Ernesto Neto in his Studio, 2001 -Photo by Rogério Faissal

Ernesto Neto/ Ernesto Saboia de Albuquerque

Brazil 1964

Installation, Sculpture

Ernesto Neto
Ernesto Saboia de Albuquerque
Male
Brazil
1964

Through his characteristic visual language, Ernesto Neto starts from the idea of interaction and sensory experience, including the audience in his large experimental environments that engage all the senses and questioning the viewer’s perception. Taking from the minimalist sculptural practice, Brazilian Neo Concretism, Biomorphic architecture, and related local avant-garde movements, Neto chooses unusual materials, merging the external and internal structures and making the clear contrast between organic and artificial. His installations offer the escape from the everyday world, providing an opportunity to take a break and slow down through the delicate experience that overcomes all the senses.

 They are people with a positive view on life and time
Ernesto Neto – Egg Bed Crystal Shell, 2014 – Image via aspenartmuseum.org

Creating Artworks That Beg to Be Touched

Neto was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1964 where he graduated from the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage (1994-1997) and attended the Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art from 1994 to 1996. Since then, he produced an influential body of work, exploring the elements of collective space and the natural world by engaging and implementing the physical interaction and sensuous experience. Influenced by the duality of the city he lives in, his artworks represent the same combination of nature and artificial urban constructions, revealing not only the visual delicacy but impressive adventure for all senses. Neto succeeded the generation of Brazilian artists known as Neo Concretists that took a part in the liberation of artistic approach during the 1960’s and 1970’s, changing the viewer’s position in regard to artwork by making him the active part and the one who control the artistic process. He adopted their propositions that became the guide for his development[1]. Making the site-specific sculptural installations, his pieces are characteristic for the use of uncommon materials, often transparent with strange textures. Intertwined nets and cocoons, inwrought with nylon carry unexpected things like candies, sand or colorful Styrofoam balls that fill out nets, forming hanging shapes that fall like drops from the ceiling. With the aim of being experienced, these works beg to be touched. His first appearance in front of the home audience occurred in 1988 at Petite Galerie in Rio de Janeiro and international debut in 1996 in Chicago and the same year in Madrid. A few years later, the visitors of the 49th Venice Biennale were fascinated by his installation Ô Bicho! in which they could wander among nylon stalactites filled with pepper, cloves, and turmeric, simultaneously hypnotizing their visual and sense of smell. Another “aromatic monster” appeared in Paris’ Pantheon in 2006 where his monumental sculpture Léviathan Thot occupied the space between the floor and the domed ceiling. His largest work until that moment was shown in 2010, at the Hayward Gallery in London, representing the embodiment of four million microorganisms inside the human body.

Ernesto Neto showed his art at the 49th Venice Biennale

It's the view on the armory from 2009
Ernesto Neto – Ô Bicho!, 2001 – Image via artsobserver.com

Entering the World of Ernesto Neto

Using the crocheting that he learned from his grandmother, Neto stretches the sewed flows to its boundaries, knitting the web successively, by intuition. Asking the viewer to slow down, walk carefully and feel the surroundings, his installations influence on people to notice their own body and its respond to different spaces. For Bicho SusPenso na PaisaGen (2012), placed at Leopoldina Station in Rio de Janeiro, the artist created colorful crocheted net spread through entire expanse with transparent passages that float above the floor, leading the visitors into the smaller rooms made of Styrofoam filled bags that one can stand on top of. His Bicho (Beast) represents unpredictable creature with the animal characteristics. Not burdening his contents with additional meaningful explanations, Neto leaves them available for interaction and individual experience striving to create not only simple adult playgrounds but an idea of adventure felt in a moment.

Following the tradition of Brazilian Modernism that advocates the idea of viewer’s presence and active participation, Neto’s installation Boa, placed at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, from March until September 2016, again gives the opportunity to escape from the stress of everyday life by devoting some time to senses. This time, the artist was inspired by tradition and rituals of Huni Kuin, the indigenous tribe from the Amazon rainforest who truly believe in binding with nature and other living things. Borrowing the shape of the head of a boa constrictor, his new installation contains the same essence as the previous with an additional view on respect of the cultural differences[2].

The artist was inspired by tradition and rituals of Huni Kuin tribe

 It's your view about armory from 2009
Ernesto Neto – Boa, 2016 – Image via kiasma.fi

Ernesto Neto: Who Had a Chance to See His Art?

