Marcius Galan

Solid Section, concrete, wax and painted iron, 50 x 50 x 50 cm, 2015 thumbnail
Division Exercise, concrete and painted iron, 30 x 135 x 60 cm, 2015 thumbnail
Reverse Drawing, cut on the wall and painted iron, 104 x 8 x 104 cm, 2015 thumbnail
Inaccurate Line, painted iron, wax on the floor, 1 x 146 x 105 cm, 2015 thumbnail
Instable Abstraction, graphite, eraser, paper on wooden frame, 17 x 30 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Unida Mundial, erasers on formica, 31 x 35 x 5 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Area Defined By Two Points, concrete, iron and enamel paint, 25 x 50 x 90 cm thumbnail
Projecao De Área Comum, wooden frame, glass and painting on wall, 100 x 175 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Three Points, concrete and paint, 105 x 70 x 12 cm, 2011 thumbnail
Uri Geller, painted iron and wood, 102 x 96 x 130 cm, 2011 thumbnail
Line Contains Infinite Points, push pins on painted wood, 200 x 300 x 12 cm, 2011 thumbnail
The Sculptor, wooden plinth, acrylic and electric sanding machine, 130 x 50 x 70 cm, 2010 thumbnail
Isolating (Tense), nail, concrete, iron and enamel paint, 160 x 40 x 80 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Isolating (Arch), brick, iron and enamel paint, 185 x 205 x 12 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Isolating (Chairs), chairs, iron and enamel paint, 100 x 135 x 145 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Common Area, concrete and enamel paint, 13 x 160 x 150 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Goran Petercol, Site, Specific, Objects, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Goran Petercol, Site, Specific, Objects, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo Marcus Schneider01 thumbnail
Planta/Corte, exhibition view, Galeria Luisa Strina, 2015 thumbnail
Immobile/Unstable, exhibition view, White Cube Gallery, London, 2013 thumbnail
Three Sections, exhibition view, White Cube Gallery, London, 2013 thumbnail
Solid Section, concrete, wax and painted iron, 50 x 50 x 50 cm, 2015

Solid Section, concrete, wax and painted iron, 50 x 50 x 50 cm, 2015

Division Exercise, concrete and painted iron, 30 x 135 x 60 cm, 2015

Division Exercise, concrete and painted iron, 30 x 135 x 60 cm, 2015

Reverse Drawing, cut on the wall and painted iron, 104 x 8 x 104 cm, 2015

Reverse Drawing, cut on the wall and painted iron, 104 x 8 x 104 cm, 2015

Inaccurate Line, painted iron, wax on the floor, 1 x 146 x 105 cm, 2015

Inaccurate Line, painted iron, wax on the floor, 1 x 146 x 105 cm, 2015

Instable Abstraction, graphite, eraser, paper on wooden frame, 17 x 30 cm, 2012

Instable Abstraction, graphite, eraser, paper on wooden frame, 17 x 30 cm, 2012

Unida Mundial, erasers on formica, 31 x 35 x 5 cm, 2012

Unida Mundial, erasers on formica, 31 x 35 x 5 cm, 2012

Area Defined By Two Points, concrete, iron and enamel paint, 25 x 50 x 90 cm

Area Defined By Two Points, concrete, iron and enamel paint, 25 x 50 x 90 cm

Projecao De Área Comum, wooden frame, glass and painting on wall, 100 x 175 cm, 2012

Projecao De Área Comum, wooden frame, glass and painting on wall, 100 x 175 cm, 2012

Three Points, concrete and paint, 105 x 70 x 12 cm, 2011

Three Points, concrete and paint, 105 x 70 x 12 cm, 2011

Uri Geller, painted iron and wood, 102 x 96 x 130 cm, 2011

Uri Geller, painted iron and wood, 102 x 96 x 130 cm, 2011

Line Contains Infinite Points, push pins on painted wood, 200 x 300 x 12 cm, 2011

Line Contains Infinite Points, push pins on painted wood, 200 x 300 x 12 cm, 2011

The Sculptor, wooden plinth, acrylic and electric sanding machine, 130 x 50 x 70 cm, 2010

