spaces with a sensitivity to the viewer’s physical presence.

Adriano Amaral lives in Portugal. He obtained an MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London (UK) before becoming an artist-in-residence at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL), in 2016. Recent solo exhibitions include Rurais, Galeria Jacqueline Martins, São Paulo (BR); Skinny Goat, Galeria Múrias Centeno, Lisbon (PT) and Alloy Alloy, Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL). His group exhibitions include, Alluring shapes, Tempting spaces, curated by Domenico de Chirico, Galerie Eva Meyer, Paris (FR); Bearable Lightness of Being, GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL); and Condo, The Sunday Painter, London (UK). In 2017 he was awarded the Mondriaan Fund Working Contribution for Proven Talent. Amaral’s work is included in the collections of MUDAM, Luxembourg (LV) as well as the Ekard Collection (NL).


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Exhibitions

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