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Ernesto NETO GaiaMotherTree 2018 Cotton voile croc...

Ernesto NETO
GaiaMotherTree
2018
Cotton voile crochet, cotton fabric, cotton knit rug with knots made with cotton voile, cotton padding, bamboo, cushions (cotton padding, cotton knit and cotton voile crochet), OSB benches, baskets of straw, sand, spices, ceramic vases, soil plants, beans, river stones and sisal rope
20 x 31 x 49.8 meters
(TBG 19446)

Ernesto NETO A Sacred Place 2017 mixed media insta...

Ernesto NETO
A Sacred Place
2017
mixed media installation
377 7/8 x 787 3/8 x 590 1/2 inches; 960 x 2000 x 1500 cm
(TBG 18409)

Ernesto NETO Yube bushka / Cabeca da jiboia, maos...

Ernesto NETO
Yube bushka / Cabeca da jiboia, maos para estar junto / Boa head, hands to be together
2016
mixed media
307 1/8 x 622 x 364 1/8 inches; 780 x 1580 x 925 cm
(TBG 17408)

Ernesto NETO The Serpent's energy gave birth t...

Ernesto NETO
The Serpent's energy gave birth to humanity
2016
cotton voile crochet, cotton voile knot carpet, bamboo, semiprecious stones, wooden handles and dry leaves
dimensions variable
(TBG 17740)

Ernesto NETO Toda Arvore E uma Entidade Civilizato...

Ernesto NETO
Toda Arvore E uma Entidade Civilizatoria / Every Tree Is a Civilising Entity
2016
cotton crochet, amethyst, rose quartz, clove
278 3/4 x 244 1/8 inches; 708 x 620 cm
(TBG 17404)

Ernesto NETO Paxpa - There is a Forest Encantada I...

Ernesto NETO
Paxpa - There is a Forest Encantada Inside of Us
2014
mixed media
189 x 456 5/8 x 456 5/8 inches; 480 x 1160 x 1160 cm
(TBG 17401)

Ernesto Neto While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature...

Ernesto Neto
While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature Brings Us Together
2013
Installation view Sharjah Biennial, 2013
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Ernesto Neto While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature...

Ernesto Neto
While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature Brings Us Together
2013
Installation view Sharjah Biennial, 2013
Photo by Alfredo Rubio
DETAIL

Ernesto NETO I wanna bite you, Baby! 2011 corten s...

Ernesto NETO
I wanna bite you, Baby!
2011
corten steel
134 1/4 x 139 3/4 x 175 1/2 inches; 341 x 355 x 446 cm
Frieze New York Sculpture Park, Randalls Island, NY, 2012

Ernesto NETO Uma Janelina Entre Nose 2012 Crochete...

Ernesto NETO
Uma Janelina Entre Nose
2012
Crocheted polypropylene rope and plastic balls
193 x 75 x 99 inches; 490 x 190 x 250 cm

Ernesto NETO The Sun Lits Life, Let the Son 2012 p...

Ernesto NETO
The Sun Lits Life, Let the Son
2012
polypropylene and polyester rope, plastic balls, plants, terra cotta, black pepper, turmeric, cumin, and cloves
approximate overall installed dimensions: 11'5" x 23'4" x 40'9"; 348 x 711.2 x 1242.1 cm

Ernesto Neto O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGem Estacã...

Ernesto Neto
O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGem
Estacão Leopoldina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012

Ernesto NETO Kink 2012 Aluminum, crocheted polyest...

Ernesto NETO
Kink
2012
Aluminum, crocheted polyester and polypropylene rope, polypropylene balls, air, wood, felt, and rubber
171 x 800 x 164 inches; 434.3 x 2032 x 416.6 cm installed
Installation view Ernesto Neto: Cuddle on the Tightrope, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2012

Ernesto Neto Madness is part of Life 2012 Installa...

Ernesto Neto
Madness is part of Life
2012
Installation view Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan, 2012-2013

Ernesto NETO Dancing Allowed 2010 vinyl and corn (...

Ernesto NETO
Dancing Allowed
2010
vinyl and corn
(TBG 12481)

Ernesto NETO anthropodino, 2009 Installation view...

Ernesto NETO
anthropodino, 2009
Installation view Park Avenue Armory, New York, May 14 – June 14, 2009
Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory for Wade Thompson Drill Hall

Ernesto NETO While Nothing Happens 2008 15 x 6 x 4...

Ernesto NETO
While Nothing Happens
2008
15 x 6 x 4 meters approximately
Installation new MACRO, Rome, 2008

Ernesto NETO Stone Lips, Pepper Tits, Clove Love,...

Ernesto NETO
Stone Lips, Pepper Tits, Clove Love, Fog Frog
2008
polyamide fabric, digital cut plywood, spices, beads, hooks
180 3/4 x 128 x 230 inches; 459 x 325 x 585 cm

Ernesto NETO Cai Cai Marrom 2007 polyamide, wood,...

