License: Creative Commons - Attribution Author: Pedro Ribeiro Simões
Art, Architecture, and Technology Museum, MAAT, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Material: Matchboxes, burned matches, burnt flammable material, ash, cardboard , extinguisher chemical powder
Collection: EDP Foundation Art Collection
Section: Cabrita Reis Section
Inv. : EDP.CR.0089
EXHIBITION TITLE: GERMINAL
CONTEXT: In 2015, the EDP Foundation completed the acquisition of an important ensemble of works by Portuguese artists collected by Pedro Cabrita Reis and hid wife, Patricia Garrido, from the early 1990 onwards.
ABOUT THE WORK
The title "Collapse (Flammable Sculpture # 2)" makes one believe that, in some way, the artwork is in peril and may crumble at any moment.
Alongside the title could be another with the warning: "Danger! Do not touch."Built from matchboxes, burned matches, burnt flammable material, ash, cardboard , extinguisher chemical powder, the sculpture burnt
RODRIGO OLIVEIRA was born in 1978, Sintra, Portugal, and he lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He graduated in Fine Arts – Sculpture (1997/2003) at Faculdade de Belas-Artes, University of Lisbon and in 2006 he finished a Master Degree at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK. In 2013, he wins the Fundación Botín scholarship award.
Since 2003 he held solo exhibitions, amongst we can call attention: Utopia /Distopia Part II _ MAAT Museum (2017), De lá Ville à lá Villa; Chandigarh Revisited, Le Corbusier Villa Savoye Poissy, Paris (2016), Utopia At Plateau And An Indian Brasília, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (2016), Projecto Parede (2013), MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Coisas de Valor e o Valor das Coisas (2011), Cosmocopa – Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; A primeira pedra (e todas as outras mais) (2011), Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; Ninguém podia dormir na rede porque a casa não tinha paredes (2010), Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon; and Utopia na casa de cada um (2009), Centro das Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal.
He participated in several group shows, from which we can call attention to: Cor+Labor+Ação (2011), Caza arte contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; ResPública 1910 – 2010 face a face (2010), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; A Culpa Não É Minha (2010), Museu Berardo, Lisbon; Where are you From?
Contemporary Portuguese Art (2008), Faulconer Gallery, Grinnel, Iowa, USA; Eurobuzz, Agorafolly – Europália European Festival (2007), Place de la Chapelle, Brussels, Belgium; and There’s no place like home (2006), Homestead Gallery, London, UK.
His work is present in several public collections, such as: EDP Foundation, Portugal; Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon; PCR Collection, Lisbon; António Cachola Collection, Elvas, Portugal; and Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice.