Casa dos Leões by Henrique Oliveira
The project was created for the VII Bienal do Mercosul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2009.
Henrique Oliveira: (Ourinhos / SP, 1973) Holding a degree in painting, the artist explores three-dimensional constructions in the form of temporary installations and sculptures, in addition to work on canvases. Oliveira was the winner of the third edition of the CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaça Award. He took part in the 29th São Paulo Biennial (SP) in 2010 with a sculpture of architectural dimensions whose interior space was possible to walk through. His works are included in such collections as the São Paulo Municipal Pinacotheca (SP) and the Itaú Cultural Institute. In 2011, he displayed works in the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (USA). In 2009, he constructed a large three-dimensional painting at the Rice Gallery in Houston (USA) and participated in the Monterrey Biennial (Mexico) and the Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre (RS).
Words: Courtesy of Galeria Millan
Photography: Eduardo Ortega