Ernesto NETO
Cai Cai Marrom
2007
polyamide, wood, spices
196 3/4 x 118 x 118 inches; 500 x 300 x 300 cm
Collection Perez Art Museum, Miami

Ernesto NETO Installation view, From What Are We M...

Ernesto NETO
Installation view, From What Are We Made, Made, of  of , Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2006.

Ernesto NETO Simple and light as a dream...the gra...

Ernesto NETO
Simple and light as a dream...the gravity don’t lie...just loves the time
2006
polyamide textile, nylon stockings, glass beads, styrofoam
15 x 24 x 18 feet; 4.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 meters

Ernesto NETO Desiring a horizon of gravity 2005 po...

Ernesto NETO
Desiring a horizon of gravity
2005
polyamide textile, nylon stocking, turmeric and sand
9 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 10 1/2 feet; 2.85 x 6.5 x 3.2 meters

Ernesto NETO  Intsalltion view, Only the amoe...

Ernesto NETO 
Intsalltion view, Only the amoebas are happy, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2001

Ernesto NETO Tás ti cabun...What life gives...

Ernesto NETO
Tás ti cabun...What life gives to us...Ta titan be...What we give to life.
2000
polyamide textile, tumeric, clove, sand
40 x 32 x 32 feet
Installation view Open Ends, MoMA2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2000-2001

Ernesto NETO Tás ti cabun...What life gives...

Ernesto NETO
Tás ti cabun...What life gives to us...Ta titan be...What we give to life.
2000
polyamide textile, tumeric, clove, sand
40 x 32 x 32 feet
Installation view Open Ends, MoMA2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2000-2001

Ernesto NETO Flying Gloup Nave (Nave Voadora) 1999...

Ernesto NETO
Flying Gloup Nave (Nave Voadora)
1999
tulle, polyamide fabric and stocking, styrofoam balls, tumeric and sand
380 x 1100 x 267 cm

Ernesto Neto We Fishing the Time (worm's holes...

Ernesto Neto
We Fishing the Time (worm's holes and densities)
1999
Polyamide fabric, clove and tumeric
Installation view Trace, First Liverpool Biennial, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 1999

Ernesto Neto Sister Naves 1999 Installation view a...

Ernesto Neto
Sister Naves
1999
Installation view at Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, 2000

Ernesto Neto Nhó Nhó Nave 1999 Polya...

Ernesto Neto
Nhó Nhó Nave
1999
Polyamide fabric, ribbon, sand, styrofoam and clove
Installation view Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 1999

Ernesto NETO Navedenga 1998 Stocking, styrofoam an...

Ernesto NETO
Navedenga
1998
Stocking, styrofoam and sand
approx. 12 ft high x 15 ft wide x 21 ft long
Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of Donald L. Bryant, Jr.

Ernesto NETO GaiaMotherTree 2018 Cotton voile croc...

Ernesto NETO
GaiaMotherTree
2018
Cotton voile crochet, cotton fabric, cotton knit rug with knots made with cotton voile, cotton padding, bamboo, cushions (cotton padding, cotton knit and cotton voile crochet), OSB benches, baskets of straw, sand, spices, ceramic vases, soil plants, beans, river stones and sisal rope
20 x 31 x 49.8 meters
(TBG 19446)

Ernesto NETO A Sacred Place 2017 mixed media insta...

Ernesto NETO
A Sacred Place
2017
mixed media installation
377 7/8 x 787 3/8 x 590 1/2 inches; 960 x 2000 x 1500 cm
(TBG 18409)

Ernesto NETO Yube bushka / Cabeca da jiboia, maos...

Ernesto NETO
Yube bushka / Cabeca da jiboia, maos para estar junto / Boa head, hands to be together
2016
mixed media
307 1/8 x 622 x 364 1/8 inches; 780 x 1580 x 925 cm
(TBG 17408)

Ernesto NETO The Serpent's energy gave birth t...

Ernesto NETO
The Serpent's energy gave birth to humanity
2016
cotton voile crochet, cotton voile knot carpet, bamboo, semiprecious stones, wooden handles and dry leaves
dimensions variable
(TBG 17740)

Ernesto NETO Toda Arvore E uma Entidade Civilizato...

Ernesto NETO
Toda Arvore E uma Entidade Civilizatoria / Every Tree Is a Civilising Entity
2016
cotton crochet, amethyst, rose quartz, clove
278 3/4 x 244 1/8 inches; 708 x 620 cm
(TBG 17404)

Ernesto NETO Paxpa - There is a Forest Encantada I...

Ernesto NETO
Paxpa - There is a Forest Encantada Inside of Us
2014
mixed media
189 x 456 5/8 x 456 5/8 inches; 480 x 1160 x 1160 cm
(TBG 17401)

Ernesto Neto While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature...

Ernesto Neto
While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature Brings Us Together
2013
Installation view Sharjah Biennial, 2013
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Ernesto Neto While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature...

