BIOGRAPHY

Julio Villani

1956, Marília | SP - Brasil

Born in Marilia in Brazil, Julio Villani works and lives in Paris since 1982. Since his childhood, he began to learn art in the studio of his neighbor who was a restorer of panels and paintings from churches. Julio Villani has repeatedly been in a nomadic and artistic quest which nurtured his subjectivity and his work’s dynamic. After studying at the art faculty of Sao Paulo, he went to Amazonia “to see the sources of indian geometry” and continued research in European museums such as Louvre, National Gallery or Prado, to see artworks known since childhood thanks to photographies. He studied then at Watford School of London and at Beaux-Arts of Paris before getting in 1993 the Leonardo da Vinci grant from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Francophonie.

Julio Villani mixes “historical references of visuality (concrete – constructivist, abstract, surrealist, sensitive geometrical patterns of brazilian indigenous peoples and popular imaginary) with the expansion of directories  - graphic, photographic, chromatic and three-dimensional - to embroid, assembly utilitarian objects, interfere with pre-existing images” . Since the end of the 1990’s, he participates in many exhibitions in France and Brasil.  

Source: Mouvements Modernes

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Individual exhibitions:


2016 Oblique Strategies, Raquel Arnaud Gallery, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2016 Collapsible Structures, Mercedes Viegas Contemporary Art, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


2012 Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon-les-Bains, Caixa Cultural, Brasilia, DF, Brazil


2010 L'Arpenteur, Musée Zadkine, Paris, France


2009 The scavenger, the angel and the hunched boy, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


2007 Verse and reverse, SESC Santo André, Araraquara, SP, Brazil


2006 Habitat center, New Delhi, India


2006 Gallery 32, London, England


2006 Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris, France


2005 Je ne suis pas d'ici, Maison de L’Amérique Latine, Paris, France


2005 Verse and reverse, Araraquara SESC, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2005 Origines du monde, Centre d'art contemporain10neuf, Montbéliard, France


2004 Verse and Reverse, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


2002 Remedos & Remendos, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2002 Paintings and Indirect Objects, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2002 Appropriations | Expropriations, CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, France


1999 Musée de Dieppe, Passage de Retz, Paris, France


1998 Museum of Art, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil


1997 Interventions sur collections, Musée Beaux-Arts, Agen, France


1990 Archaeological forms, La Base, Paris, France


 


Collective exhibitions:


2016 Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2012 Brazil, Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon-les-Bains, France


2011 Punto Linea Curva, Contemporaneo C.C. Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina


2011 Hémisphère Sud, Galerie du Granit, Ecole d'art Gérard Jacot, Belfort, France


2010 Sound Installation 66x96, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2008 Two Way, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2007 Projections, Center d'art contemporain 10neuf, Montbéliard, France


2006 Passion et raison d'un esprit constructif: une conquête de l'art d'Amérique latine, Biarritz, France


2006 Oeuvres de la Fondation Daniella Chappard, Le Bellevue, Biarritz, France


2005 Amalgames brésiliens, Musée de L'oeuvre, Mantes-la-Jolie, France


2004 Don't call it performance, Museo del Barrio, New York, United States


2003 Don't call it performance, Reina Sofia Art Center, Madrid, Spain


2001 The Spirit of Our Time, MAM-SP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


2000 Continental Shift, Fondation Ludwig, Aachen, Germany


1999 Vivre Paris, Espace Electra, Paris, France


1998 Cannibal City, Paço das Artes, São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1998 São Paulo Art Museum, Col. Gilberto Chateaubriand, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1996 24? Pontevedera Biennial, Pontevedra, Spain


1993 Interventions sur collection, Musée de l’Assistance Publique, Paris, France


1994 They draw how they paint, MAM, Rio de Janeiro and MAM, Salvador, Brazil


1988 Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


1986 Conductor and Giovanni, Institut Italo-Américain, Rome, Italy


1987 Modernity, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France


1976 Young drawings, Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

EXHIBITIONS

encerrado
são paulo

SP Arte 2019

03.04.2019 - 07.04.2019
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07.11.2013 - 10.11.2013
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SP Arte 2011

11.05.2011 - 15.05.2011
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são paulo

Julio Villani | By a thread

15.06.2019 - 31.07.2019
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ArtRio 2018

27.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
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SP Arte 2010

29.04.2010 - 02.05.2010

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