Miguel Rio Branco

 

Miguel Rio Branco (1946) currently lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. In 1966, he studied at New York Institute of Photography and, in 1968, the School of Industrial Design in Rio de Janeiro .

In 1980 Miguel Rio Branco had been acclaimed internationally for his films and photographs in the form of awards, publications and exhibitions such as the Grand Prize of the First Triennial of Photography Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo and the Prix Kodak de la Critique Photographique in 1982 France, which was split with two other photographers. His photographic work has been seen in several exhibitions in the last 20 years as the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, Sao Paulo Biennial, 1983; at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1989; at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, 1988; Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, 1986; Magnum Gallery, Paris, 1985; MASP, São Paulo; Photogallery FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, 1988; Kunstverein Frankfurt, in Prospect in 1996; Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, 1996.

Miguel Rio Branco has directed 14 short films and photographed eight long. His most recent work as director of photography can be seen in the 1988 film, "An avenue called Brazil " by Otavio Bezerra. He won the award for best cinematographer for his work in "Living Memory" by Otavio Bezerra and "Abolition" of Zozimo Bulbul Film Festival of Brazil in 1988. He also directed and photographed seven experimental films and two videos, including "Nothing will bring those who die when they procure should charge me in hell," which won the award for best cinematography at the Film Festival of Brasilia and the Special Jury Prize and International Critics Award at the XI International Festival of Documentary and Short of Lille, France in 1982.

Rio Branco's photographs were published in various magazines like Stern, National Geographic, Geo, Aperture, Photo Magazine, Europeo, Paseante. Sudor Dulce Amargo, the first book of Rio Branco was published in 1985 by the Economic Culture Fund, Mexico . The second, Nakta with a poem by Louis Calaferte was published in 1996 by the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba. In 1998 he released two books: Miguel Rio Branco, with essay by David Levi Strauss, published by Aperture and Silent Book, by Cosac Naify.

Miguel Rio Branco has works in the collection of public and private collections European and American, which includes the following institutions: Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo, the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Centre George Pompidou , Paris, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Museum of Photographic Arts of San Diego and the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

 

 

FORMAÇÃO | EDUCATION
1966 New York Institute of Photography
1968 Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial no Rio de Janeiro

 

PRÉMIOS | AWARDS

1997
Prix du Livre Photo, Arles, France(ex aequo)

1993
Rockfeller Foundation

1988
Best director of photography for "Living Memory" by Otavio Bezerra and "Abolition" by Zozimo Bulbul on the Festival of Brasilia

1986
Video "Delete Sesame" won the following: Special Jury Prize, International Short Film Festival, Salvador, Video and Best Direction, Film and Video Festival of Maranhao, Sao Luis, Brazil

1982
Prix Kodak de la Critique Photographique, Paris (jointly with two other photographers)

1982
Special Jury Prize and International Critics Prize, XI Festival International du Film et the Court métrage du Film Documentaire, Lille, France for "Nothing I will take when I die those who owe me mony I will charge in hell"

1981
Best Photography, Film Festival of Brasilia for the film "Nothing I will take when I die those who owe me mony I will charge in hell"

1980
Grand Prix 1st Triennial of Photography Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo

 

EXPOSIÇÕES INDIVIDUAIS (selecção) | SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2012
"La mécanique des femmes 1" - Art Gallery Silvia Cintra, Brazil
"Porto Alegre, Brazil" - Santander Cultural
"La mécanique des femmes 2" - Art Gallery André Millan, Brazil

2011
"Solo" (Kulturhuset, Estocolmo, Suécia)
"Jazz" (Centro Cultural e Turístico do Sistema Fiemg, Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil)
"Sem Texto" (Galeria Zoom de Fotografia, Paraty, RJ, Brazil)

2010
Montagem do Pavilhão "Miguel Rio Branco" (Inhotim-Instituto de Arte Contemporânea e Jardim Botânico, Brumadinho, MG, Brazil)
"Maldicidades- Marco Zero" (Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
"Miguel Rio Branco" (Paulo Darzé Galeria de Arte, Salvador, BA, Brazil)

2009
"Divagações de um Fugu Delirante" (Silvia Cintra Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
"Miguel Rio Branco: Divagações de um Fugu Delirante" (Art Gallery Millan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)

2008
"Amarrando Piedras" (Galeria Oliva Araúna, Madrid, Spain)
"Dislecsia" (Casa América, Madrid, Spain)
Exposição (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Tóquio, Tóquio, Japan)

2007
"Museu de Tudo", Garage Salles, Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Dislecsia", Art Gallery Millan, São Paulo, Brazil