Ernesto Neto
While Culture Moves Us Apart, Nature Brings Us Together
2013
Installation view Sharjah Biennial, 2013
Photo by Alfredo Rubio
DETAIL

Ernesto NETO I wanna bite you, Baby! 2011 corten s...

Ernesto NETO
I wanna bite you, Baby!
2011
corten steel
134 1/4 x 139 3/4 x 175 1/2 inches; 341 x 355 x 446 cm
Frieze New York Sculpture Park, Randalls Island, NY, 2012

Ernesto NETO Uma Janelina Entre Nose 2012 Crochete...

Ernesto NETO
Uma Janelina Entre Nose
2012
Crocheted polypropylene rope and plastic balls
193 x 75 x 99 inches; 490 x 190 x 250 cm

Ernesto NETO The Sun Lits Life, Let the Son 2012 p...

Ernesto NETO
The Sun Lits Life, Let the Son
2012
polypropylene and polyester rope, plastic balls, plants, terra cotta, black pepper, turmeric, cumin, and cloves
approximate overall installed dimensions: 11'5" x 23'4" x 40'9"; 348 x 711.2 x 1242.1 cm

Ernesto Neto O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGem Estacã...

Ernesto Neto
O Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGem
Estacão Leopoldina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012

Ernesto NETO Kink 2012 Aluminum, crocheted polyest...

Ernesto NETO
Kink
2012
Aluminum, crocheted polyester and polypropylene rope, polypropylene balls, air, wood, felt, and rubber
171 x 800 x 164 inches; 434.3 x 2032 x 416.6 cm installed
Installation view Ernesto Neto: Cuddle on the Tightrope, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2012

Ernesto Neto Madness is part of Life 2012 Installa...

Ernesto Neto
Madness is part of Life
2012
Installation view Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan, 2012-2013

Ernesto NETO Dancing Allowed 2010 vinyl and corn (...

Ernesto NETO
Dancing Allowed
2010
vinyl and corn
(TBG 12481)

Ernesto NETO anthropodino, 2009 Installation view...

Ernesto NETO
anthropodino, 2009
Installation view Park Avenue Armory, New York, May 14 – June 14, 2009
Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory for Wade Thompson Drill Hall

Ernesto NETO While Nothing Happens 2008 15 x 6 x 4...

Ernesto NETO
While Nothing Happens
2008
15 x 6 x 4 meters approximately
Installation new MACRO, Rome, 2008

Ernesto NETO Stone Lips, Pepper Tits, Clove Love,...

Ernesto NETO
Stone Lips, Pepper Tits, Clove Love, Fog Frog
2008
polyamide fabric, digital cut plywood, spices, beads, hooks
180 3/4 x 128 x 230 inches; 459 x 325 x 585 cm

Ernesto NETO Cai Cai Marrom 2007 polyamide, wood,...

Ernesto NETO
Cai Cai Marrom
2007
polyamide, wood, spices
196 3/4 x 118 x 118 inches; 500 x 300 x 300 cm
Collection Perez Art Museum, Miami

Ernesto NETO Installation view, From What Are We M...

Ernesto NETO
Installation view, From What Are We Made, Made, of  of , Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2006.

Ernesto NETO Simple and light as a dream...the gra...

Ernesto NETO
Simple and light as a dream...the gravity don’t lie...just loves the time
2006
polyamide textile, nylon stockings, glass beads, styrofoam
15 x 24 x 18 feet; 4.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 meters

Ernesto NETO Desiring a horizon of gravity 2005 po...

Ernesto NETO
Desiring a horizon of gravity
2005
polyamide textile, nylon stocking, turmeric and sand
9 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 10 1/2 feet; 2.85 x 6.5 x 3.2 meters

Ernesto NETO  Intsalltion view, Only the amoe...

Ernesto NETO 
Intsalltion view, Only the amoebas are happy, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2001

Ernesto NETO Tás ti cabun...What life gives...

Ernesto NETO
Tás ti cabun...What life gives to us...Ta titan be...What we give to life.
2000
polyamide textile, tumeric, clove, sand
40 x 32 x 32 feet
Installation view Open Ends, MoMA2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2000-2001

Ernesto NETO Tás ti cabun...What life gives...

Ernesto NETO
Tás ti cabun...What life gives to us...Ta titan be...What we give to life.
2000
polyamide textile, tumeric, clove, sand
40 x 32 x 32 feet
Installation view Open Ends, MoMA2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2000-2001

Ernesto NETO Flying Gloup Nave (Nave Voadora) 1999...

Ernesto NETO
Flying Gloup Nave (Nave Voadora)
1999
tulle, polyamide fabric and stocking, styrofoam balls, tumeric and sand
380 x 1100 x 267 cm

Ernesto Neto We Fishing the Time (worm's holes...

Ernesto Neto
We Fishing the Time (worm's holes and densities)
1999
Polyamide fabric, clove and tumeric
Installation view Trace, First Liverpool Biennial, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 1999

Ernesto Neto Sister Naves 1999 Installation view a...