The Sculptor, wooden plinth, acrylic and electric sanding machine, 130 x 50 x 70 cm, 2010

Isolating (Tense), nail, concrete, iron and enamel paint, 160 x 40 x 80 cm, 2008

Isolating (Tense), nail, concrete, iron and enamel paint, 160 x 40 x 80 cm, 2008

Isolating (Arch), brick, iron and enamel paint, 185 x 205 x 12 cm, 2008

Isolating (Arch), brick, iron and enamel paint, 185 x 205 x 12 cm, 2008

Isolating (Chairs), chairs, iron and enamel paint, 100 x 135 x 145 cm, 2008

Isolating (Chairs), chairs, iron and enamel paint, 100 x 135 x 145 cm, 2008

Common Area, concrete and enamel paint, 13 x 160 x 150 cm, 2008

Common Area, concrete and enamel paint, 13 x 160 x 150 cm, 2008

Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Goran Petercol, Site, Specific, Objects, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Goran Petercol, Site, Specific, Objects, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Goran Petercol, Site, Specific, Objects, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo Marcus Schneider01

Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Goran Petercol, Site, Specific, Objects, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo Marcus Schneider01

Planta/Corte, exhibition view, Galeria Luisa Strina, 2015

Planta/Corte, exhibition view, Galeria Luisa Strina, 2015

Immobile/Unstable, exhibition view, White Cube Gallery, London, 2013

Immobile/Unstable, exhibition view, White Cube Gallery, London, 2013

Three Sections, exhibition view, White Cube Gallery, London, 2013

Three Sections, exhibition view, White Cube Gallery, London, 2013

Born in 1972 in Indianapolis, United States. Lives and work in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The work of the São Paulo-based artist Marcius Galan comprises sculptures, objects, drawings and other media, and it engages with the perception of the artwork in both architectural (outer) and poetic (inner) surroundings. It is often geometric objects with clear form language which, in relation to our perception of the commonplace (lines, dimensions, materiality), demand a definition of space and a classification of visual boundaries. Seemingly value-neutral forms become sensors of our individual perceptiveness. 

Selected solo exhibitions

2017
Martelinho De Ouro, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Line Weight, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2015
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
Espaço Cultural Leônidas Simonetti, Bauru, Brazil.

2014
Arquitecturas del Desarraigo, Ideobox Artspace, Miami, USA.
Como Dobrar uma Bandeira Como Desdobrar, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2013
Diagrama, Espacio NC, Bogotá, Colombia.
Geometric Progression, White Cube, London, UK.

2011
Imóvel/Instável, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

2010
Area útil: área comum, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2009
Seção Diagonal, Galeria Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2008
Geometria Informal, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal.
Área Comum, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

2005
Arquipélago, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

2004
Fundo Falso, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

2001
Sem Título, Project Season Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil.

1999
Exhibition Program Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

1998
3º Andar, São Paulo, Brazil.

1997
Abra Exhibition Program, São Paulo, Brazil.

1996
Projeto Outdoor, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

Selected group exhibitions

2017
Past/ Future/ Present. Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo. Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA.

2016
Tudo Joia, Bergamin & Gomide Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
Transparência e Reflexo, MuBE Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil.
In Between, Galeria Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil.
Homo Ludens, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
De lo espiritual en el arte. Obertura, MAMM Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia.
O Estado da arte, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, São Paulo, Brazil.
Everyday Reflections in Abstraction, SPACE Collection, Irvine, CA, USA.
Around the Edge, BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN, New York, USA.
Brazil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherlands.
Mapas, Cartas, Guias e Portulanos, Sala de Arte Santader, São Paulo, Brazil.
O Estado da Arte, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
Obras, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, USA.

