Carlos Zilio (Rio de Janeiro, 1944) lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. He studied painting with Iberê Camargo and was a professor at the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

He participated in some of the main Brazilian exhibitions of the 1960s – “Opinião 66” and “New Brazilian Objectivity”, for example, both in the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro – and shows with international repercussions such as the 1967 editions , 1989 and 2010 of the São Paulo Biennial (9th, 20th and 29th), the 10th Paris Biennial (1977), the Mercosur Biennial and the exhibition “Tropicália”, presented in Chicago, London, New York and Rio de Janeiro , in 2005. In the 1970s he lived in France. Since his return to Brazil in 1980, he has participated in several collective and individual exhibitions, including “Art and Politics 1966-1976”, in the Modern Art Museums of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Bahia (1996 and 1997) , “Carlos Zilio”, at the Hélio Oiticica Art Center (Rio de Janeiro, 2000), which covered his production from the 1990s, and “Paintings on paper” at Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro, 2005) and Pinacoteca Station São Paulo, 2006).

The most recent collective exhibitions he attended included: “60/70: A panorama-show of the collection”, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná, this year; “In Polvorosa” at MAM Rio, “A History of the São Paulo Pinacoteca , Roger Wright Gallery, 1960s “, at the Pinacoteca of São Paulo,” The color of Brazil “, at the Museum of Art of Rio (MAR), in 2016,” Transmissions: Art in Central Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980 ” , at the Museum of Modern Art NY (MoMA) in 2015, “Brazil Imagine” at the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, MAC Lyon, France, Qatar Museum in Doha, and DHC / Art, Montreal, Canada in 2014 ; and “Possibilities of the object – Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art”, at The Fruit Market Gallery in Edinburgh.

He has works in collections of prestigious institutions such as MAC / USP, MAC / Paraná, MAC Niterói, MAM Rio de Janeiro, MAM São Paulo, Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo and MoMA of New York.

Pinturas & Objetos


Os trabalhos fazem referência à memória do artista, como a repetição de elementos que utilizou em produções anteriores – as linhas onduladas, presentes em obras dos anos 1980, ou as setas da pintura "Cerco e Morte” (1974), adquirida em 2014 pelo MoMA de Nova York.

Visits to the Collection


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