Albano AFONSO Solo Exhibition “In a State of Suspension“

10:00am - 6:00pm, July 25 –September 10, 2017 / Admission Free

Light or a natural phenomenon caused by pairing relationships of light and shadow, while each of them has a completely opposite character, has been unraveled in the field of physics, and at the same time has influenced many artists from long ago, has been explored and has become a source of creation.

For the summer program of artist-in-residence at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, we invite artist Albano Afonso who has been creating works using “light” that makes seeing itself possible as an important element. While reconsidering the traditional methods of expression found in portraits and landscape paintings in the context of art history, Afonso produces paintings, photographs and installation works. For this exhibition, he presents projection works of art mobile and light, which represent his works. The sculptural presence that the artist gives to “light” shows both physical clarity and elusive ambiguity, creating a space that causes, for a while, loss of a sense of time and physicality.

The birds and the wolf, 2017
Anatomy of Light nº01, 2014Still-life with, one head, five crystals, four vases and two pendulums, 2014The Runner - after Muybridge, 2015Still-Life nº 02, 2017



1964 born in Sao Paulo, Brasil

[ Selected Solo Exhibitions ]
“Zerbini-Barrao-Albano”, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
“Em Estado de Suspenção”,
Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“Self Portrait as Light”, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati / 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati / Louisville, USA.
“Anatomia da Luz”, OI Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“O Homem Luz - Viva o Nosso Reis”,
CarpeDiem arte e pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal.

[ Selected Group Exhibitions ]
“Espechio Paulo Reis”, DIDAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
“Ways to see Brazil : Itau Cultural 30 years”, OCA, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“The Many and the One: Brazilian Contemporary Art”,
Institute Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“State of Art”, Institute Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
"Sur Nouvelles Narratives”, Fernelmont Castle, Fernelmont, Belgium.


Organized by Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori Public University.
Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in Fiscal Year 2017.