Paulo Nazareth, Faca Cega, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, 2018
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Paulo Nazareth, <em>Old Hope</em>, 2017, video, 1'11
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Galinha da Angola</em>, 2017, video, 17'45
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Pencil test – for me stay here</em>, 2017, video, 19'03
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Ol Ori Buruku</em>, 2015, video, 2’23”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Piolho Africano</em>, 2013, video, 11'7
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Habla de Feliciana</em>, 2015, video, 48’19”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>100 Dolars</em>, 2015, video, 59’47”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Antropologia do Negro I</em>, 2014, video, 6'5
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Antropologia do Negro II</em>, 2014, video, 7'22
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Maria Auxiliadora</em>, 2014, video, 5'9
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Palmital Free Market</em>, 2014, video, 5’54”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Hasta que se Pueda Andar Sobre el Agua,</em> 2013, video, 21'33
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Banderas Rotas #Rambo</em>, 2013, video, 12'2
Paulo Nazareth, <em>No problem I talk,</em> 2013, video, 28'04
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Landscape only,</em> 2013, video, 14’47”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Cine Brasil</em>, 2012/2013, video, 15'10
Paulo Nazareth, Cine África, 2012/2013, video, 7'34
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Ipê Amarelo</em>, 2012/2013, video, 15'43
Paulo Nazareth, <em>L’arbre d’Oublier,</em> 2013, video, 27'31
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Projecto levar poeira de aqui para lá</em>, 2013, video, 1'30
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Para Cuando Ellos me Busquen en el Desierto,,</em> 2012, video, 11'57
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Nada Mas que un Hueco en la Arena</em>, 2011/2012, video, 21'15
Paulo Nazareth,<em> Intento de vuelo</em>, 2011/2012, video, 3'17
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Hueco al Fonfo del Rio Colorado</em>, 2011/2012, video, 5'45
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Encantando Pajaros,</em> 2011/2012, video, 1'3
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Banderas Rotas #008</em>, 2012, video, 1'35
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Banderas Rotas #015,</em> 2012, video, 2'42
Paulo Nazareth,<em> Banderas Rotas #006</em>, 2012, video, 1'2
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Banderas Rotas #002</em>, 2012, video, 2'12
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Banderas Rotas #001</em>, 2011, video, 3'50
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Penso que é sobre passaros e gente</em>, 2007/2008, video, 14'25
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Carne y Perros,</em> 2010, video, 1'45
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Paseo en el barrio rico de Buenos Aires, from the project: coleccion todas las veces en que soy malvenido en lugares “bonitos”</em>, 2010, video, 6’
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Ensaio sobre peixes</em>, 2010, video, 6'
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Existe Arte Diante dos seus Olhos</em>, 2009, video, 13’04”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>For see things in the sea only</em>, 2008, video, 14'26
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Cabeça de Porco,</em> 2009, video, 27'04
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Princess</em>, 2009, video, 7’01”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Depósito Felicidade</em>, 2008, video, 3'36
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Why the chicken don't cry?</em>, 2008, video, ?8’08”
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Atlas,</em> 2007, video, 6'26
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Dente de Elefante</em>, 2007, video, 26'
Paulo Nazareth, <em>One Rupee For My Country,</em> 2006, video, 19'27
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Aqua</em>, 2006, video, 26'32
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Cabelo [Hair]: A man eat him a black hair</em>, 2005, video, 06'20
Paulo Nazareth, <em>Gaiola,</em> 2005, video, 7’08”

Paulo Nazareth’s performance and installation-based work often draw upon his joint African and indigenous heritage. His ongoing work Cadernos de Africa [Africa Notebooks] is presented as part of Journal: a five-year walk he began in 2013 from his home in a favela near Belo Horizonte, throughout Brazil and eventually northwards across the entirety of the African continent from Cape Town. His walk-performance represents a slow, real-time inquiry into his own experience and that of the individuals he encounters on the way, tracing a subtle matrix of connections that bridge not only people but communities and shared histories. His installations consist of an arrangement of collected ephemera and video works that document his journey. He engages with a number of subjects that are often related to race, ideology and the unequal distribution of development through his practice that is both interdisciplinary and participatory. Nazareth seeks to embody the idea of the artist as a connector, a decoder, and a philosopher.

Paulo Nazareth (Governador Valadares, 1977) lives and works throughout the world.
His most recent exhibitions include Paulo Nazareth, ICA Miami, Miami (2019); Faca Cega, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (2018); Old Hope, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2017), Genocide in Americas, Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin (2015), Journal, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London (2014), Premium Bananas, MASP, Museum of Art São Paulo (2013).

Recent group exhibitions include How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, bulls and lions, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin (2018); EXTREME. NOMADS, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2018); The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect.4 Triennial, New Orleans (2017); Field Gate, Remai Modern, Sasktoon (2017); Soft Power. Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2016); Much wider than a line, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe (2016); New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2016); Indigenous Voices, Latin American Pavilion 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015); The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging, New Museum, New York (2013).


