Rodrigo Braga Manaus, Brasil, b. 1976

Rodrigo Braga (Manaus, 1976) works with performance actions and manual constructions carried out in natural landscapes or in relation to nature present in the urban space. The artist uses his own body sometimes to intervene in his surroundings and sometimes integrating himself to it. Existential and conflicting relationships between human beings and their environment are the subject matter of his practice. Rodrigo Braga's interest focuses on material elements and their broad symbolic meanings, addressing the difficult relationship between humanity and its controversial ways of creating systems of extraction, modification and induction of nature.


In 2012, the artist was selected for the São Paulo International Biennial. A year later, he exhibited the work Tônus at MoMA PS1 Cinema in New York. In 2016, he held a solo show at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. He received some of the biggest awards for contemporary art in Brazil, such as the PIPA Award and the MASP Award for Emerging Talent. Rodrigo Braga has works in large institutional collections in Brazil and abroad, such as MAM-SP, MAM-RJ and Maison Européenne de La Photographie (Paris).


Main solo shows: Internal see, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Image Agriculture, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo (2014); Tônus - MASP 2013 Award [Emerging Artist], Art Museum of São Paulo (2013). Main group shows: My land has palm trees, Caixa Cultural, São Paulo (2019); Past/future/present: contemporary Brazilian art in the MAM collection, São Paulo (2019); Horizons: landscape in the MAM collections, Rio de Janeiro (2018); Ways of seeing Brazil: Itaú Cultural 30 years, OCA, São Paulo (2017); 30th São Paulo international Biennial, Biennial Pavilion, São Paulo (2012); In Praise of vertigo: photographs from the Itaú - Maison Européenne de La Photographie collection – MEP, Paris (2012).