Neto’s work has been the subject of major exhibitions worldwide. In 2011, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey in Mexico opened the artist’s first survey exhibition, La lengua de Ernesto: retrospectiva 1987-2011, which traveled to Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City in 2013. The artist also presented important solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas (2012), Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires, which traveled to Estação Leopoldina in Rio de Janeiro (2011-2012), Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre in London (2010) Museum of Modern Art in New York (2010), Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo (2010), Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art (2010), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma in Italy (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2002), and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. (2002), among others. In 2001, he represented Brazil at the 49th and 51st Venice Biennale[3]. His work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions and biennials, most recently the Sharjah Biennial 11, curated by Yuko Hasegawa in the United Arab Emirates (2013), along with 2013 group shows at the Denver Art Museum, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, and Casa de Vidro Lina Bo Bardi in São Paulo as part of The Insides Are on the Outside, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. His work is held in international collections, including those of the MoMA in New York, Tate Gallery in London, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Hara Museum in Tokyo, Contemporary Art Center of Inhotim in Brazil, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among many others[4].

The artist is represented by Weng Contemporary Gallery.

Ernesto Neto lives and works in Brazil.

Sources:

  1. Santa Rosa, T. The Art Of Ernesto Neto: A Trip Into The Ludic, The Culture Trip [August 18, 2016]
  2. Anonymous. (2016) Ernesto Neto, Kiasma [August 18, 2016]
  3. Wipplinger, H. P., Gamper, V., Miessgang, T., Ernesto Neto, Walther König, Köln, 2016
  4. Anonymous. Ernesto Neto, Galerie Max Hetzler

