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Deyson Gilbert, golpe branco (from Questão de Ordem ou Estudos Sobre a Síndrome de Gerstmann series), 2016, pulpit, metal urn, wood, bench-screw, tonfa, mirror, neodymium magnet, smartphone, nail, diamond, human bone, bible, shirt of the Brazilian team, reflected image etc., 44 × 165 × 92 cm
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With a dense stylistic trait that runs throughout the most diverse media and formal outcomes, Deyson Gilbert has a body of work that includes objects, sculptures, installations, videos, photographs, paintings, engravings, texts, propositions and performances. Through the combination of collected everyday elements — sometimes radically banal or radically hermetic — the artist reconstitutes points of tension within the collective social imaginary in unexpected solutions, which are as precarious as complex. In doing so, he welds together ideas and speculations about specific themes of the image economy of the 20th and 21st centuries.

From functional materiality to conceptual formulation, Deyson brings together tools, objects, fabrics, systems, symbols and dogmas in visually powerful operations, which are overloaded with uncountable semantic threads. As in the chiaroescuro strategy, with every move the artist exposes and conceals themes, ideas and opinions which hark back to the canons of art history, western philosophy and political science, as well as to the depths of occultism, popular beliefs and subterranean narratives.

Deyson Gilbert (São José do Egito, Brazil, 1985) lives and works in Sao Paulo.
His most recent solo exhibitions include  DCVXVI, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2014); The State of the Art, Galeria Elba Benítez, Madri (2013).
Additionally, his work has been included in institutional group exhibitions as Jogo De Forças, Paço Das Artes, São Paulo (2016); Here There, Qatar Museum – Al Riwaq, Doha (2015); Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2013/2014) / Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal (2015) / Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2015); 33º Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo (2013); Mitologias/Mythologies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2011).

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Education
BA, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Solo Shows
2014

DCVXVI, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2013
The State of the Art, Galeria Elba Benítez, Madrid, Spain
2012
Culatra, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

Group Shows
2016

Esforço-Desempenho, Galeria Athena Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jogo De Forças, Paço Das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
2015
Imagine Brazil, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
Quarta-Feira DE Cinzas, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Imagine Brazil, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Here There (Huna Hunak), QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar
2014
Monument to Cold War Victory, The Cooper Union, New York, USA
2013
33º Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Betão à Vista, MuBe – Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil
Ambiguações, CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012
Repeat To Fade, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
O efeito da frase, Museu Murillo La Greca, Recife, Brazil
Se tudo é humano, tudo é perigoso, Curatorial Lab – SP-Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
Sumidouro, Curatorial Lab – SP-Arte, São Paulo, Brazil
23°33’42_46°40’09, Galerie TORRI, Paris, France
2011
Mitologias/Mythologies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
47o salão de Artes Plásticas de Pernambuco, MAMAM, Recife, Brazil
748.600, Santander Cultural, Recife, Brazil
Pré-nome, Phosphorus, São Paulo, Brazil
Meditation, Trance, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
17o Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Loja 99, Galeria Homero Massena em Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
748.600, Paço das artes, São Paulo, Brazil
2010
VideoSur III, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
À sombra do futuro, Instituto Cervantes, São Paulo, Brazil
2° Red Bull House of Art, São Paulo, Brazil
II Mostra do Programa de Exposições do Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2009
dos conceitos e objetos, 47° Salão de Artes Plásticas de Pernambuco, Brazil
18° Encontro de Artes Plásticas de Atibaia, Brazil
2008
12° Festival da Cultura Inglesa, British Council, São Paulo, Brazil
Expedição Francisco, selecionado pelo Edital Conexão Artes Visuais - Funarte, Brazil
2007
Exposição Oniforma, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2006
Fluxo Emergente, Galeria Aliança Francesa, São Paulo, Braszl
34º Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto, Santo André, Brazil
Espuma, Aliança Francesa Higienópolis, São Paulo, Brazil
2005
Prêmio aquisição no 33° Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto, Santo André, Brazil
III Território da Arte Araraquara, Galeria Anna Blume, São Paulo, Brazil
2004
Visualidade Nascente, Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo, Brazil
CAP004, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
2003
CAP003, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Awards
finalist for the 4° CNI Sesi Marco Antônio Vilaça award

Exhibitions
Resonating Surfaces
Curated by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Deyson Gilbert non ducorocud non ou impugnação, plebiscito e legastenia
Permanent Playfulness
Deyson Gilbert DCVXVI
Repeat to Fade
Deyson Gilbert Culatra
Meditação, Transe
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