2006
Art Gallery Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
"Out of Nowhere", Groninger Museu, Groninger, The Netherlands
"Dislecsia", Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groninger, The Netherlands
"Por Baixo dos Tubarões" , Silvia Cintra Art Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005
"Rencontres d'Arles" Église des Frères Prêcheurs, Arles, France
"Plaisir La Douleur" Maison Européenne de La Photographie, Paris, France
"Série Santa Rosa" JGM Galerie, Paris, Frence
"Broyer du Noir" Galerie 1900/2000, Paris, France

2004
"Algunas Habaneras, otras no..." Art Gallery Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
"Homenagem a Goeldi" Art Gallery Christopher Grimes, CA , USA
"Grtos Surdos" Art Gallery Millan Antonio, São Paulo, Brazil
"Beauty, the Beast" Haggerty Museum of Art, USA

2003
"Door into Darkness" Aperture's Burden Gallery, New York, USA
"Nakta" FNAC Montparnasse, Paris, France
"Foto Arte Brasília" Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo Venâncio, Brasília, Brazil
"Bzzzz" Silvia Cintra Art Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Beauty, the Beast" The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, USA
"Out of Nowhere" Fotoforum, Germany

 


2002
"Teoria da Cor" Art Gallery André Millan, São Paulo, Brazil
"Fast Flash Blacks" Art Gallery 1900- 2000, Paris, France
"Objetos Diretos" Art Gallery Paulo Fernandes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2001
"Entre los ojos" Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain
"Between the eyes, the desert" D' Amelio Terras, New York, USA
"Miguel Rio Branco" Art Gallery Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
"Gritos Surdos" Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
"Miguel Rio Branco" FNAC Barra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2000
"Pele do Tempo" Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Door into Darkness" Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
"Miguel Rio Branco" Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
"Photographs" William Benton Museum, Connecticut, USA
"Entre los Ojos",Fundació La Caixa, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
"Entre los Ojos" Centro Insular de Cultura, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
"Entre los Ojos" Sala de Exposiciones Alameda, Málaga, Spain
"Entre los Ojos" Colexio de Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1999
"Entre los Ojos" Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
"Silent Book" Art Gallery Módulo, Lisboa, Portugal
"Sketches of Fear" D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA
"Natures presque morts" Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, France
"Miguel Rio Branco" Rena Bransten Gallery , San Francisco, USA

1998
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Art Gallery Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
London Projects, London, Inglaterra
Art Gallery Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
"Nakta" Rena Bransten Gallery , San Francisco, USA

1997
"Between the eyes, the desert" In Site 97, San Diego, USA
"Nakta" D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, USA
"Between the eyes, the desert" In site 97, Casa de La Cultura de Tijuana, Mexico
Museu de Arte Moderna de Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
"Objetos Diretos" Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil

1996
"Out of Nowhere" Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Out of Nowhere" Foto Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
"Miguel Rio Branco" Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA
"Nakta" I Bienal Internacional de Foto de Curitiba, Casa Vermelha, Paraná, Brazil
Joel Edelstein Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Art Gallery Agathe Gaillard, Paris, France

 

1995
"Out of Nowhere" IFA Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Art Gallery Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

1993
Centro de estudios Rómulo Gallegos, Caracas, Venezuela
"La peau, les cendres" Espace Archide, Paris, France
Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris, France
"Out of Nowhere" Ludwig Forum, Achen, Germany
"Revê la Bête" Art Gallery Agathe Gaillard, Paris, France

1992
"Coração Espelho da Carne" Stadtliche Galerie Tuttlingen, Berlin

1991
IFA Gallery, Bonn, Germany
Foto Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
"Petites réflexions sur une certaine bestialité" Chapelle St. Jean de Moustier, Rencontres d'Arles, France

1990
"Desenhos e pinturas" Espaço Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1989
"Pinturas" Art Gallery Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Coração Espelho da Carne" Gallery Fotoptica, São Paulo, Brazil

1988
"Coração Espelho da Carne" Pallazo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

1987
"Coração Espelho da Carne" (fotografias), Fotoptica, São Paulo, Brazil
"Doce Suor Amargo" FotoArt Gallery FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1986
"Foto Sequências" (fotografias) FotoArt Gallery Teatro San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1985
"Coração espelho da carne" (fotografias), Art Gallery Magnum, Paris, France
"Coração espelho da carne" Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
"Coração espelho da carne" FotoArt Gallery FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1982
"Fotografias" Gabinete de Cultura, Bilbao, Spain

1980
"Nada levarei qundo morrer aqueles que mim deve cobrarei no inferno" (photographs and audio- visual) Art Gallery Fotoptica, São Paulo, Brazil
"Nada levarei qundo morrer aqueles que mim deve cobrarei no inferno" FotoArt Gallery FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1979
"Negativo Sujo" (photographs) Theater Castro Alves, Salvador, Brazil
"Negativo Sujo" Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea, João Pessoa , Brazil
"Negativo Sujo" Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil

1978
"Negativo Sujo" (photographs) Escola de Artes Visuais, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1977
"Photographs" Ipanema Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1974
"Photographs" Art Gallery Grupo B, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1972
"Filmes e Fotografias, Veste Sagrada" Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1967
"Drawings" Art Gallery Relevo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1966
"Paintings" Columbia University, New York, USA

1964
"Pinturas e Desenhos" Gallerie Anlikerkeller, Bern, Switzerland

 


EXPOSIÇÕES COLECTIVAS (Selecção) | GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2005
"Artistas da Galeria Millan Antonio na 5 Bienal do Mercosul" Galeria Millan Antonio, São Paulo, Brazil
"Piscinas" Galeria Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Bresil = Foot Art" Galeria 1900- 2000, Paris, France
"Arte Pará 2005" Fundação Romulo Maiorana, Belém, Pará, Brazil
"Espelho Meu" Centro Cultural Belém, Portugal
"Gritos Surdos" Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2004
"Brazil Body Nostalgia" The National Museum of Art, Tokio, Japão
"Arte Contemporânea no Atelier Ibere Camargo" Atelier de gravura da Fundação Ibere Camargo, São Paulo, Brazil
"Paralela 2004" Vila Olimpia - São Paulo, Brazil
"Santíssima Trindade: Miguel Rio Branco, Arthur Omar, Mario Cravo Neto" Murilo Castro Escritório de Arte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Centro de Arte Contemporanea Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
"Casa da luz - Fotografias da coleção de Mário Teixeira da Silva" Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain

2003
"Revisitar Canárias" Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas
"Gran Canaria" Galeria Elba Benítez, Madrid, Spain
"Calcio di Rigore, uno sguardo latinoamericano" Scuderie del Palazzo Santacroce, Roma, Italia
"Arte em Movimento" Galeria BNDS, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Arte Foto" Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"A Subversão dos Meios" Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
"Beauty, the Beast" The Art Institute of Boston, USA

2002
"Mundos Creados" Fotogalerie n°5, Nederland
"La Mirada" Daros Exhibitions, Zurich
"Polaroid, silent and live auction" New York, EUA
"Violência e Paixão" Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"The Thread Unravele" El Museo del Barrio, New York, EUA

2001
"Brazil Body and Soul" Guggenheim, New York, USA
"The Thread Unraveled" El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
"Virgin Territory" The National Museum of Woman for the Arts, Washington, USA
"Trágetoria da Luz Brazileira" Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
"Atípicos" Silvia Cintra Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Arte e Esporte na sociedade Contemporanêa" SESC, São Paulo, Brazil
"CINEPIFANIA" Museu de Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil

2000
"Two Brazilian Photographers: Miguel Rio Branco and Mario Cravo Neto" University of Massachussets Amherst, USA
"Mostra Brazil +500" Módulo de Arte Contemporânea, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
"A fotografia no Espelho" Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
"AMNESIA" Blibioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia
"AMNESIA" Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
"AMNESIA" Contemporary Art Center, Ohio, USA
"Situações: Arte Brazileira, anos 70(filme)" Casa France Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Journées Photographiques de Bienne" Lousanne
"AIRES, Luz e Sombra" CAAM, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderna, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

1999
"Biennal of Contemporary Art" Tate Gallery, Liverpool, London
"Magnum 50 Ans" Paris, France
"Carnaval" Museo Extremeño de Arte Contemporâneo, Badajoz
"A imagem do Som de Caetano Veloso" Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Viva Brazil" Galeria 1900- 2000, Paris, France
Zeno x Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

1998
"AMNESIA , Track 16" Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
"LUMO" Jyvaskila, Finland
"Mysterious Voyages" Contemporary Museum Baltimore
"Exterminating Angel" Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
"The Garden of the Forking Paths" Kunstforenningen Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki
"Poéticas da Cor" Centro Cultural Light , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Poéticas da Cor" Centro Culural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
"Roteiros Roteiros Roteiros.... " XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
"Arte Contemporânea Brazileira: Um e Outro" XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

1997
"TRUCE: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions" Site Santa Fé, New Mexico
"Exterminating Angel" Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
"Between the eyes, the desert" In Site 97, San Diego, USA
"Objetos Diretos" Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
"Photographee ne présent" Biblioteca Nacional da France, Paris, France

