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

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

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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

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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
DETAIL

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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

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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

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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
DETAIL

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
that's the law
2005
polyamide textile, beads and embroidery
Dimensions variable
Installation view Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

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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

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Ernesto NETO
...In the meanwhile, baby is coming, I'm living...
2003
Polyamide fabric, lavender, clove, rice, and Styrofoam beads
312 x 217 x 187 inches, 800 x 550 x 475 cm

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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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
Oinhomoland 'ameioba, scapeiode 'plaiasmioic
2000
Polyamide, polystyrene
Dimensions variable
Installation view Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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
DETAIL

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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

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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

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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
DETAIL

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
that's the law
2005
polyamide textile, beads and embroidery
Dimensions variable
Installation view Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

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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

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Ernesto NETO
...In the meanwhile, baby is coming, I'm living...
2003
Polyamide fabric, lavender, clove, rice, and Styrofoam beads
312 x 217 x 187 inches, 800 x 550 x 475 cm

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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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
Oinhomoland 'ameioba, scapeiode 'plaiasmioic
2000
Polyamide, polystyrene
Dimensions variable
Installation view Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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
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Borbulhante
2013
Plywood and cotton fabric
65 x 42 3/4 x 3/4 inches; 165 x 108.5 x 2 cm

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

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Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
crocheted nylon and wood - to be confirmed
116 1/4 x 138 inches; 295.3 x 350.5 cm

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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

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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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
Headhandmindkiss
2010
corten steel in 18 parts
181 x 190 x 87 inches; 460 x 484 x 221 cm

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Ernesto NETO
Party Danse
2009
MDF
75 3/4 x 78 3/8 inches; 192.4 x 199 cm

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Ernesto NETO
Me and My Parts
2008
laminated MDF
50 x 77 x 55 inches; 127 x 195.6 x 139.7 cm

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

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Ernesto NETO
Topolo Drop Nail to Nail (yellow, white)
2008
kidney beans, white lima beans, plastic net
dimensions variable
approximately: 108 x 7 x 18 inches; 274 x 18 x 46 cm

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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

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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
Us and them on a color field, matter is light...sometimes (from the 'dry color' series)
2005
cotton and plastic rings
6 1/2 x 10 feet; 2 x 3 meters
Collection Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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Lipzoid Spice Garden
2000
Stockings, spices
Dimensions variable

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

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

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

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

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Installation view Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 1997

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

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

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Ernesto Neto
Colônia
1989
Photo: Eduardo Ortega

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Ernesto Neto
A-B-A (top-rope-top)
1987
iron and polyamide fabric
20 x 50 x 150 cm
Photo: Gabriel Toledo

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Ernesto NETO
Borbulhante
2013
Plywood and cotton fabric
65 x 42 3/4 x 3/4 inches; 165 x 108.5 x 2 cm

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

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Ernesto NETO
Untitled
2011
crocheted nylon and wood - to be confirmed
116 1/4 x 138 inches; 295.3 x 350.5 cm

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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

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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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
Headhandmindkiss
2010
corten steel in 18 parts
181 x 190 x 87 inches; 460 x 484 x 221 cm

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Ernesto NETO
Party Danse
2009
MDF
75 3/4 x 78 3/8 inches; 192.4 x 199 cm

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Ernesto NETO
Me and My Parts
2008
laminated MDF
50 x 77 x 55 inches; 127 x 195.6 x 139.7 cm

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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

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Ernesto NETO
Topolo Drop Nail to Nail (yellow, white)
2008
kidney beans, white lima beans, plastic net
dimensions variable
approximately: 108 x 7 x 18 inches; 274 x 18 x 46 cm

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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

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

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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

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Ernesto NETO
Us and them on a color field, matter is light...sometimes (from the 'dry color' series)
2005
cotton and plastic rings
6 1/2 x 10 feet; 2 x 3 meters
Collection Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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Lipzoid Spice Garden
2000
Stockings, spices
Dimensions variable

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The Ovaloids' Meeting
1998
Stocking and styrofoam
Dimensions variable

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

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

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

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Installation view Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 1997

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

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

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Ernesto Neto
Colônia
1989
Photo: Eduardo Ortega

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Ernesto Neto
A-B-A (top-rope-top)
1987
iron and polyamide fabric
20 x 50 x 150 cm
Photo: Gabriel Toledo

Works on Paper
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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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) 

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

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

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

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

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

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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, 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 Aspen Art Museum in Colorado (2014), Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain (2013), 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); 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.

 

His work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions and biennials, most recently the Sharjah Biennial 11, curated by Yuko Hasegawa in the United Arab Emirates (2013), along with 2013 group shows at the Denver Art Museum, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, and Casa de Vidro Lina Bo Bardi in São Paulo as part of The Insides Are on the Outside, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.


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
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Work From the 1990s
12 June - 1 August 2014
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Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
6 June - 7 September 2014
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Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo
4 April - 30 May 2013
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Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012
12 December 2012 - 13 March 2013
Publications
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Ediciones Polígrafa
2014
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Nasher Sculpture Center
2012
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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey / Faena Arts Cener
2011
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Hayward Publishing
2010
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Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
2010