Ernesto Neto
Sister Naves
1999
Installation view at Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, 2000

Ernesto Neto Nhó Nhó Nave 1999 Polya...

Ernesto Neto
Nhó Nhó Nave
1999
Polyamide fabric, ribbon, sand, styrofoam and clove
Installation view Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 1999

Ernesto NETO Navedenga 1998 Stocking, styrofoam an...

Ernesto NETO
Navedenga
1998
Stocking, styrofoam and sand
approx. 12 ft high x 15 ft wide x 21 ft long
Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of Donald L. Bryant, Jr.

Sculpture and Installation
Ernesto NETO Yosuncabe o corpo que nos veste (body...

Ernesto NETO
Yosuncabe o corpo que nos veste (body that dresses us)
2019
Crochet with cotton voile, lavender, wood
45 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches; 116 x 20 x 20 cm (crochet)
73 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches; 186 x 35 x 35 cm (wood base)
(TBG 20846)

Ernesto NETO Untitled (provisory) 2018 Cotton voil...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled (provisory)
2018
Cotton voile crochet, cotton knit crochet, cotton tulle, wood, wood knobs, and semi precious stones
105 1/8 x 69 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 267 x 176 x 17 cm
(TBG 19567)

Ernesto NETO Três Cantos e uma Dança...

Ernesto NETO
Três Cantos e uma Dança (Treveste)
2017
Crochê de voile de algodão, esfera de água- marinha e peroba rosa [Cotton voile crochet, aquamarine gemstone and peroba rosa wood]
dimensions variable
(TBG 18943)

Ernesto NETO Joy 2016 cotton voile crochet and woo...

Ernesto NETO
Joy
2016
cotton voile crochet and wooden knobs
127 x 125 x 1 3/8 inches; 322.6 x 317.5 x 3.5 cm
(TBG 17775)

Ernesto NETO Cosmic roots of the earth 2016 cotton...

Ernesto NETO
Cosmic roots of the earth
2016
cotton voile crochet and wooden knobs
139 x 184 x 1 3/8 inches; 353.1 x 467.4 x 3.5 cm
(TBG 17753)

Ernesto NETO Adam-Boa-Eve, ee a e e aaa 2016 cotto...

Ernesto NETO
Adam-Boa-Eve, ee a e e aaa
2016
cotton voile crochet and wooden knobs
74 1/2 x 129 x 1 3/8 inches; 189.2 x 327.7 x 3.5 cm
(TBG 17741)

Ernesto NETO SoftBubleSurfaceDropmymind 2013 plywo...

Ernesto NETO
SoftBubleSurfaceDropmymind
2013
plywood and cotton tulle
57 x 82 5/8 x 1 inches; 145 x 210 x 2.5 cm

Ernesto NETO TomBorTom 2012 Crochet polypropylene...

Ernesto NETO
TomBorTom
2012
Crochet polypropylene and polyester rope, musical instrument, wooden ball and pin
151 5/8 x 106 3/8 x 71 inches; 385 x 270 x 180 cm
(TBG 20521)

Ernesto NETO Oh Baby, I miss you! 2011 plywood, po...

Ernesto NETO
Oh Baby, I miss you!
2011
plywood, polypropylene pellets, polyamide fabric
77 1/2 x 57 x 82 1/2 inches; 197 x 145 x 210 cm

Ernesto NETO Ar line 2010-2011 corten steel in 17...

Ernesto NETO
Ar line
2010-2011
corten steel in 17 parts
approximately 12 x 14 1/2 x 7 feet; 3.65 x 4.4 x 2.1 meters

Ernesto NETO Prisma Branco 2008 polyamide and glas...

Ernesto NETO
Prisma Branco
2008
polyamide and glass beads
130 x 145 3/4 x 98 1/2 inches; 330 x 370 x 250 cm

Ernesto NETO Purple seed hole 2008 seeds, elastic...

Ernesto NETO
Purple seed hole
2008
seeds, elastic textile
installation dimensions variable,
approximately: 82 x 20 x 7 inches; 208.3 x 50.8 x 17.8 cm

Ernesto NETO Two Colonies Going Somewhere 2007 pol...

Ernesto NETO
Two Colonies Going Somewhere
2007
polyamide textile, glass seed beads in 23 parts
installation dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO Colors, Cultures, Knots and Time 2006...

Ernesto NETO
Colors, Cultures, Knots and Time
2006
cotton and plastic rings
105 x 130 inches; 266.5 x 330 cm
Collection Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Ernesto NETO Two simple turned time for a cultural...

Ernesto NETO
Two simple turned time for a cultural body
2005
copper tubes, polyamide textile, glass seed beads
90 1/2 x 48 x 48 inches; 230 x 122 x 122 cm

Ernesto NETO citoanima demopylea 2003 polyamide t...

Ernesto NETO
citoanima demopylea
2003
polyamide textile, styrofoam and wooden pegs
202 x 122 x 4 inches, 513.1 x 309.9 x 10.2 cm
Collection Albright-Know Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Ernesto NETO Topolo wall dreaming with cut 2001 po...

