Overview

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Biography

born in são paulo_ brazil_ 1948_ lives and works in são paulo www.tuneu.com.br Working with painting and drawing, Tuneu [Antonio Carlos Rodrigues] studied under Tarsila do Amaral from 1960 to 1966 and was influenced by Wesley Duke Lee’s artwork. He worked as assistant of Willys de Castro and Hércules Barsotti for several years. His first solo exhibition took place at João Sebastião Bar, São Paulo, in 1966. Among all exhibitions he participated in, some of them were memorable: various editions of the “Salão de Arte Contemporânea de Campinas” between 1966 and 1974 (being awarded “Travel Prize to Europe”, in 1970, and the acquisition prize, in 1974); 16th and 17th editions of “Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna” (São Paulo, 1967 and 1968); numerous editions of São Paulo International Biennial between 1967 and 1975 (receiving Itamaraty’s acquisition prize in 1971 and 1975); various editions of “Panorama de Arte Atual Brasileira” at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo between 1971 and 1989; 3rd and 6th editions of “Salão Paulista de Arte Contemporânea”, at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo in 1971 and 1975; “Arte na Rua 2”, in São Paulo, 1984; “Off Bienal” at the Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE), in São Paulo, in 1996. In 2010, Casa de Cultura de Paraty (Rio de Janeiro) presented a solo show of the artist. Publisher BEI organises a comprehensive catalogue about Tuneu’s journey as an artist and his artwork. Galeria Raquel Arnaud, which has been representing the artist since 2008, held solo shows of Tuneu in 2008, 2013 and 2017.

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