Alexandre da Cunha

London, United Kingdom
APT London
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  • The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) celebrated the opening of the latest edition of The Art Show yesterday at the Park Avenue Armory.

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  • A solo exhibition entitled “Mornings” showcasing the latest body of works by Brazilian sculptor Alexandre Da Cunha (b. 1969, Rio de Janeiro) is on vie

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  • Limited edition posters from artists including Jeremy Deller and David Shrigley, will be given away at London Tube stations next week.

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  • Ten artists have been chosen to display artworks on sites across the London Tube network, as part of Art on the Underground’s latest campaign stating London is united and open to the world following the EU referendum.

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  • David Shrigley unveiled a new poster for the campaign supporting London's diversity.

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  • 10 Exhibitions Opening This Week

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  • For the past five years, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) has installed public art projects outside, near the front steps of the building’s main entrance, in order to enliven the city’s landscape with contemporary art and to partially create a "museum without walls."

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  • 10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch

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  • Visitors find Calders galore, works on a nautical theme and some very lusty paintings at Art Basel in Miami Beach

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  • This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents Homebodies, curated by Naomi Beckwith, featuring work by contemporary artists

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Born in 1969 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Alexandre da Cunha lives and works in London. Da Cunha recycles commonplace objects into graphic sculptures and two-dimensional works. His process is reminiscent of the ways in which developing countries repossess discarded objects, which are invested with renewed value in second-hand markets and street shops. Da Cunha has transformed cut plastic bottles into a glittering set of glassware, and rubber plungers into elegant terra cotta vases. For a recent series of wall pieces, he collaged brightly colored floor mops onto canvases to create constructivist-inspired works. Both humorous and witty, da Cunha’s pieces lend mundane objects a new sense of purpose while drawing attention to third world countries’ creative forms of economic exchange.

Alexandre da Cunha has recently presented solo exhibitions at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2016), MCA Chicago Plaza Project, Chicago, Illinois (2015) Real, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil (2015), Contratempo, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany (2013), Camden Arts Centre, London (2009), Vilma Gold, London (2008), Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo (2008), Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (2008), and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2007). His work has also been shown as part of “The Big Ripoff” at Camden Arts Centre, London (2010), the San Juan Trienial, San Juan (2009), “Around the World in Eighty Days,” at ICA/South London Gallery, London (2006), Prague Biennale 2, Prague (2005), “The Structure of Survival”, the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and the Liverpool Biennial (2002).

Alexandre da Cunha is represented by Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, CRG, New York,  Thomas Dane, London and Sommer & Kohl, Berlin.

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