Studies in Linguistics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
BFA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mestre Orlando, famous artist from Bahia, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Solo Shows

Melee, ICA Miami, Miami, USA
[A] LA FLEUR DE LA PEAU, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Faca Cega, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
TRECHERO, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
INNOMINATE, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
Old Hope, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Genocide in Americas, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany
Che Cherera, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
The Journal, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Banderas Rotas, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Veneza Neves, Veneza, Ribeirão das Neves, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2012 – 2013
Premium Bananas, Museu de Arte de São Paulo – MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
News from Americas, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Na impossibilidade de nomear, Museu de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil
Paulo Nazareth LTDA, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Museu de Arte de Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Gambiarreiro, SESI-MINAS, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Group Shows

Frieze Sculpture, Rockefeller Centre, New York, USA
Our Selfie, MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, bulls and lions, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
EXTREME. NOMADS, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Field Gate, Remai Modern, Sasktoon, Canada
Traduttore, Traditore, Gallery 400, College of  Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect.4 Triennial, New Orleans, USA
MODUS OPERANDI, Société d'électricité, Brussels, Belgium
Modos de ver o Brasil: Itaú Cultural 30 Anos, Oca, São Paulo, Brazil
OSSO Exposição-apelo ao amplo direito de defesa de Rafael Braga, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Potência e Adversidade - arte da América Latina nas coleções em Portugal, Museu de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
CROSSWORDS, Hangar - Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon, Portugal
Atopía. Migración - Legado y Ausencia, Centro Cultural Metropolitano de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Humanas Interlocuções, Fundação Vera Chaves Barcellos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Everything you are I am not: Latin American art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Mana Contemporary, Jersey, USA
Soft Power. Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Much wider than a line, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA
Adornos do Brasil Indígena: resistências contemporâneas, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
Embondo, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil 
The Migrant (Moving) Image, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Kiti Ka' Aeté, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
World Light, 22th Curitiba Internacional Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
Imagine Brazil, DHC/Art Foundation For Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil Southern Panoramas, São Paulo, Brazil
Grito de Libertad, 1th Bienal Internacional de Asunción , Asunción, Paraguay
Novos Talentos: Fotografia Contemporânea no Brasil, Caixa Cultural do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5th Prêmio CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Walking Sculpture 1967-2015, deCordva Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, USA
Here There (Huna Hunak), QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar
Alimentário, Museu da Cidade - OCA, São Paulo, Brazil
Imagine Brazil, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France 
Alimentário, Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Cães Sem Plumas, Museu de Arte Moderno Aloisio Magalhães, Recife, Brazil
Histórias Mestiças, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
É Tudo Nordeste?, 3ª Bienal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
The Rise and Fall of Art Biennales, LATVIAN Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
BRICS, OI Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 – 2014
Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway 
Entre-temps... Brusquement, et ensuite, 12e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
The Encyclopedic Palace, 55 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging, New Museum, New York, USA
Conversation Pieces, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Chambres à Part, Edition VIII, La Réserve Paris, Paris, France
Unstable Territory: Borders and identity in contemporary art, Centre for Contemporary Culture at Palazzo Strozzi | CCC Strozzina, Florence, Italy
avante brasil, Kunst Im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Coleção Itaú de Fotografia Brasileira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
The insides are on the outside – O interior está no exterior, Casa de Vidro, São Paulo, Brazil
Bienal de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
2012 – 2013
Bienal de Benin, Cotonou, Benin
New Brasil, Bolivia Now, Memorial da América Latina, São Paulo, Brazil
City as a Process, Ekaterinburg Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Il va se passer quelque chose, Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, France
Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
MYTHOLOGIES, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Meditation, Trance, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Por aqui forma tornam-se atitudes, SESC Vila Mariana, São Paulo, Brazil
Entre Pontos, JACA – Jardim Canadá Art Center, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Diante da Duvida de Nomear o que Vejo..., MAC, Curitiba, Brazil
Interações Florestais Terra Una – Liberdade, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mll2 – 2nd annual manifestation of performance, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Pesta Seni Performa, CCCL, Surabaya, Indonesia
Festival de Performance de Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Na impossibilidade de nomear..., Museu de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil
Mercado de Arte: quem...Mercado de Banana, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Sobre o Deslocamento de Coisas e Gente, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Sobremesa de Queijos, Museu Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Multiparidade, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Individual, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Praradoxo Brasil Rumos, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
Praradoxo Brasil Rumos, Paço das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Video-Performance Art Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
Coletiva, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Jataí, Jataí, Brazil
Awards and Grants

MASP de Artes Visuais – Mercedes-Benz Award, São Paulo, Brazil
12º Salão Nacional de Arte de Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil
2004 – 2005
Bolsa Pampulha – 28º Salão de Arte de Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Boros Collection, Berlin
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
Pinault Collection, Paris
Coleção Banco Itaú, São Paulo
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – Gilberto Chateaubriand, Rio de Janeiro
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo
Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Paulo Nazareth Melee
ICA Miami
Paulo Nazareth [A] LA FLEUR DE LA PEAU
Paulo Nazareth TRECHERO
Paulo Nazareth INNOMINATE
Paulo Nazareth Old Hope
Paulo Nazareth Che Cherera
Permanent Playfulness
Repeat to Fade
Paulo Nazareth Notícias de América
Meditação, Transe
Outras fotografias na arte brasileira séc. XXI Paulo Nazareth
Paulo Nazareth: Contemporary Art / Ltda Paulo Nazareth
Contemporary Art Brazil Anna Bella Geiger, Paulo Nazareth