Fernando Marques Penteado - 2016

Prato Principal, da série “Cortinas Franjadas”

The practice of Fernando Marques Penteado is supported by a very well-defined method that involves long processes and specific techniques that are tenaciously operated. The artist has a work trajectory specially marked by embroidery, which ends up linking clothing accessories, books and found objects. And for an aesthetic choice, it combines autobiographical and historical matter in the link of inventive literary creations.

Starting with in-depth research on the contribution of the textile universe to visual culture and the diffusion of knowledge, the artist elaborates narratives permeated by his own personal vocabulary, whose profoundness is articulated by playful undertones that constantly negotiate the meaning of things. In representations sewn by Fernando Marques Penteado, we are faced with common human relations and historical and semantic displacements. It is within these that topics such as sexuality, homoeroticism, gender and violence are considered from a perspective that articulates, in a very particular way, social critiques from domestic environments.

Fernando Marques Penteado (1955, São Paulo) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Selected solo exhibitions include Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2020); Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2018); Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2017); Galeria Múrias Centeno, Lisbon (2016); Sentido Figurado, A CASA, Museu do Objeto Brasileiro, São Paulo (2014).

His work was most recently included in Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon (2021); Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2021); Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2019); Vienna (2018); El Gran Vidrio, Córdoba (2018); JAN KAPS, Cologne (2017); Gladstone Gallery, New York (2017); Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães, (2016); Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2012).


Fernando Marques Penteado






265 x 270 cm




Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brussels, New York

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