2015
A Arte e a Ciência: nós entre os extremos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.
Cidade Inquieta, Sesc Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.
Site, Specific, Objects, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.
Biennial of the Americas, MCA- Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA.
Imaterialidade, Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil.
Empty House, Luhring Augustine, New York City, USA.
Tijuana Editions – Publishing in the Frontier, MdM Gallery, Paris, France.
O Espírito de Cada Época, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
Akakor, Galpão Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil.
From the Object to the World – Inhotim Collection, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.
Singularidades/Anotações: Rumos Artes Visuais 1998-2013, Palácio das Artes, curated by Aracy Amaral, Paulo Miyada and Regina Silveira, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
One Made It No Return Create Equal White Mirror Amnesia, Broadway 1602, New York City, USA.
Question Centre, Marcius Galan and Antonio Dias, curated by Maria do Carmo Pontes, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil.
Ações, estratégias e situações nas coleções do MAM, MAM Rio Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, curated by Marta Mestre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Verkehrte Welt, Häusler Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland.
Naked Artist, collaboration with A. Kassen, Maisterravalbuena Galeria, Madrid, Spain.

2014
Eu represento os artistas, Revisited, Galeria Luisa Strina, curated by Fernanda Arruda, São Paulo, Brazil.
Inside, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
Spatial Acts: Americas Society Commissions Art, New York City, USA.
Rumos singularidades, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.
Arquitectura del Desarraigo (Construyendo no-lugares), Wynwood, Miami, USA.
Brazil: Arbeit und Freundschaft, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil.
Imagine Brazil – artists books section, Musée d’ art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France.
Roesler Hotel #25 – dispositivos para um mundo (im)possível, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil.
140 Caracteres, MAM- Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA.
Experimentando Espaços, Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil.
Vancouver Biennial, Vancouver, Canada.

2013
Tight but Loose – Julio Suárez / Marcius Galan, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Imagine Brazil – artists books section, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway.
Além da Biblioteca, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany.
30a Bienal de São Paulo, curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas, Pavilhão Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
My third Country, Frankdael, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Mitologias por Procuração, MAM- Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Avante Brazil, Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany.
In Lines and Realignments, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK.
Dreaming is a form of planning, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Exposição de Verão, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Circuitos Cruzados – Centre Pompidou meets MAM, MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Blind Field, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavillion, Urbana, USA.

2012
Para Além do Arquivo, Banco Cultural Banco do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Repeat to Fade, curated by Carolyn Drake and Carly McGoldrick, Galeria Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil.
Planos de fuga – Uma exposição em obras, curated by Jochen Volz and Rodrigo Moura, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil.
This is Brazil! 1990 – 2012, Palexco, curated by David Barro, La Coruña, Spain.
Expansivo, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil.
The Exact Weight of Lightness, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Thom O’Nions, Galeria Travessia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain.
Mapas Invisibles, curated by Violeta Horcasitas, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Mexico City, Mexico.
Curator’s Egg Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, London, UK.

2011
An another place, Lelong Gallery, New York City, USA.
Nova Escultura Brasileira, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
8a Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation 2011 Grants Program, Miami, USA.
Des(enho), Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia.
Mapas Invisíveis, Caixa Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Um Outro Lugar, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Vestígios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural, Recife, Brazil.
Special Selection from the 29a Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, MEPE Museu do Estado de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.
En Obras (Under Construction), curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Tenerife Espaço de las Artes, Canary Islands, Spain.
Mythologies, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli. Cité Internationale de Artes, Paris, France.
New Brazilian Sculpture – Diversity and Heritage, Caixa Cultural Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The First Ten Years, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.