Featured image: Ernesto Neto in his studio, 2001 -Photo by Rogério Faissal

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Space to Dream: Recent Art from South AmericaAuckland Art Gallery, AucklandGroup
2016Brasil, Beleza, Hedendaagse Braziliaanse beeldhouwkunst Museum Beelden aan Zee, ScheveningenGroup
2016Open Spaces | Secret Places. Works From The Sammlung Verbund, ViennaPalais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), BrusselsGroup
2016Ernesto Neto - KiasmaMuseum of Contemporary Art, HelsinkiSolo
2015Ernesto NetoBelvedere, ViennaSolo
2015Ernesto NetoKunsthalle Krems, KremsSolo
2015Ernesto Neto: Mother body emotional densities, for alive temple time baby sonMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD Downtown, San Diego, CASolo
2014Ernesto NetoArp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, GermanySolo
2014Ernesto Neto: The body that carries meGuggenheim, BilbaoSolo
2014Ernesto NetoAspen Art Museum, Aspen, COSolo
2014Fiber: Sculpture 1960-PresentInstitute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MAGroup
2014The Five Sensesthe Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZGroup
2014The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990sTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New YorkGroup
2014Seeking a New GenealogyMuseum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2013O ABRIGO E O TERRENO: Arte e sociedade no BrasilMuseu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
2013Spun: Adventures in Textiles – Material WorldDenver Art Museum, Denver, COGroup
2013Linha da vidaGaleria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2013Travessias 2- Arte Contmporanea na MareGalpao Bela Mare, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Group
2013The insides are on the outsideCase de Vidro by Lina Bo Bardi, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2013Ernesto NetoGalerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, GermanySolo
2013Ernesto NetoSESC Pompeia, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2012The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary ArtThe Stenersen Museum in Oslo, NorwayGroup
2012Wide Open SchoolHayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, LondonGroup
2012Cuddle on the TightropeNasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TXSolo
2012Slow iis gooodTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2012Arte e sociedade no BrasilMAR - Museu d Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilGroup
2011Spaceship earth - Meditation on Colour Vibration - Matter ColourCentre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, PolandGroup
2011Ordem e ProgressoMuseu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo MAM, BrazilGroup
2011Installation of While nothing happensMACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, ItalySolo
2011Gigantes por su propria naturalezaIVAM, Valencia, SpainGroup
2011The new design of the ENEL GalleryMACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, ItalyGroup
2011A Rua: Europalia Brasil 2011Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp (MHKA), BelgiumGroup
2011Vestígios de BrasilidadeSantander Cultural, Recife, PE, BrazilGroup
2011Globalissimo601Artspace, New York, NYGroup
2011Quando a gente para, o mundo rodaCasa de cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
2010Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary ArtTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New YorkGroup
2010DengoMuseu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2010Ernesto Neto: IntimacyAstrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NorwaySolo
2010Dancing AllowedContemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHSolo
2010Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the WorldHayward Gallery, Southbank Centre,London, UKSolo
2010NavedengaMuseum of Modern Art, New York, NYSolo
2009NudesGaleria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2009AnthropodinoPark Avenue Armory, New York, NYSolo
2009Ernesto Neto, a culpa civilizadaMusée des beaux-arts de Nantes, Nantes, FranceSolo
2009Ernesto NetoGaleria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2009History of ViolenceHaifa Museum of Art, Haifa, IsraelGroup
2009When Lives Become Form-Contemporary Brazilian Art: 1960-presentYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), San Francisco, CAGroup
2009After UtopiaCentro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Istituto Internazionale Studi sul Futurismo, Milano, ItalyGroup
2009Silent Writings: Writing, print, tracesPalazzo Dugnani, Milano, ItalyGroup
2009Anabasis. Rituals of HomecomingLudwik Grohman Villa, Lodz, PolandGroup
2008Ernesto NetoI8 Gallery, Reykjavik, IcelandSolo
2008Ernesto Neto: A sculpture can be another that can stand uprightGaleria Elba Benitez, Madrid, SpainSolo
2008Ernesto NetoToyota Municipal Museum of Art, JapanSolo
2008Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection as AlephKunsthaus Graz, Graz, AustriaGroup
2008Sand: Memory, meaning, and MetaphorParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYGroup
2008Currents: Recent AcquisitionsHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.Group
2008Psycho Buildings: Artists and ArchitectureHayward Gallery, London, UKGroup
2008Ernesto Neto: …Ai…ai…Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2007Action in utopiaLandes galerie, Linz, AustriaGroup
2007Um beijo de joguinhoMIMOCA, Marugame, JapanSolo
2007Ernesto NetoMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CASolo
2007Ernesto NetoGaleria Artur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
2007Drawing is a VerbPorta 33, Coleccao Madeira Corporate Services, PortugalGroup
2007To Be Continued…Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, StockhomGroup
2007From Sebastian to OliviaGaleria Max Heltzer, Berlin, GermanySolo
2007Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge Part 1Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FLGroup
2007Novel ReadingsCenter for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-onHudson, NYGroup