Ernesto NETO
Topolo wall dreaming with cut
2001
polyamide textile, styrofoam beads
105 x 100 x 29 inches; 266.7 x 254 x 73.7 cm
(TBG 16118)

Ernesto Neto Humanoids Family 2001 polyamide fabri...

Ernesto Neto
Humanoids Family
2001
polyamide fabric, velvet, lavender, styrofoam
6 elements, dimensions variable

Ernesto Neto Humanoids Family 2001 polyamide fabri...

Ernesto Neto
Humanoids Family
2001
polyamide fabric, velvet, lavender, styrofoam
6 elements, dimensions variable
Installation view Kölnische Kunstverein, Cologne
Photo: Manfred Wegener and Boris Becker

Ernesto NETO My body doesn't exist without you...

Ernesto NETO
My body doesn't exist without yours
2000
Stocking and styrofoam
42 x 84 x 42 inches; 106.7 x 213.4 x 106.7 cm

Ernesto NETO Life Crawl 2000 Polyamide, cotton, ny...

Ernesto NETO
Life Crawl
2000
Polyamide, cotton, nylon and sand
Dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO Lipzoid Spice Garden 2000 Stockings,...

Ernesto NETO
Lipzoid Spice Garden
2000
Stockings, spices
Dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO The Ovaloids' Meeting 1998 Stock...

Ernesto NETO
The Ovaloids' Meeting
1998
Stocking and styrofoam
Dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO PUFF (annatto) 1997 Stocking and anna...

Ernesto NETO
PUFF (annatto)
1997
Stocking and annatto
30 x 9 x 5 inches; 76.2 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm

Ernesto NETO PUFF (turmeric) 1997 Stocking and tur...

Ernesto NETO
PUFF (turmeric)
1997
Stocking and turmeric
36 x 9 x 6 inches, 76.2 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm

Installation view Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 1997...

Installation view Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 1997

Ernesto NETO PIFF PIFF 1997 Stocking, annatto, tum...

Ernesto NETO
PIFF PIFF
1997
Stocking, annatto, tumeric
168 x 8 x 8 inches;
426.7 x 20.5 x 20.5 cm

Ernesto Neto Janus Fetus 1995 Iron and cotton 197...

Ernesto Neto
Janus Fetus
1995
Iron and cotton
197 x 167 x 8 inches

Ernesto Neto Colônia 1989 Photo: Eduardo Ort...

Ernesto Neto
Colônia
1989
Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Ernesto NETO Yosuncabe o corpo que nos veste (body...

Ernesto NETO
Yosuncabe o corpo que nos veste (body that dresses us)
2019
Crochet with cotton voile, lavender, wood
45 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches; 116 x 20 x 20 cm (crochet)
73 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches; 186 x 35 x 35 cm (wood base)
(TBG 20846)

Ernesto NETO Untitled (provisory) 2018 Cotton voil...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled (provisory)
2018
Cotton voile crochet, cotton knit crochet, cotton tulle, wood, wood knobs, and semi precious stones
105 1/8 x 69 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 267 x 176 x 17 cm
(TBG 19567)

Ernesto NETO Três Cantos e uma Dança...

Ernesto NETO
Três Cantos e uma Dança (Treveste)
2017
Crochê de voile de algodão, esfera de água- marinha e peroba rosa [Cotton voile crochet, aquamarine gemstone and peroba rosa wood]
dimensions variable
(TBG 18943)

Ernesto NETO Joy 2016 cotton voile crochet and woo...

Ernesto NETO
Joy
2016
cotton voile crochet and wooden knobs
127 x 125 x 1 3/8 inches; 322.6 x 317.5 x 3.5 cm
(TBG 17775)

Ernesto NETO Cosmic roots of the earth 2016 cotton...

Ernesto NETO
Cosmic roots of the earth
2016
cotton voile crochet and wooden knobs
139 x 184 x 1 3/8 inches; 353.1 x 467.4 x 3.5 cm
(TBG 17753)

Ernesto NETO Adam-Boa-Eve, ee a e e aaa 2016 cotto...

Ernesto NETO
Adam-Boa-Eve, ee a e e aaa
2016
cotton voile crochet and wooden knobs
74 1/2 x 129 x 1 3/8 inches; 189.2 x 327.7 x 3.5 cm
(TBG 17741)

Ernesto NETO SoftBubleSurfaceDropmymind 2013 plywo...

Ernesto NETO
SoftBubleSurfaceDropmymind
2013
plywood and cotton tulle
57 x 82 5/8 x 1 inches; 145 x 210 x 2.5 cm

Ernesto NETO TomBorTom 2012 Crochet polypropylene...

Ernesto NETO
TomBorTom
2012
Crochet polypropylene and polyester rope, musical instrument, wooden ball and pin
151 5/8 x 106 3/8 x 71 inches; 385 x 270 x 180 cm
(TBG 20521)

Ernesto NETO Oh Baby, I miss you! 2011 plywood, po...

