In his sculpture, drawing, photography and installations, Tonico Lemos Auad uses a wide range of materials to depict the transience of life through works that are often site-specific and impermanent in nature. His works reflect his particular interest in the natural environment and ways in which organic and everyday materials affect cultural behaviour.

Solo and group exhibitions of his work have been presented at Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK (2016); Drawing Room, London (2015); Santa Barbara Museum of Art, US (2013); Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2013); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2013) and Museu de Artes e Ofícios, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, among others. Lemos Auad’s works can be found in the collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York; San Diego Museum of Art, US; The West Collection, Oaks, US; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Instituto Cultural Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, US and Tate Collection, London.

A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo (1997), he was also a Research Associate at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he earned an MA in Fine Arts (2000). His postgraduate studies were supported by CAPES/APARTES, Brazil.

Born in 1968 in Bélem, Brazil, Lemos Auad currently lives and works in London.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.