1974, Brasília, DF, Brazil. Lives and works in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Exploring spatiality, Túlio Pinto's works are situated between sculpture and installation and result in systems that develop the physical and visual capacities of matter. The concepts of balance and harmony permeate in a unique way the elaboration of each piece, where the tension between weights, sizes and densities formulate the coexistence of opposites such as rigidity and fragility, strength and resistance, balance and fall. Using materials such as concrete, iron sheets and glass, its production revolves around the concept of ephemerality and transformation that surround the relationship between bodies and space.
With a bachelor degree from the Instituto de Artes - UFRGS, Pinto has held solo exhibitions in several spaces, such as: Lastros e Tensões. Deformações e Acolhimento, and Buraco no céu, Millan, São Paulo, Brazil (2022 and 2020); Linha de terra, Fondamenta Sant'Apollonia and Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Venice, Italy (2019); 41° 23' 20'' N 2° 10' 34'' E and 41° 25' 21'' N 2° 12' 32'' E: Três Tempos, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain; O Lugar Enquanto Espaço, Galeria Baró, São Paulo, Brazil; Athar, Galeria Piero Atchugarry, Garzon, Uruguay (2018); Ground Control, in Humo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2017); Onloaded: Túlio Pinto, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) Phoenix, USA (2015); From territories, abysses and intentions, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013); among others.
Túlio Pinto has also participated in group exhibitions, among which stand out: 13a Bienal do Mercosul – Trauma, sonho e fuga, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil (2022); Coleção Sartori: A arte contemporânea habita Antonio Prado, Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil (2022); Le soleil se lève aussi, Manifesta, Lyon, France (2021); Glass and Concrete, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany (2020); Reagents, Complesso dell'Ospedaletto, Venice, Italy (2019); Tension and dynamism, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, USA (2018); Combining Materials, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, UK; Memory and moment, Salão Paranaense - Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil (2017); Mais desempenho, Oi Futuro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016); Repentista, Nosco Gallery, Londres, Reino Unido (2014); Instâncias do desenho, EAV - Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012); among others. He was awarded at the 65th Salão Paranaense, in 2014; at the ARTIGO Rio / ARTTOWN Artist Residency Program and at the 9th Rede Nacional Funarte, in 2013; at the Energisa Artes Visuais Award, in 2012; and at the Salão de Arte de Mato Grosso do Sul, in 2011.
His work is present in collections from institutions such as Museu Marta Herford, Germany; Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Manantiales, Uruguay; Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson, Madrid, Spain; Piramidón, Centre d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain; UFCSPA - Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Brazil; Phoenix College art collection, USA; Figueiredo Ferraz Institute, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil; MAC-RS - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; National Museum of Brasília, Brazil; among others.