Ernesto NETO
Oh Baby, I miss you!
2011
plywood, polypropylene pellets, polyamide fabric
77 1/2 x 57 x 82 1/2 inches; 197 x 145 x 210 cm

Ernesto NETO Ar line 2010-2011 corten steel in 17...

Ernesto NETO
Ar line
2010-2011
corten steel in 17 parts
approximately 12 x 14 1/2 x 7 feet; 3.65 x 4.4 x 2.1 meters

Ernesto NETO Prisma Branco 2008 polyamide and glas...

Ernesto NETO
Prisma Branco
2008
polyamide and glass beads
130 x 145 3/4 x 98 1/2 inches; 330 x 370 x 250 cm

Ernesto NETO Purple seed hole 2008 seeds, elastic...

Ernesto NETO
Purple seed hole
2008
seeds, elastic textile
installation dimensions variable,
approximately: 82 x 20 x 7 inches; 208.3 x 50.8 x 17.8 cm

Ernesto NETO Two Colonies Going Somewhere 2007 pol...

Ernesto NETO
Two Colonies Going Somewhere
2007
polyamide textile, glass seed beads in 23 parts
installation dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO Colors, Cultures, Knots and Time 2006...

Ernesto NETO
Colors, Cultures, Knots and Time
2006
cotton and plastic rings
105 x 130 inches; 266.5 x 330 cm
Collection Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Ernesto NETO Two simple turned time for a cultural...

Ernesto NETO
Two simple turned time for a cultural body
2005
copper tubes, polyamide textile, glass seed beads
90 1/2 x 48 x 48 inches; 230 x 122 x 122 cm

Ernesto NETO citoanima demopylea 2003 polyamide t...

Ernesto NETO
citoanima demopylea
2003
polyamide textile, styrofoam and wooden pegs
202 x 122 x 4 inches, 513.1 x 309.9 x 10.2 cm
Collection Albright-Know Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Ernesto NETO Topolo wall dreaming with cut 2001 po...

Ernesto NETO
Topolo wall dreaming with cut
2001
polyamide textile, styrofoam beads
105 x 100 x 29 inches; 266.7 x 254 x 73.7 cm
(TBG 16118)

Ernesto Neto Humanoids Family 2001 polyamide fabri...

Ernesto Neto
Humanoids Family
2001
polyamide fabric, velvet, lavender, styrofoam
6 elements, dimensions variable

Ernesto Neto Humanoids Family 2001 polyamide fabri...

Ernesto Neto
Humanoids Family
2001
polyamide fabric, velvet, lavender, styrofoam
6 elements, dimensions variable
Installation view Kölnische Kunstverein, Cologne
Photo: Manfred Wegener and Boris Becker

Ernesto NETO My body doesn't exist without you...

Ernesto NETO
My body doesn't exist without yours
2000
Stocking and styrofoam
42 x 84 x 42 inches; 106.7 x 213.4 x 106.7 cm

Ernesto NETO Life Crawl 2000 Polyamide, cotton, ny...

Ernesto NETO
Life Crawl
2000
Polyamide, cotton, nylon and sand
Dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO Lipzoid Spice Garden 2000 Stockings,...

Ernesto NETO
Lipzoid Spice Garden
2000
Stockings, spices
Dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO The Ovaloids' Meeting 1998 Stock...

Ernesto NETO
The Ovaloids' Meeting
1998
Stocking and styrofoam
Dimensions variable

Ernesto NETO PUFF (annatto) 1997 Stocking and anna...

Ernesto NETO
PUFF (annatto)
1997
Stocking and annatto
30 x 9 x 5 inches; 76.2 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm

Ernesto NETO PUFF (turmeric) 1997 Stocking and tur...

Ernesto NETO
PUFF (turmeric)
1997
Stocking and turmeric
36 x 9 x 6 inches, 76.2 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm

Installation view Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 1997...

Installation view Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 1997

Ernesto NETO PIFF PIFF 1997 Stocking, annatto, tum...

Ernesto NETO
PIFF PIFF
1997
Stocking, annatto, tumeric
168 x 8 x 8 inches;
426.7 x 20.5 x 20.5 cm

Ernesto Neto Janus Fetus 1995 Iron and cotton 197...

Ernesto Neto
Janus Fetus
1995
Iron and cotton
197 x 167 x 8 inches

Ernesto Neto Colônia 1989 Photo: Eduardo Ort...

Ernesto Neto
Colônia
1989
Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Works on Paper
Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 china ink on paper 30 x...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
china ink on paper
30 x 44 inches; 76.2 x 111.8 cm (image size)
34 7/8 x 48 7/8 inches; 88.6 x 124.1 cm (frame size)

Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 clove and tumeric on gu...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
clove and tumeric on guarro paper
44 x 30 inches; 111.8 x 76.2 cm (image size)
48 7/8 x 34 7/8 inches 124.1 x 88.6 cm (frame size)

Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 china ink on paper 48 x...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
china ink on paper
48 x 59 7/8 inches; 122 x 152 cm (image)
95 5/8 x 36 1/4  x 2 1/4 inches; 242.9 x 92.1 x 5.7 cm (framed)

Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 clove and tumeric on gu...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
clove and tumeric on guarro paper on two sheets
48 x 59 7/8 inches; 122 x 152 cm (image)
95 5/8 x 36 1/4  x 2 1/4 inches; 242.9 x 92.1 x 5.7 cm (framed)

Installation view Ernesto Neto: La Lengua de Ernes...

Installation view Ernesto Neto: La Lengua de Ernesto, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico, 2011-2012

Ernesto NETO Surprise into the dark matter and sis...

Ernesto NETO
Surprise into the dark matter and sister
2008
India ink on paper
21 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches; 55.2 x 40.3 cm (framed)
19 x 13 inches; 48 x 33 cm (unframed)

Ernesto NETO Individual void into the morphologica...

Ernesto NETO
Individual void into the morphological dark matter
2008
India ink on paper
21 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches; 55.2 x 40.3 cm (framed)
19 x 13 inches; 48 x 33 cm (unframed)

Ernesto NETO Embrio void in to the dark matter 200...

Ernesto NETO
Embrio void in to the dark matter
2008
India ink on paper
15 x 18 3/4 inches; 38.1 x 47.6 cm (framed)
12 x 15 3/4 inches; 30.5 x 40 cm (unframed)

Ernesto NETO Accidental Cosmo Body III 2007 waterc...

Ernesto NETO
Accidental Cosmo Body III
2007
watercolor on paper
29 1/2 x 73 inches; 185.5 x 75 cm (unframed)
33 1/2 x 78 1/2 inches; 85 x 199.5 cm (framed)

Ernesto NETO Accidental Cosmo Fluto I 2007 waterco...

Ernesto NETO
Accidental Cosmo Fluto I
2007
watercolor on paper
66 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches; 169 x 95.3 cm (framed)
60 x 30 1/2 inches; 152.5 cm x 77.5 (unframed)
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Ernesto NETO Accidental Cosmo Body Blue 2007 water...

Ernesto NETO
Accidental Cosmo Body Blue
2007
watercolor on paper
31 x 63 inches; 78.75 x 160 cm (framed)
27 1/4 x 59 inches; 69 x 150 cm (unframed) 

Ernesto NETO Sorry!? 2007 Ink and silver paint on...

Ernesto NETO
Sorry!?
2007
Ink and silver paint on paper
16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 42 x 29 cm

Ernesto NETO It Hurt One 2007 Ink and silver paint...

Ernesto NETO
It Hurt One
2007
Ink and silver paint on paper
14 x 10 inches; 35.5 x 25.5 cm

Ernesto NETO So So So Alone 2007 Ink and silver pa...

Ernesto NETO
So So So Alone
2007
Ink and silver paint on paper
10 x 14 inches; 25.5 x 35.5 cm 

Ernesto NETO Untitled 1998 Ink and gold paint on p...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
1998
Ink and gold paint on paper
14 1/4 x 40 inches

Ernesto NETO Ovon Circle Circus 1999 Ink on paper...

Ernesto NETO
Ovon Circle Circus
1999
Ink on paper
16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Ernesto NETO Zoid 1999 Ink on paper 24 5/8 x 17 7/...

Ernesto NETO
Zoid
1999
Ink on paper
24 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches

Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 china ink on paper 30 x...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
china ink on paper
30 x 44 inches; 76.2 x 111.8 cm (image size)
34 7/8 x 48 7/8 inches; 88.6 x 124.1 cm (frame size)

Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 clove and tumeric on gu...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
clove and tumeric on guarro paper
44 x 30 inches; 111.8 x 76.2 cm (image size)
48 7/8 x 34 7/8 inches 124.1 x 88.6 cm (frame size)

Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 china ink on paper 48 x...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
china ink on paper
48 x 59 7/8 inches; 122 x 152 cm (image)
95 5/8 x 36 1/4  x 2 1/4 inches; 242.9 x 92.1 x 5.7 cm (framed)

Ernesto NETO Untitled 2011 clove and tumeric on gu...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
clove and tumeric on guarro paper on two sheets
48 x 59 7/8 inches; 122 x 152 cm (image)
95 5/8 x 36 1/4  x 2 1/4 inches; 242.9 x 92.1 x 5.7 cm (framed)

Installation view Ernesto Neto: La Lengua de Ernes...

Installation view Ernesto Neto: La Lengua de Ernesto, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico, 2011-2012

Ernesto NETO Surprise into the dark matter and sis...

Ernesto NETO
Surprise into the dark matter and sister
2008
India ink on paper
21 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches; 55.2 x 40.3 cm (framed)
19 x 13 inches; 48 x 33 cm (unframed)

Ernesto NETO Individual void into the morphologica...

