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Upper torso, 2017
sculpture fragment (portugal, 1936), plexiglas, plaster, patella, mussel, coral, barnacle
165x50x40 cm
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Chemical sweat, 2017
Plexiglas, vaseline
170x60X30
installation view: The Lobster Loop, Monitor Gallery, Lisbon
photos: Marco Pires

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Scalp, 2017
Plexiglass, sculpture fragment (Portugal c.1950), seashells, mussels, plaster, acrylic paint
175x40x40cm
installation view: ways of the hand, Galeria Maisterravalbena, Lisboa
(Iman Issa and Joana Escoval in the background)
Photos: Bruno Lopes

wasp1wasp3wasp2 Sunset, 2016
Plexiglas, sumatran wasps (HYMENOPTERA SP)
175 x 50 x 50 cm + 200 x 78 x 100 cm
installation view: The monster dresses in Mirrors, Syntax, Lisboa
photos: Bruno Lopes

 

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installation view: Sunrise, García Galeria, Madrid
photo: Roberto Ruiz

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Sunrise (Odontolabis Dakmani / Henry Moore’s Stinged figure) landscape, 2017
Sunrise (Odontolabis Dakmani / Henry Moore’s Stinged figure), 2017
Sunrise (Odontolabis Dakmani / John Chamberlain’s Scotch Vapour), 2017
Sunrise (Cyclommatus Pasteuri / Emilio Greco’s Donna sdraiata), 2017
Sunrise (Theodosia Rodiguezi / John Chamberlain’s Scotch Vapour), 2017
digital prints on paper
35 x 45 cm or 45 x 35 cm each

A set of staged images where a group of Beetles from the forests of Indonesia and the Philippines inhabit sculptures by Henry Moore, Emilio Greco and John Chamberlain. In this fictional dystopian future, migrations forced by ecological catastrophes generate unpredicted encounters in hostile environments. The fragile bodies of the insects are set against the heavy metal of the much-larger sculptures, the natural and the man-made, the dead and the living, the heavy and the fragile collide.

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Sono arrivato in Sicilia con una penna e un coltello, tre giorni dopo ho deciso di usare appena il coltello (I arrived in Sicily with a pen and a knife, three days later I decided to use only the knife), 2015
marble capitel (sicilian, mid to late 1500′s), pexiglas plinth from Stanza della seta and plastic sheet, Agave americana var. Americana, Agave americana var. Marginata, Opuntia ficus-indica
variable dimensions
installation view: Palazzo Milio, Ficarra
A set of objects borrowed from local museums were used to display american species naturalized to the italian climate. The Plants were collected near Plazzo Milio. At the end of the exhibition all the elements were returned to the place they were collected or borrowed from.

 

 

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