5 artists to keep an eye on ARTE/FORMATTO

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The 6th ARTE/FORMATTO Fair is coming up on 10/2 with an intense and extensive program, and so that AQA readers can better enjoy all the attractions of the event, we have prepared a list of 5 artists to keep an eye on in this edition! Check it out here:



Fernando Limberger is a visual artist and landscaper. Born in Rio Grande do Sul, today he lives and works in São Paulo. He began his artistic research in the 1980s and produced in various media such as drawing, painting and sculpture. From the 1990s, he stands out with installations and interventions. As nature and its developments are a recurring theme in his work, from the 2000s he starts to develop landscaping projects for public and private spaces. Exhibits individually at the shows Contecção Verde and Botânica SP, at Pinacoteca São Paulo, 2016, Desmoronamento, Azul, at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro and Contamination Cromática, at Praça Victor Civita, São Paulo, both in 2015, Verde and Amarelo, at Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2008. In recent years, he has participated in the 1st and 8th Bienal do Mercosul, in 1997 and 2011; Ecológica, at MAM SP, 2010, Arte Praia, Casa da Ribeira, at Praias da Redinha and Forte, Natal, in 2013 and 2014, Layer Superficial, Oficinas Culturais, at Praça Frei Baraúna, Sorocaba, 2014, and Coaty Ocupação Artística, in the Historic Center of Salvador, 2016. Received the Ivan Serpa Scholarship – INAP/FUNARTE, 1987; o Espaço Urbano Espaço Arte Award, from the Municipality of Porto Alegre – sculpture installed in Parque Marinha do Brasil, 1992, Incentive Award – Projeto Um Jardim para Jardim Miriam, Brazil Foundation, 2005, for a project carried out in the Jardim Miriam neighborhood, São Paulo and CCBB Contemporâneo Prize, 2015. He was a member of the Arte Construtora group that operated in the 1990s in the cities of Porto Alegre, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.


engraver and sculptor, Marcos Cardoso was born in 1960, in Rio de Janeiro. Graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, in 1992, he attended the Engraving Workshop of Ingá, from 1988 to 1990, and the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, in 1991. Since 1986 he has been participating in exhibitions exhibitions and art salons in Brazil and abroad, with emphasis on the First Art Exposition – Brazil, Holland World Trade Center, Amsterdam, 1987; XIV Contemporary Art Salon, Ribeirão Preto, 1989; IX Engraving Exhibition of the City of Curitiba; Casa de Las Americas, Havana, 1990 Prize; 1st International Engraving Biennial of Spain, Santiago de Compostela, 2nd Prize, and 10th Pará Arte, Belém, PróLabore Prize, 1991; 49th Salão Paranaense, Curitiba, 1992; “Indomitable Images”, School of Visual Arts, Rio de Janeiro and “Lúdicos, Lógicos, Líricos, Lucidos”, Federal Fluminense University Art Gallery – UFF, Niterói, 1994. He also participated in the exhibition “48 Contemporâneos”, held by Galeria de UFF Art, in 1996. From 1991 onwards, he held individual exhibitions at Bar Bar'atos, Fragoso – RJ, Gallery of the Instituto Brasil Estados Unidos, Rio de Janeiro, 1992; Anna Maria Niemeyer Gallery, also in Rio de Janeiro and Centro Cultural Paschoal Carlos Magno, Niterói, 1995. His work is represented in the collections of the University of Málaga and the Museum of Engraving, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in addition to the João Satamini collection of the Museu of Contemporary Art in Niterói.


Franklin Cassaro lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, the city where he was born. The artist creates sculptures that, like living objects, change and are in constant evolution.
Elements such as air and wind are fundamental in many of his works. The artist's performances emerge as sculptural acts. His work is greatly influenced by Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica. He had his first solo exhibitions in 1988, at Galeria Macunaíma, in Rio de Janeiro and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo. He performed solo in Germany and Australia and participated in group shows in Austria, USA, Spain, France, England, Italy, Mexico and Puerto Rico. He was part of Frieze Art Fair, in London, in 2006, Art 35 Basel, in 2004, Art Basel Miami Beach and Art 34 Basel, in 2003. In 2000, he showed his work at the VII Bienal de Havana, at ARCO – Feira International Museum of Contemporary Art, in Madrid, and Artissima, in Turin, Italy.


Aline Sancovsky lives and works in São Paulo. The artist holds a BA in Visual Arts from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP), and also attended the engraving improvement course with Joelle Serve, at Atelier 63, in Paris. Among the most recent exhibitions, he participated in Coletiva Arteformatto (São Paulo, 2018), Compartiarte (Centro Brasileiro Britânico, São Paulo, 2017), ArtRio (Galeria Bergamin and Gomide, Rio de Janeiro, 2016) and the 44th Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto (Santo André, 2016), among others. He won several awards, such as UNB Prize (University of Brasília, 1984), Transbrasil Photography Prize – Kodak and Doçura magazine (First place, 1980), Photography Prize – Hebraica SP (1979), Lufthansa Prize (1976).


Renato Leal lives and works in São Paulo. Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the Catholic University of Santos, he is a visual artist. They exhibit regularly since 2004, in Brazil and abroad, with emphasis on: Geographies, Nosso Lugar É Caminho, a group show held in 2017 curated by Bernardo Mosqueira, at Sesc Santos-SP; The Skin and Thickness of Drawing, at Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro, in Porto, Portugal, and at Sesc Ipiranga, in São Paulo, Brazil, and Intervenções Artísticas, 30 years of the Polytechnic of Porto, Palácio das Artes, all curated by Fátima Lambert in the year 2016; Dinâmicas do Invisível, solo show at nearly Galeria, and Em Expansão, solo show at Casa do Marquês, held in the city of Porto, and A Pele e a Espessura do Drawing, Fundação das Comunicações, Lisbon, Portugal, all curated by Fátima Lambert; Geographies: Anthology of Omissions and Desvelos, at Sesc Jundiaí; 43 Visions of Mount Fuji by contemporary Brazilian artists, FAL, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, all in 2015. In 2014, he performed Eterno Retorno, individual at Projeto Fidalga, and the previous year, Impermanência,, individual at Central Galeria, both in São Paulo. In 2012, I call Silêncio à Linguagem-Que-Já-Não-É-Orgão-De-Nada, curated by Fátima Lambert, at Almost Gallery, in Porto, and in 2009, 55 Brazilian Artists, at Galeria Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea, and Photofidalga, at Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, both in Lisbon. In 2008, he participated in Poéticas Da Natureza, curated by Katia Canton, at MAC-USP, Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo-SP.

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