2007Tropicália uma revolução na cultura BrasileiraMAM, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilGroup
2007MaterialMitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NYGroup
2007Space for Your Future: Recombining the DNA of Art and DesignMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, TokyoGroup
2007Melting PointTokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2006From what are we made, made, of ofTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2006O Abraço do TempoGaleria Fortes Vilaça, São Paolo, BrazilGroup
2006The Grand PromenadeNational Museum of Contemporary Art, AthensGroup
2006ReverenceHudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NYGroup
2006Sublime EmbraceArt Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaGroup
2006TropicaliaBarbican Gallery, London, UKGroup
2006TroplicaliaCentro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2006TropicaliaBronx Museum, Bronx, NYGroup
2006Surprise SurpriseICA, London, UKGroup
2006Leviathan Thot, Part of 35th Festival d’AutomnePanthéon, Paris, FranceSolo
2006in | outTomio Koyama Gallery, JapanSolo
2006Ernesto NetoGallery Koyanagi, JapanSolo
2006UnlimitedArt Basel 37, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2006How to put it up, dulcieneia!Galerie Bob von Orsouw, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2006Forum 57: Luisa Lambri and Ernesto NetoCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PASolo
2006Ernesto Neto-The Malmö ExperienceMalmö Konsthall, Malmö, SwedenSolo
2005The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin AmericaIrish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, UKGroup
2005150 Works of ArtHenry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WAGroup
2005Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
2005A Quarter Century of New Art in HoustonContemporary Art Museum, HoustonGroup
200520 Desarreglos: Panorama del Arte BrazileiraMuseo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, SpainGroup
2005Fairy Tales ForeverARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, DenmarkGroup
2005A Imagem do Som de Dorival CaymmiPaco Imperial, Rio de JaneiroGroup
2005ContainedTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2005Ernesto NetoIndianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, INSolo
2005Ernesto NetoGaleria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2005Ernesto NetoKoyanagi Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2005TomioKoyama Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2005Ernesto NetoDomaine de Kerguéhennec Centre D’art Contemporain, Paris, FranceSolo
2005O Corpo onde não háFestival d’Automne-Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtriére, Paris, FranceSolo
2005There is Nothing Else to Be Seen but the WorldGalerie Yvon Lambert, Paris,Solo
20044 Artists and IButler Gallery, Kilkenny, IrelandSolo
2004The encounters in the 21 st Century: Polyphony - emerging resonances21s Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JapanGroup
2004Ernesto NetoGalerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, GermanySolo
2004Ernesto NetoThe Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PASolo
2004Brazil Body NostalgiaNational Museum of Modern Art, TokyoGroup
2004Perception of SpaceMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamGroup
200421st Anniversary ShowChristopher Grimes Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2004Ernesto NetoMuseu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, BrazilSolo
2004Panorama da Arte BrazileiraMAMAM, Recife, BrazilGroup
2004Special Installation for Project RoomDe Pont, Tilburg, The NetherlandsSolo
2004A Nova GeometriaGaleria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2004Panorama da Arte BrazileiraPaço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilGroup
2003Collectiones ContemporainCentre Pompidou, ParisGroup
2003From Dust to duskCharlottenborg Exhibition Hall, CopenhagenGroup
2003Thin Skin: The fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable StructuresInternational Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TexasGroup
2003Ernesto NetoMuseu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife, BrazilSolo
2003Ernesto NetoMuseum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CASolo
2003the silent cliff: the gate, the house, the garden, the peopleTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New YorkSolo
2003Thin Skin: The fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable StructuresEdwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KansasGroup
2002ForeverAndrea Rosen Gallery, New YorkGroup
2002Thin Skin: The fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable StructuresGemeentemuseum Helmond, The NetherlandsGroup
2002Ernesto Neto & Rivane NeuenschwanderMuseum of Modern Art, Recife, BrazilGroup
2002Directions-Ernesto NetoHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DCSolo
2002Ernesto NetoKunsthalle Basel, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2002Ernesto NetoArt Gallery of New South Wales, AustraliaSolo
2002Ernesto NetoKunstlerhaus Stuttgart, GermanySolo
2002Ernesto NetoGalerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FranceSolo
2002Ernesto NetoMuseum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2002The Inside is the OutsideBard College, New YorkGroup
2002Thin Skin: The fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable StructuresScottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ArizonaGroup
2002Thin Skin: The fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable StructuresAXA Gallery, New YorkGroup
2002Sleeping-Dreaming-AwakeningKawamura Memorial Museum of Art, ChibaGroup
2002Pulse: Art, Healing, and TransformationInstitute of Contemporary Art, BostonGroup
2002Passing Time, Passing SpaceAarhus Artbuilding, Aarhus, DenmarkSolo
2001Ernesto NetoKiasma Museum of Comtemporary Art, Helsinki, FinlandSolo
2001Elfinal Del EclipseFundacion Telefonica, MadridGroup
2001Ernesto NetoKölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, GermanySolo
