Alexandre da Cunha creates a space in which objects oscillate between strange tensions, bringing the paradoxes of contemporary art into plain sight. In da Cunha’s exploratory practice, a traditional method of figurative sculpture . His inventions emerge from a cross reading of Brazil’s neo-concrete movement and the contradictions of modernist architectural cities like Rio de Janeiro. Minimal aesthetics of ubiquitous mass-produced objects.
Lives and works in Paris, France. He studied at the National University of Colombia (2004, 2005); and MFA in École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, France. The project “Born to Curate” is a one-night performance-based event; a sort of “curatorial battle” presented as a live game show where a panel of international curators are invited to confront each other in a friendly, fun and challenging atmosphere.
Minimalist art actually humanizing a space; the vibrant colors and playful tone bring a welcome sense of levity to an otherwise staid location, it creates an impressive visual impact. Chilindron’s work is typically presented in the austere white cubes of galleries and modern art museums. Chilindron’s sculptures are not static. They expand, collapse, fold, and bend into any number of different forms. Watching one of her sculptures be manipulated into unexpected shapes has a not-so-subtle element of magic to it.