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ALÊ SOUTO

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1973)

He studied at the Visual Arts School of Parque Lage (EAV) and the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) between 2002 and 2009 under the mentorship of Anna Bella Geiger, Luiz Ernesto, Chico Cunha, David Cury, and Franz Manata.

Souto is a conceptual artist that works with painting, collage, and installations. His primary influence is the Brazilian neo-concrete movement. He seeks to incorporate art into everyday life and make it an active exploration of the senses and experiences. He works with the idea of the urban landscape as one of his primary conceptual researches, questioning how we transit the spaces as individuals and how this transit builds the city we experience. His materials are cardboard boxes and consumer goods that help him evoke a personal introspection in the viewer with a poetic and playful approach.

His works belong to private and institutional collections such as the Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro, Fernando García Ponce Museum - MACAY (Yucatán, México), and the American British Cowdray Medical Center of Mexico City, among others.

He lives and works between Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro.

EDUCATION

2007 - 2009
Visual arts at State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), studied under: Anna Bella Geiger, and Luiz Ernesto
 
2002 - 2005
Visual arts at Visual Arts School Parque Lage (EAV), studied under: Chico Cunha, David Cury, and Franz Manata

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2021

Neocodex. Tales for the new and not so new stories, Galería Casa Lamm, Mexico City, Mexico. Curated by Michel Blancsubé.

2019

Expeditions. To drift as an emotional outline, Galería Casa Lamm, Mexico City, Mexico.

2017

This Side Up, Alliance Française Mexico (San Ángel), Mexico City, Mexico.

 

Fabuloso, La Buena Estrella, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2016

Black Gold Ecstasy, X Espacio, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

Cosmic Cosmos Product, Platoon Mexico (Open Studio format), Mexico City, Mexico.

2015

S.U.E.R.T.E., Espacio Espectro Electromagnético (Open Studio format), Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2014

Kózmic Shack, La chabola nómada, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

Cosmic boxes, Casa Olinka, Puebla, Mexico.

 

2013

Pictofagias, Huma Art Projects, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Nomad and Ephemeral poetics of Alê Souto. Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On Independence and small freedom gestures, La Cebada, and Centro Cultural Brasil-México, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2012

Temporary Cocoons, SESC Nova Iguaçú, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2011

Metropole Remix, FB Gallery, New York, United States.

 

2010

Mysteries, Nomads, Caos, and the Oasis. Four thoughts about the streets, Museo Alfredo García Ponce Arte (MACAY), Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

 

Z.S.A.A.V., Jaime Portas Vilaseca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

2007

Dismantling, Furnas Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

GROUP SHOWS

2022

Imaginario Periférico, Capiberibe 27, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2020

Zapata Alive in Contemporary Printmaking, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.

2019

Zapata Alive in Contemporary Printmaking, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

Dos Colectivos. Prints from La Curtiduría & Art Division, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, CDMX, Mexico.

2018

Discrepancia de facto, Fundación G&T Continental Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

Galería Casa Lamm Artists, Galería Casa Lamm, México City, Mexico.

 

Dos Colectivos. Prints from La Curtiduría & Art División, USC Fischer Museum of Arts, Los Ángeles, California. 

2017

The Good Life, Galería Casa Lamm, Mexico City, Mexico.

2016

The unknown origin of delusion, “Hot August Nights” BLam Projects, Los Angeles, California.

 

Southern Games, Goethe Institute, Rio de Janeiro invited by Samuel Herzog.

 

Manifest: Ein Tag danach - Brasilien nach dem kalten Putsch, Bunker K101, Colone, Germany.

2015

Tzompantli, remembrance and tradition, Galería Casa Lamm, Mexico City, Mexico.

2014

Beyond the horizon, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Mexico.

2013

Happiness sometimes lives here, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2012

Urban Grammar, Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Curated by Vanda Klabin.

 

UM Editions, Galería Portas Vilaseca, Río de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Amplified gesture, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2009

GRANT - Furnas Cultural Artistic and Cultural Talent Incubator

2007

GRANT - Furnas Cultural Artistic and Cultural Talent Incubator

 

CONFERENCES

2017

Matter and space, Manifesto - Espacio, Guatemala, Guatemala.

2016

SITAC Node: Word, Body and Remembrance, Museo Universitario del Chopo, and La Quiñonera, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2013

Portafolio presentation. La Curtiduría, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2011

Posibilities regarding the contemporary studio, Visual Arts School Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

 

2017

Chichicaste - Panajachel Lago Atitlán, Guatemala.

2013

R.A.T. (Artista Residencias de Cambio) - Mexico City, Mexico.

La Embajada - Mexico City, Mexico.

2009

Taller de Gráfica Actual en Oaxaca - Oaxaca, México.

 

PERFORMANCE, ACTIONS AND HAPPENINGS

2011-18

Snail Man, urban interventions in Mexico City, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2016

The day I became a Black Hole, Platoon Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

2014

The day I became a Black Hole, Central de Abastos de Oaxaca, México, dentro del marco del ciclo Por sí solo organizado por la artista de performance mexicana Tania Bohórquez.

 

Infinite Ancestral Flight, Casa de la Cultura de la UAEM, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

Untitled, urban interventions en Deep Elm, Texas.

2011

45 minutos after the second half of the game, Bizonte Lab, Estado de México, Mexico.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2015

Tumulto, book cover for Infancia, juventud e educación, Nau Editora, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2014

Forever Now, Aphids, Australia.

 

​CM2,  Vancouver Biennale, invited by Filé de Peixe, Brazil.

COLLECTIONS

•Gilberto Chateaubriand (MAM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

•Museo Fernando García Ponce (Yucatán, Mexico)

Alliance Française Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)

•Centro Médico ABC, Santa Fe (Mexico City, Mexico)

•Clarisse Lima Hughes (New York, United States)

•François Baron (Paris, France)

•Paulo Próspero (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

•Nathan Walters (Colorado, United States)

•Octavio Aguilar (Mexico City, Mexico)

•Álvarez Olea (Mexico City, Mexico)

•M. Nieto (Houston, EE.UU.)

PHOTO AND VIDEO CREDITS

  • Francois Baron

  • Julio Braga

  • Claudia Cerrucha

  • Hevelin Costa

  • Izabel Ferreira

  • Joana Mazza

  • Jason Mena

  • Mr. Robot

  • Tito Nogueira

  • Hugo Royer

  • Gregor Sur

  • Simone Tomé

  • Daniela Vidal

  • Kenny Viese

  • ​Iosu Zapata

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