2001Ernesto NetoLaura Marciaj, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
2001Ernesto NetoMuseu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
2001Ernesto NetoTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2001Ernesto Netoentro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de CompostelaSolo
2001Vantage PointIrish Museum of Modern Art, DublinGroup
2001Short StoriesHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WashingtonGroup
2001Brazil: Body and SoulGuggenheim Museum, New YorkGroup
2001Before Reflection BeginsList Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode IslandGroup
2001Space-Jack!Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan.Group
2001The Inward Eye, Transcendence in Contemporary ArtContemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TexasGroup
2000Ernesto NetoInstitute of Contemporary Art, London, UKSolo
2000Ernesto NetoSITE Sante Fe, Santa Fe, NMSolo
2000Ernesto NetoGaleria Elba Benitez, Madrid, SpainSolo
2000Ernesto NetoDundee Contemporary Art, Scotland, UKSolo
2000Ernesto NetoWexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OHSolo
2000OOBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New YorkGroup
2000RaumkörperNetze und andere Gibilde, Basel KunstvereinGroup
2000SKINCranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfiels HillsGroup
2000Open Ends, part of MoMA2000Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
1999“Raumkorper, Netze und andere Gebilde,”Kunsthalle Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
1999A Vuelta com los SentidosCasa de America, MadridGroup
1999Ernesto NetoContemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TXSolo
1999AmnesiaBiblioteca Luis Arango, BogotaGroup
1999AmnesiaThe Contemporary Arts Center, CincinnatiGroup
1999Best of the SeasonThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, RidgefieldGroup
1999DrawingsBonakdar Jancou Gallery, New YorkGroup
1999Versiones del SurMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MadridGroup
1999AmnesiaUniversity of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, TampaGroup
1999Ernesto NetoJames Van Damme, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
1999Carnegie InternationalCarnegie Museum of Art, PittsburghGroup
1999Zero G: When Gravity Becomes FormWhitney Museum of American at Champion, StamfordGroup
1998Poeticas de CorCentro Cultural Light, Rio de JaneiroGroup
1998AmnesiaTrack 16 Gallery and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa MonicaGroup
1998Ernesto NetoBonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1998Ernesto NetoMuseo de Arte Contemporano Carrilo Gil, Mexico DFSolo
1997NavedengaAldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, ConnecticutGroup
1997Loose ThreadsSerpentine Gallery, LondonGroup
1997Novas AquisiçõesMuseu de Arte Moderna, Rio de JanerioGroup
1997As Outras ModernidadesHaus der Kulturen der Welt, BerlinGroup
1997Best of the SeasonThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, RidgefieldGroup
1997Esto es: Arte Objeto e Instalacion de PiberoamericaCentro Cultural Arte Contemporano, Mexico DFGroup
1997Ernesto NetoFundação Cultural do Distrito Federal, BrazilSolo
1997Ernesto NetoGaleria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
1997Ernesto NetoChristopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
1997Puntos CardinalesFundacion Museo Alejandro Otero, CaracasGroup
1997Bienal del BarrioMuseo Alejandro Otero, CaracasGroup
1997Ernesto NetoTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1997Ernesto NetoGaleria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, PortugalSolo
1997Material ImmaterialThe Art Gallery of New South Wales, SydneyGroup
1996Ernesto NetoElba Benitez Galeria, Madrid, SpainSolo
1996Ernesto NetoPaço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
1996Ernesto NetoChristopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1996Ernesto NetoEspacio 204, CaracasSolo
1996TransformalWiener Secession, ViennaGroup
1996UntitledMuseum of Contemporary Art, MiamiGroup
1996UntitledMercer Union Center, TorontoGroup
1996Suenos ConcretosBiblioteca Luis Angel Arango, BogotaGroup
1996UntitledEspaco 204, Caracas, VenezuelaGroup
1996Summer ShowTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New YorkGroup
1995Pequenas MãosPaço Imperial, Rio de JaneiroGroup
1995UntitledGaleria Camargo Vilaça, São PauloGroup
1995UntitledThe Drawing Center, New YorkGroup
1995The Five SensesWhite Columns, New YorkGroup
1995Anos Oitenta: O Palco de DiversidadeMuseu de Arte Moderna, Rio de JaneiroGroup
1995Country CodeBravin Post Lee Gallery, New YorkGroup
1995Entre o Desenho e a EsculturaMuseu de Arte Moderne de São Paulo, São PauloGroup
1995Libertaris LibertinosPalacio Gustavo Capanema, Rio de JaneiroGroup
1994A Espessura do SignoCarmeliter Kloster, FrankfurtGroup
1994Ernesto NetoGaleria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
1994Escultura CariocaPaco Imperial, Rio d JaneiroGroup
1993Desenhos, EspaçoCultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
1993Brazil HoyGaleria Vanezuela & Klenner, BogotaGroup
1993UntitledGaleria Camargo Vilaça, São PauloGroup
1992Ernesto NetoMuseu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
1992UntitledMuseu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São PauloGroup
1991Formas tridimensionais: a questão orgânicaMuseu Municipal de Arte, CuritibaGroup
1991Panorama de Arte Brazileira AtualMuseu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, SãoGroup
1991Brazil, la Nueva GeneracionFundação Museu Bella Artes de Caracas, CaracasGroup
1991Ernesto NetoGalerie de Arte do IBEU, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
1991Ernesto NetoCentro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
1990Ernesto NetoGaleria Millan, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
1990UntitledPremio Brazilia de Artes Plásticas, Rio de JaneiroGroup
1989O pequeno Infinito e o Grande CircunscritoGaleria Arco, São PauloGroup
1989Ernesto NetoFUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
1988Ernesto NetoPetit Galerie, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo