Artist

WALTERCIO CALDAS

Waltercio Caldas (Rio de Janeiro, November 6, 1946) is a sculptor, designer, graphic artist and set designer. He studied painting with Ivan Serpa (1923 – 1973), in 1964, at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – MAM / RJ. Between 1969 and 1975, he made conceptual drawings, objects and photographs. In the 1970s, he taught at the Instituto Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro and was co-editor of the magazine Malasartes. He was a member of the Cultural Planning Committee of MAM / RJ and participates in the publication A Parte do Fogo and publishes with Carlos Zilio (1944), Ronaldo Brito (1949) and José Resende (1945) the article “O Boom, o Pós-Boom, o Dis-Boom”, in the Opinião newspaper. In 1979, his production is analyzed in the book Aparelhos, with essay by Ronaldo Brito, and in 1982, in the Manual da Ciência Popular, published in the series Contemporary Brazilian Art, by Funarte. In 1986, the video Apaga-te Sésamo, by Miguel Rio Branco (1946), focuses on its production. In 1993, he received the Mário Pedrosa Award from the Brazilian Association of Art Critics – ABCA, for an individual show at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes – MNBA, in Rio de Janeiro. In 1996, he launches the book O Livro Velázquez and performs the individual exhibit Annotations 1969/1996, in Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, presenting for the first time his study books.

He represents Brazil at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997, where he presents Veneza series in the Brazilian pavilion. Participates in the 1st Mercosul Visual Arts Biennial, Porto Alegre, with the installation Lugar para um pedra molee, previously exhibited in the event parallel to ECO-92, in MAM, Rio de Janeiro.

In 2007, he participated in the 52nd Venice Biennial – “Pensa con i sensi, senti con con mente” – exposing the work Half mirror Sharp, in the Pavilion Italy, at the invitation of curator general of the biennial, Robert Storr.

Participates in the Biennial “Entre abierto”, Cuenca, Ecuador, in 2011, which receives the prize with the work Parábolas de Superfície; and the collective “Art unlimited – what is world. What is not “, Art / 42 / Basel, Switzerland.

Learn more about the artist: www.walterciocaldas.com.br