Ernesto NETO
Individual void into the morphological dark matter
2008
India ink on paper
21 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches; 55.2 x 40.3 cm (framed)
19 x 13 inches; 48 x 33 cm (unframed)

Ernesto NETO Embrio void in to the dark matter 200...

Ernesto NETO
Embrio void in to the dark matter
2008
India ink on paper
15 x 18 3/4 inches; 38.1 x 47.6 cm (framed)
12 x 15 3/4 inches; 30.5 x 40 cm (unframed)

Ernesto NETO Accidental Cosmo Body III 2007 waterc...

Ernesto NETO
Accidental Cosmo Body III
2007
watercolor on paper
29 1/2 x 73 inches; 185.5 x 75 cm (unframed)
33 1/2 x 78 1/2 inches; 85 x 199.5 cm (framed)

Ernesto NETO Accidental Cosmo Fluto I 2007 waterco...

Ernesto NETO
Accidental Cosmo Fluto I
2007
watercolor on paper
66 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches; 169 x 95.3 cm (framed)
60 x 30 1/2 inches; 152.5 cm x 77.5 (unframed)
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Ernesto NETO Accidental Cosmo Body Blue 2007 water...

Ernesto NETO
Accidental Cosmo Body Blue
2007
watercolor on paper
31 x 63 inches; 78.75 x 160 cm (framed)
27 1/4 x 59 inches; 69 x 150 cm (unframed) 

Ernesto NETO Sorry!? 2007 Ink and silver paint on...

Ernesto NETO
Sorry!?
2007
Ink and silver paint on paper
16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 42 x 29 cm

Ernesto NETO It Hurt One 2007 Ink and silver paint...

Ernesto NETO
It Hurt One
2007
Ink and silver paint on paper
14 x 10 inches; 35.5 x 25.5 cm

Ernesto NETO So So So Alone 2007 Ink and silver pa...

Ernesto NETO
So So So Alone
2007
Ink and silver paint on paper
10 x 14 inches; 25.5 x 35.5 cm 

Ernesto NETO Untitled 1998 Ink and gold paint on p...

Ernesto NETO
Untitled
1998
Ink and gold paint on paper
14 1/4 x 40 inches

Ernesto NETO Ovon Circle Circus 1999 Ink on paper...

Ernesto NETO
Ovon Circle Circus
1999
Ink on paper
16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Ernesto NETO Zoid 1999 Ink on paper 24 5/8 x 17 7/...

Ernesto NETO
Zoid
1999
Ink on paper
24 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches

Biography

Since the mid-1990s, Ernesto Neto has produced an influential body of work that explores constructions of social space and the natural world by inviting physical interaction and sensory experience. Drawing from Biomorphism and minimalist sculpture, along with Neo-concretism and other Brazilian vanguard movements of the 1960s & 70s, the artist both references and incorporates organic shapes and materials – spices, sand and shells among them—that engage all five senses, producing a new type of sensory perception that renegotiates boundaries between artwork and viewer, the organic and manmade, the natural, spiritual and social worlds.

Born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, the artist continues to live and work in Brazil. He studied at the city’s Escola de artes visuais do Parque Lage in 1994 and in 1997, and also attended the Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art from 1994 to 1996.

Since then, Neto’s work has been the subject of major museum exhibitions worldwide. In 2011, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey in Mexico opened the artist’s first survey exhibition, La lengua de ernesto: retrospectiva 1987-2011, which travelled to Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City in 2013. The artist also presented important solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas (2012), Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires, which traveled to Estação Leopoldina in Rio de Janeiro (2011-2012), Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre in London (2010) Museum of Modern Art in New York (2010); Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo (2010), Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art (2010), Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma in Italy (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2002), and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. (2002), among others. In 2001 he represented Brazil at the 49th Venice Biennale, and in 2017 Neto was prominently featured in Vive Arte Viva at the 57th Venice Biennale curated by Christine Macel.

His work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions and biennials, most recently the 14th Biennale de Lyon, curated by Emma Lavigne (2017), Manifesta 7 (2015), along with 2017 group shows at Guggenheim Bilbao, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Centre Pompidou-Metz, and a permanent installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In summer 2018, a large installation GaiaMotherTree was successfully shown at the Zurich train station, in collaboration with Fondation Beyeler, with  a month-long corresponding public and education program that took place inside the work.


Neto’s work is extremely well represented in international museum collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Gallery in London, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Hara Museum in Tokyo, Contemporary Art Center of Inhotim in Brazil, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among many others.

Exhibitions
ERNESTO NETO: SOPRO (BLOW)
PINACOTECA, SÃO PAULO
MARCH 30 — JULY 15, 2019
14th La Biennale de Lyon
September 20, 2017 – January 17, 2018
Ernesto Neto: The Serpent's Energy Gave Birth To H...
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
29 October - 16 December 2016
Ernesto Neto: Boa
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, HELSINKI, FINLAND
22 - 22 April 2016
Talks
Ernesto Neto: Fondation Beyeler
Fondation Beyeler
August 20, 2018
Publications