Paulo Nazareth, DRY CUT [from BLACKS IN THE POOL - Tommie], Rockefeller Center, New York, 2019
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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”

Old man born in the city of Borun Nak [Vale do Rio Doce] Minas Gerais, and living as a global nomad, Paulo Nazareth's work is often the result of precise and simple gestures, which bring about broader ramifications, raising awareness to press issues of immigration, racialization, globalization colonialism, and its effects in the production and consumption of art in his native Brazil and the Global South. While his work may manifest in video, photography, and found objects, his strongest medium may be cultivating relationships with people he encounters on the road — particularly those who must remain invisible due to their legal status or those who are repressed by governmental authorities. In certain aspects, Nazareth deliberately embodies the romantic ideal of the wandering artist in search of himself and universal truths, to unveil stereotyped assumptions about national identity, cultural history, and human value.

Paulo Nazareth (old man born in the city of Borun Nak [Vale do Rio Doce] Minas Gerais) lives and works throughout the world.

His most recent exhibitions include Vuadora, Pivô, São Paulo (2022); 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, Berlin (2015), Journal, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London (2014), Premium Bananas, MASP, Museum of Art São Paulo (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Beyond the Black Atlantic, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (2020); 22nd Sydney Biennial, Sydney (2020); Our Selfie, MO Museum, Vilnius (2019); 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).


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
Paulo Nazareth, Archipelago, Hudson Valley, USA
BIRDMAN, Stevenson, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
STROKE, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Nosotros los otros, Mendes Wood DM, New York, NY, USA
Vuadora, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
Garden Eden, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany

Melee, ICA Miami, Miami, USA
[A] LA FLEUR DE LA PEAU, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
PHAMBI KWENDLOVU, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
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
BRASIL FUTURO: AS FORMAS DA DEMOCRACIA, Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, Brazil
Parada 7, Arte em Resistência, CCJF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
Atos de revolta: outros imaginários sobre independência, MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TURNING PAIN INTO POWER, Kunst Meran, Merano, Italy
FAVELA-RAIZ, Museu das Favelas, São Paulo, Brazil
Ainda que tardia: Brasil Futuros, Museu Casa Padre Toledo, Tiradentes, Brazil
Histórias Brasileiras, MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
Desvairar 22, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
All season sanctuary, Mendes Wood DM at d'Ouwe Kerk, Retranchement, The Netherlands
Afro-Atlantic Histories, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
REVIRAVOLTA, Museu de Arte do Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil
SCENORAMA, Javett-UP, Pretoria, South Africa
Jusque-là, Pinault Collection | Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France 
Brasilidade: pós-modernismo, CCBB, Brazil
A casa é sua: migração e hospitalidade fora do lugar, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cartas ao mundo, Sesc Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil

Esperança, Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Carolina Maria de Jesus, um Brasil para os brasileiros, IMS, São Paulo, Brazil
FEAR, NO FEAR, Times Art Center Berlin, Berlim, Alemanha
Língua Solta, Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, São Paulo, Brasil
Imagens que não se conformam, MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Zona da Mata, MAC-USP/MAM, São Paulo, Brasil
Contra La Raza [Against Race], Matadero Madrid, Madri, Espanha
34ª Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
Male Nudes: a salon from 1800 to 2021, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
CONSTRUÇÃO, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Transocean Express, Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal
What I really want to tell you, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, USA
Beyond the Black Atlantic, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
22nd Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
Mecarõ. Amazonia in the Petitgas Collection, Montpellier Contemporain, Montpellier, France
Global(e) Resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
How we live, Hudson Valley Moca, New York, USA
Arte para uma cidade sensível, Centro Cultural TCU, Brasília, Brazil
O que não é floresta é prisão política, Galeria Reocupa, São Paulo, Brazil
O espaço dividido, Goethe Institut, Salvador, Brazil
Meta-Arquivo: 1964–1985, Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil
Our Selfie, MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
A queda do céu, Caixa Cultural, Brasília, Brazil
What I Really Want To Tell You, Atchugarry Art Foundation, Miami, USA
Vaievém, CCBB, São Paulo / Brasília, Brazil
The Warmth of Other Suns, Phillips Collection, Washington, USA
Affective Utopia, KADIST, Paris, France
A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas, Mandeville Gallery, New York, USA
Darwin: Origens & Evolução, Museu do Meio Ambiente, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MY BODY ≠ TA CHOSE, Maelle Galerie, Paris, France
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
AI-5 50 anos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Arte democracia e Utopia, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Collection Pinault Contemporary Art Exhibition in Rennes, Le Couvent des Jacobins, Rennes, France
This is Not a Prop, David Zwirner, New York, USA
Histórias Afro-Atlânticas, Tomie Ohtake, MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
Wanderlust, San Jose Museum of Art San José, EUA
A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas, Tufts University's art galleries, Medford, EUA
A marquise, o MAM e nós no meio, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil
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
Art Panegyri Corinth, Art Panegyri, Greece
Os Muitos e o Um: Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Arte para uma cidade sensível, Museu Mineiro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
¿A dónde vamos?, Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain
Let me begin again, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
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
[In Context] Africans in America, Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
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
[South-South] The Poetry In Between, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
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

MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art
Boros Collection
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Pinault Collection
Coleção Banco Itaú
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
Rubell Family Collection
Pérez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
MFAH The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

All season sanctuary
Paulo Nazareth Nosotros los otros
Paulo Nazareth ADVERTÊNCIA
Paulo Nazareth Várzea
At the Noyes House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing
Garden of Time: Textiles as Nature Poem
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
Melee Paulo Nazareth
Outras fotografias na arte brasileira séc. XXI Paulo Nazareth
Paulo Nazareth: Contemporary Art / Ltda Paulo Nazareth
Contemporary Art Brazil Anna Bella Geiger, Paulo Nazareth
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