1996
"Door into Darkness" (instalação), Prospect 96 Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
"Excesso" Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

1995
"Panorama da arte Brazileira" Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo e Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"75- 85 Prix Kodak de la critique photographique" Kodak Paris, France

1994
"Out of Nowhere" Castillo del Morro, Quinta Bienal de Havana, Cuba
"Out of Nowhere" Ludwig Forum, Germany
"A Hidden View" Barbian Center Concourse Gallery, London
"Image and Memory - Latino American Photoraphy", Exposição Itinerante, USA

1993
"Paixão do olhar" Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Arte Amazonas" Berlin Kunsthalle, Germany
"Sobre Santiago - três de Magnum" Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1992
"Arte Amazonas" Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Diversidade Latino Americana" Galeria 1900- 2000, Paris, France
"Arte e Poder" Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Brazilian Color Photography" Houston Photofest, EUA

1990
Suadouro (fotografias), Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France
"Pequenas reflexões sobre uma certa bestialidade" (instalação), Photo Biennale Rotterdam
"Art Frankfurt" Galeria Bruno Mussath Arco Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo Brazil

1989
"3a Bienal de Arte de Cuba" (fotografias) La Habana, Cuba
"UABC: Contemporary Art in Uruguai, Argentina, Brazil, Chile" (photographs) Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holanda
"Rio Hoje" (pintura), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Brazil, cenários e personagens" Galeria de Fotografia da FUNART, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

1988
"Brazil Projects" P.S.1, Long Island - NY, USA

1987
"Latin American Photography" Australian Center of Photography, Sydney, Australia
"On the Line, the New Color Photojournalism" Spencer Museum of Art, Laguna
"Gloria Art Museum" Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery
"Masters of Street Photography III" Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA

1986
"50 Jahre Moderne Farbfotografie" Fotokina, Cologne
"On the Line, the New Color Photojournalism" Walker Art Center of Minneapolis, Portland Museum of Art, Oakland Art Museum
"1a Quadrienal de Fotografia" Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil
"Diálogo com Amaú" (multi- visual installation), Rencontres Photo d'Arles, France
"Color Photographs from south America" Burden Gallery, New York, USA

1985
"Auto retrato do Brazileiro" Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil

1984
"Brazilian Color Photography" Burden Gallery - Aperture Foudation, New York, USA
"Les Présidents" Magnum Gallery, Paris, France

1983
"1a Bienal de Arte de Cuba" (photographs), La Havana, Cuba
"Diálogo com Amaú" (multi- visual installation), XVII Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
"Photographs" Galeria Arco, São Paulo, Brazil
"Brésil des Brésiliens" Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
"O tempo do olhar" (photographs), Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro), Brazil
"Journées audio visuelles" (film), Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
"De l'eau dans le jazz" (audio- visual installation), Rencontres Photo d'Arles, France

1982
"O tempo do olhar" (photographs), Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil
"Nada levarei quando morrer aqueles que mim deve cobrarei no inferno" (film) Oberhausen Film Festival, West Germany
"Fotografia Contemporânea Latino- Americana" Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
"Prix Kodak Color" Kodak Paris, France

1981
"Coloquio Latino Americano de Fotografia" (audiovisual: nada levarei...), Mexico City
"Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand" (photographs), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil
"Quasi Cinema" (instalation with projections), FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro
"Bienal de São Paulo" Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil

1980
"1a Trienal de Fotografia" Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil
"Quasi Cinema" (film projection) Centro Internazzionale di Breza, Italy
"Camera Incantate" (negativo sujo installation), Palazzo Reale, Milano

1979
"Foto Bahia" (photographs) Teatro Castro Alves, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
"Nossa Gente" (photographs) Fotogaleria FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1977
"Photographs" Galeria Grafitti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1976
"Grande São Paulo" (photographs), Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil

1968
"Objects and Sculpture" Galeria Goeldi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

1967
"Paintings" Salão Esso de Artes Plásticas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Paintings" IX Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

1966
"The Young Three" (paintings) Sawdust Gallery, New York, USA

1964
"Brazilian Art Today" The Chase Manhathan Bank, New York, USA

 

COLECÇÕES PÚBLICAS | PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museu de Arte de Brasília, Brasilia, Brasil
Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Brumadinho, MG, Brasil
MASC - Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
mam - Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany
Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz, Espanha
Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Espanha
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Espanha
DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Espanha
Patio Herreriano - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid, Espanha
ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Espanha
Daros Latinamerica, Zurich, Suíça
The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, USA