Ernesto Neto's works incorporate a combination of commonplace and organic materials – stockings, spices, sand and shells among them – engaging the senses and inviting visitors to interact both with the artwork and with each other. Neto draws inspiration from the biomorphic and modernist abstraction of Alexander Calder and Constantin Brancusi, as well as from the conceptual, social and performative installations of his Brazilian predecessors Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica.
Neto’s recent exhibitions include La lengua de ernesto: retrospectiva 1987-2011, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, Mexico; traveling to Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City (2011-12); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA (2012); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (2011); Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Brazil (2011); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA (2011); Hayward Gallery, London (2010) and Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2010). In 2001, he represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale, Italy.
This person is part of Sharjah Biennial 11
This catalogue accompanied Sharjah Biennial 11.