2010
29a Bienal de São Paulo, Há sempre um copo de mar para um homem navegar, curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Agnaldo Farias, São Paulo, Brazil.
Convivências – dez anos da bolsa Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Primeira e ultima – Notas sobre o monumento, curated by Rodrigo Moura, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
A Sombra do Futuro, Instituto Cultural Cervantes, São Paulo, Brazil.
Para ser Construidos, curated by Agustín Perez Rubio, MUSAC- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain.
Zona Maco Sur, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico.
Dimensões variáveis, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil.
1 de cada 1, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2009
La importancia del Pez Cebra, curated by Diego Santomé, Pilar Parra & Romero Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Collector Collecting, curated by Isobel Whitelegg and Maria do Mar Guinle, Gallery 32, London, UK.
Jardim de Infância: Os irmãos Campana visitam o MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Atenção: Estratégias para perceber arte, curated by Cauê Alves, MAM- Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Desenhos [Drawings] A-Z, Museu da Cidade, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Lisbon, Portugal.
Nova Arte Nova, curated by Paulo Venâncio Filho. Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil.
Summer Show, Galeria Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2008
Color into light – Selections from the MFAH Permanent Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, curated by Alison de Lima Greene, Houston, USA.
Nova Arte Nova, curated by Paulo Venâncio Filho, Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Passagens Secretas, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil.
Active Forms, Eleven Rivington Gallery, curated by Fernanda Arruda, New York City, USA.
Soziale Diagramme. Planing Reconsidered, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, curated by Axel Wieder and Jesko Fezer, Stuttgart, Germany.
OIDARADIO, Paço das Artes, curated by Kiki Mazucchelli and Nick Graham-Smith, São Paulo, Brazil.
Contraditório – Panorama da arte Brazileira, Alcalá 31, curated by Moacir dos Anjos, Madrid, Spain.
Looks Conceptual ou como confundi um Carl André com uma Pilha de Tijolos, Galeria Vermelho, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, São Paulo, Brazil.

2007
Contraditório – Panorama da arte Brazileira, MAM- Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, curated by Moacir dos Anjos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Manual – Instructions for beginners and advanced players, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland.
Most curatorial biennal of the universe, APEXART, New York City, USA.
Drawing is a verb [Desenhar é um verbo] – Collection MCS, Galeria Porta 33, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Funchal, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal.

2006
Geração da Virada – 10 + 1: Os Anos Recentes da Arte Brazileira, curated by Agnaldo Farias e Moacir dos Anjos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.
Contrabando, curated by Carolina Grau, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
Paralela 2006, organized by Daniela Bousso, São Paulo, Brazil.
MAM na OCA, curated by Cauê Alves; Felipe Chaimovich e Tadeu Chiarelli, Pavilhão da Oca, São Paulo, Brazil.
Sem Título, lending by Eduardo Brandão and Jan Fjeld, MAM- Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
URBE, curated by Cauê Alves, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

2005
Além da Imagem, Centro Cultural Telemar, curated by Nessia Leonzi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Amazonas: um Estado Sustentável, Palácio do Rio Negro, Manaus, Brazil.
VERBO, Galeria Vermelho, curated by Marcos Galon and Daniela Labra, São Paulo, Brazil.
V Salão Nacional de Arte de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil.
XI Salão Unama dos Pequenos Formatos, Belém, Brazil.

2004
Fragmentos e Souvenires Paulistanos vol. 1, Galeria Luisa Strina, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, São Paulo, Brazil.
Paralela 2004, São Paulo, Brazil.

2003
A Nova Geometria, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil.
Coletiva dos artistas residentes na Cité des Arts, Paris, France.
Coletiva Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.

2002
Marrom, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil.
Desenhistas e Coloristas, curated by Felipe Chaimovich, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
Coleções III, organized by Nessia Leonzi, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
Paralela, Galeria Fortes Vilaça; Casa Triângulo; Galeria Luisa Strina; Galeria Brito Cimino, São Paulo, Brazil.

2000
Capela Sistina, curated by Felipe Chaimovich, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
Rumos Visuais, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.

1999
Em Torno do Corpo, curated by Viviane Matesco, Exposição itinerante do programa Rumos visuais: Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.
Itaú Cultural, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Itaú Galeria, Brasília, Brazil.
Itaú Galeria, Penápolis, Brazil.

1998
Salão Unama dos Pequenos Formatos, Belém, Brazil.
Sem Cura, Mezanino FAAP, São Paulo, Brazil.

1997
Semana de Artes FAAP, São Paulo, Brazil.

1996
Programa Abra de exposições, organização de Ricardo Trevisan, São Paulo, Brazil.

1995
Prêmio Michelangelo de Pintura, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Public Collections

MALBA- Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Coleção JUMEX, Mexico City, Mexico.
Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
FLR – Fundação Leal Rios | Contemporary Art,  Lisboa, Portugal.
Coleção Madeira Corporate Services, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal.
Instituto Figuereido Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Portugal.
The Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK.
Nicolas Cattelain Collection, London, UK.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA.
CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals, Miami, USA.