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Falves Silva

Silva Silva [Cacimba, Brazil, 1943] is one of the precursor artists of the Poema/Processo movement, alongside names like Moacyr Cirne, Wlademir Dias Pino, Álvaro de Sá and Neide Sá, participating in its inaugural manifesto in 1967. In 1981, the artist participates in the XVI São Paulo Biennial, curated by Walter Zanini. On the 80’s, he’s associated with the international network of Postal Art, maintaining an intense and fruitful dialogue with artists of different generations and nationalities, among them Jota Medeiros, Ivald Granato, Leonhard Frank Duch, Paulo Bruscky, Hudinilson Jr , Clemente Padín, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Ulises Carrión and Horacio Zabala. His work was exhibited at the International mail art exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, in 1984, and at the II Bienal de Arte Correio, Spain, in 1999. More recently, the artist had his solo exhibition “Círculo do Tempo”, a retrospective of his career, presented at the Centro Cultural São Paulo. The production of Falves Silva can be thought of as a convergence of two of the main axes of Brazilian art: concrete movements and conceptual art. The artist dialogues with literature, cinema and comics; manipulating communicative structures and images from the history of art and mass communication, Falves Silva creates his work by diversifying the approach and treatment of the materials he chose.





Born in 1943, Cacimba, Brazil.
Lives and works in Natal, Brazil.

Exhibitions at Galeria Superfície

2016

Falves Silva - Sinais

2017

Poema/Processo: vanguarda e história - Basel, Suíça

50 anos Poema/Processo: uma vanguarda semiológica

2018

A Poesia e as Artes Visuais

2019

Novos Meios e Conceitualismo nos Anos 70



Individual Exhibitions

2016

Círculo do Tempo, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Sinais, Galeria Superfície, São Paulo, Brazil.

2013

Cápsula da Memória: Falves Silva 70 anos, FUNARTE, Natal, Brazil.

1983

Brasil Ontem/Hoje, Natal, Brazil.



Collective Exhibitions

2019

Poema-Processo, A Última Vanguarda (14ª Bienal de Curitiba). Museu Municipal de Arte, Curitiba, Brazil.

História da Poesia Visual Brasileira. Sesc Bom Retiro, São Paulo, Brazil.

À Nordeste. Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo, Brazil.

2018

A Marquise, o MAM e Nós no Meio. Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil.

2017

50 anos Poema/Processo: uma vanguarda semiológica. Galeria Superfície, São Paulo, Brazil.

Mais do que Araras. Sesc Palladium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

1999

II Bienal de Arte Correio, Spain.

1997

IX Exposição Internacional de Arte Postal, Câmara Municipal de Barreiro, Portugal.

1995

Mostra Nacional de Poesia Visual UFRN, Natal, Brazil.

Mostra visual de poesia brasileira UFMG, Ouro Preto, Brazil.

O cinema: sétimo festival nacional de arte postal, Câmara municipal de Barreiro, Portugal.

1990

Jazz Past/Future Yongtom, Ohio, USA.

1989

III Bienal de Poesia Visual, DF, Mexico.

1987

Poema/Processo Brasileño, Montividéu, Uruguay.

1986

I Bienal Internacional de Poesia Visual, DF, Mexico.

1985

Mostra Internacional de Arte Contemporânea, Rosário, Argentina.

1984

International mail art exhibition, Tokyo, Japan.

1982

World Art Post Budapest, Hungary.

1981

XVI Bienal de São Paulo [curation by Walter Zanini], Brazil.

1980

Xeroart 80, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

1977

EXpoética, Biblioteca Câmara Cascudo , Natal, Brazil.

1976

Experiências, Escola de Artes Visuais, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1969

Scrash Processo Teatro Santa Rosa, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil.

1967

Explo 02- Exposição inaugural do movimento Poema/Processo, Natal, Brazil.



Public Collections

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.

Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

MAC – Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.