Luiz Roque, Rio de Janeiro, 2017
Courtesy of the artist
Mendes Wood DM was founded in 2010 by partners Felipe Dmab, Matthew Wood and Pedro Mendes with the intent to exhibit international and Brazilian artists in a context conducive to critical dialogue and cross-pollination. Central to the gallery’s program is a concern for regional difference and individuation while fostering cosmopolitanism and collaboration. Inspired by a belief that artistic practices broaden the scope of human agency and have the power to both touch and change the world, Mendes Wood DM cultivates a program premised on conceptualism, political resistance and intellectual rigor.
In 2017, Mendes Wood DM inaugurated its first North American exhibition space in New York with a series of two-person shows juxtaposing historical and contemporary material; including artists such as Lucas Arruda and On Kawara, Sonia Gomes and A.R. Penck.
In the same year, Mendes Wood DM expanded its European presence with a new gallery in Brussels founded in partnership with longtime friend and collaborator Carolyn Drake Kandiyoti. Located in a historic townhouse, the space lends itself to ambitious curatorial projects and mono-graphic exhibitions, as well as welcoming artists and curators in residence. The residency is integral to the gallery project to establish a place for the active exchange, creation and reformulation of varying artistic narratives.
Adriano Costa Anna Bella Geiger Antonio Obá Celso Renato Dadamaino Daniel Steegmann Mangrané Deyson Gilbert F. Marquespenteado Francesca Woodman Francesco João Iulia Nistor Kishio Suga Letícia Ramos Lucas Arruda Luiz Roquez Mariana Castillo Deball
Marina Perez Simão Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Michael Dean Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa Neïl Beloufa Nina Canell Otobong Nkanga Paloma Bosquê Patricia Leite Paulo Monteiro Paulo Nazareth Paulo Nimer Pjota Roberto Winter Runo Lagomarsino Solange Pessoa Sonia Gomes
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