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«In between senses and matter, lies a tension which holds things together. 
Within this gap I build a shelter.»

Paloma Bosquê’s work unfolds from an investigation of the materiality of bodies in transformation. Her practice revolves around the idea that the material world is a culmination of all matter, including the human. By challenging the Western definitions of animate and the inanimate, she attempts to reach a dimension beyond language or where things cannot yet be named.

By assembling a myriad of materials, Bosquê presents bodies not as isolated entities but as permeable and moving matter, continuously transforming each other, establishing and revoking connections within and beyond the realm of the visible.  

Paloma Bosquê (b. Garça, 1982) lives and works between São Paulo and Basel.

Her most recent solo exhibitions include To Dream Oneself into Existence, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium (2022); one other night, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2020); Dark Matter, Blum and Poe, Tokyo (2020); In the Hot Sun of a Christmas Day, Mendes Wood DM, New York (2019); Inventory, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2018); The Hollow and the Seam, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon (2017); Field, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2016); The Unsetteling, Pivô, São Paulo (2015).

Additionally, her work has been included in institutional group exhibitions as All season sanctuary, Mendes Wood DM at d'Ouwe Kerk, Retranchement (2022); A Natural History of Ruins, Pivô, São Paulo (2021); Il Coltello Nella Carne, PAC, Milan (2018); Bienal de Coimbra, Coimbra (2017); Mycorial Theatre, Pivô, São Paulo (2016); Projeto Piauí, Pivô, São Paulo (2016); Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, The Jewish Museum, New York (2016); United States of Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2015).

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Education
2007
BA in Graphic Design at Centro Universitário Senac, São Paulo, Brazil
2023
MA in Institute Art Gender Nature at FHNW, Basel, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions
2023
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
2022
To Dream Oneself into Existence, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Matéria, Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels, Belgium
2021
one other night, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2020
Dark Matter, Blum and Poe, Tokyo, Japan
2019
In The Hot Sun Of A Christmas Day, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
2018
Inventory, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
2017
The Hollow and the Seam, Pavilhão Branco – Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
2016
Field, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2015
The Unsettling, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
2014
A Step Under, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

Group Exhibitions
2022

All season sanctuary, Mendes Wood DM at d'Ouwe Kerk, Retranchement, The Netherlands
2021
A Natural History of Ruins, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
2019
Terra Trema, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy
2018
Il Coltello Nella Carne, PAC, Milan, Italy
Textile Abstraction, Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia
MA colectiva, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017
Healing and Repairing, Anozero – Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Off Road, Zeno X, Antwerp, Belgium
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany
Neither., Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Queermuseu - Cartografias da Diferença na Arte Brasileira, Santander Cultural,
São Paulo, Brazil
2016
Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil
In Between, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil
Mycorial Theatre, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
Projeto Piauí, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
2015
Kiti Ka' Aeté, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
United States of Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA
2014
Ouro – Um fio que costura a arte do Brasil, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ultrapassado, Galeria Broadway 1602, New York, USA
2013
My Third Land, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012
Next Time I would Have Done It All Differently, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
Concrete Mirrors, Crypt Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2011
Projeto Imóvel, Edifício Copan, São Paulo, Brazil

Awards
Nigel Greenwood Art Prize 2017
Special mention Faena Prize for the Arts 2022

Collections
Céline Collection
Fondation Thalie
KADIST Foundation
THE EKARD COLLECTION
The Marciano Art Foundation

Exhibitions
Paloma Bosquê To Dream Oneself into Existence
All season sanctuary
Paloma Bosquê Paloma Bosquê
Garden of Time: Textiles as Nature Poem
EnormousBalls
Terra Trema
Paloma Bosquê In the Hot Sun of a Christmas Day
Paloma Bosquê Inventory
natura naturans
Natura Naturans
Neither.
Curated by Fernanda Brenner
Paloma Bosquê Field
Paloma Bosquê A step under
Publications
Matéria Paloma Bosquê
2022
Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art Paloma Bosquê, Otobong Nkanga
2019
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