André Komatsu

  • Born 1978 in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Based in São Paulo, Brazil.

André Komatsu grew up with the 1990s Brazilian democratic revival and witnessed the introduction of neo-liberal economic policies. In the context of these influences, his works question how people around the world live and approach urban spaces and power. Curator Jacopo Crivelli Visconti: “André Komatsu’s views on the latent power and social conflict lurking virtually everywhere pervade his works. They affect his thematic choices, and in a sense, are the true origin of his sculptures and installations. Many of his works’ titles are reminiscent of Michel Foucault, whose theory of the microphysics of power is not only an influence on André’s titles: you could say it lies at the very core of his interests and worldview.”

Major exhibitions include Avenida Paulista (2017; Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil), the 56th Venice Biennale, Pavilion of Brazil (2015; Italy), and Beyond the Supersquare (2014; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA).

  • Phantom #7, 2017
  • Photo: Zhang Kai
  • Courtesy of Galleria Continua