Rio de Janeiro, 1948; lives and works in Rio de Janeiro
Através, 1983 - 1989
Desvio para o Vermelho: Impregnação, Entorno, Desvio, 1967-1984
Glove Trotter, 1991
stainless steel mesh and balls of several sizes, colours and materials
Since the late 1960s, Cildo Meireles has made his mark as a unique voice in contemporary art, constructing a body of work that is permeated by the international language of conceptual art while simultaneously engaging in a personal dialog with the poetic legacy of the Brazilian neoconcretism of Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica. His pioneering work in the field of installation art is striking for its wide range of supports, techniques and materials, nearly always leading to broader political and social issues.