assume vivid astro focus

assume vivid astro focus is comprised of Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson.
Eli Sudbrack was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and lives and works between São Paulo
and New York. Christophe Hamaide-Pierson was born in Paris and lives and works in
Paris.

  • projects and commercial collaborations

    2015
    Beacon High School Sites for Students Project (forthcoming)

    2014
    Permanent mural for Brooklyn’s Original Music Workshop (in progress)
    Collaboration with Henzel Carpets (forthcoming)
    “The People’s Tee”, Nike (forthcoming)
    RxArt Hospital Installation (forthcoming)
    Vice X Madonna “Art For Freedom” Digital Initiative (forthcoming)

    2013
    Short film for films4peace, Curated by Mark Coetzee

    2012
    avaf+Art21 comboworks, an interactive online project for Art21

    2012
    Featured artist of Art21 PBS series

    2012
    Artwork for window display and interior of Melissa store in New York City, USA

    2011
    GAGA'S WORKSHOP, a collaborative display for Barney's New York, Madison Ave, New York City, USA

    2011
    Visual Collaboration with Comme des Garçons
    www.comme-des-garcons.com

    2011
    Artwork for Façade and interior of Galeria Melissa store in São Paulo, Brazil


    selected group exhibitions

    2014
    Kino International Theater, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)

    2013
    15 Years And Counting, assume vivid astro focus VIII, Anniversary Exhibition,
    Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
    Tuyauterie Tropicale, Natures Artificielles (Lille 3000), Hotel Europa, Lille,
    France

    2012
    Pop Politics, CA2M, Madrid, Spain (forthcoming)
    The Lift: avaf, Kiki Smith, and Andrea Zittel, Bloomberg in collaboration with Art21, New York
    Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, New York
    Tro-pi-cal, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Oslo
    Collages: Incisions-Fragments-Montages, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
    In Living Color, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
    Collaborations and Interventions, curated by Friederike Nymphius, CCA Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, ES
    Blabla et Chichi sur un bateau, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
    Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (forthcoming)
    Lille3000, Lille, France (forthcoming)
    Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles, CA, USA (forthcoming)

    2011
    The Space Between Now and Then, Galleria OMR, Mexico City (forthcoming)
    Krakow Photomonth, curated by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Krakow, Poland (forthcoming)
    Travessias, Favela de Mare, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Experience Pommery #9, Domaine Pommery, curated by Claire Staebler and Charles Carcopino, Reims, France
    New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

    2010
    Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, The New Museum, curated by Jeff Koons, New York, NY
    Demons, Yarns, and Tales, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

    2009
    Scorpio’s Garden, Temporare Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin
    New York Minute, MACRO Museum, curated by Kathy Grayson, Rome, Italy
    Chelsea Visits Havana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
    Zweckgemenschaft, curated by Francesco Stocchi, MICA MOCA, Berlin, Germany
    Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Tattoo, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    One night performance with Black Meteoric Star, Donau Music Festival, Vienna, Austria

    2008
    In Living Contact, 28th Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo, Brazil
    ENEL Contemporanea 2008, curated by Francesco Bonami, Rome, Italy
    The Voting Booth Project, benefit exhibition for The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, curated by Quang Bao, David Zwirner Gallery
    I/Legitimo, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
    Super#3, an one night performance with Black Meteoric Star (Gavin Russom), Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris, France
    The Rocky Mountain People Show, curated by Fabio Cavallucci and Cristina Natalicchio, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemmporanea, Trento, Italy
    Cover, Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), curated by Fernando Oliva, São Paulo, Brazil
    When Lives Become Form: Dialogue with the Future – Brazil, Japan, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo, Brazil
    Tiny Art Show, curated by Maxwell Williams, Cynders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA. forthcoming
    Graffiti, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
    Glasgow International, curated by Caroline Stevenson, Glasgow, UK
    Gravity: Selected works from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Museo Artium, Vitorai, Spain
    Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA, and Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Quebec
    A New High In Getting Low (NYC), curated by John Connelly, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
    Brevity’s Rainbow, curated by Maxwell Williams, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

    2007
    shada shada La Chatte, an one night performance in collaboration with La Chatte, part of La Noche en Blanco, organized by Reina Sofia and ARCO, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
    Double Vision, Deutsche Bank, New York
    New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions, curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
    BoysCraft, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
    A New High In Getting Low, ArtNews Projects, curated by John Connelly, Berlin, Germany
    Studio Voltaire Portfolio, Studio Voltare, London, UK
    Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens, Greece
    Space For Your Future, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), Tokyo, Japan
    The Studio of the Street, Deitch Projects: Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Out of Art, from the Collection of Ernesto Eposito, CentrePasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d’Art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
    Playback, curated by Anne Dressen, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville Paris, Paris, France
    Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, curated by Dominic Molon, MCA, Chicago, USA
    Rozamira Festival, Moscow, Russia
    Destroy Athens, Athens Biennial, curated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Augustine Zenakos, Athens, Greece
    Fractured Figure: Works From the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
    The Weasel: Pop Music and Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London, UK
    She Was Born To Be My Unicorn, curated by Amy Keller, Smith-Stewart, New York, USA
    CARToons at COMICON, Changing Role – Move Over Gallery, Naples, Italy
    Impossibly Familiar, Fashion Institute of Technology, Art Gotham, New York, USA
    Independent Curators International, New York Studio Events, New York, USA
    Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
    BoysCraft, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
    Night Visions: MOCA after Dark, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
    Out of Art, from the Collection of Ernesto Eposito, CentrePasquArt: Kunsthaus Centre d’Art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland

    2006
    Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-Based Videos, curated by Julio Morales and Berin Golonu, YBCA, Los Angeles, CA
    Art on Paper 2006, curated by Xandra Eden Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA
    Kamp K48, curated by Scott Hug, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
    Constant Disturbance: On Cultural Contamination and Foreign Agents, curated by Gean Moreno Centro Cultural Español, Coral Gables, USA
    Faces, bodies and contemporary signs of Ernesto Esposito’s collection, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (MADRe), Naples, Italy
    CITYZOOMS: New York, TBA, Bonn, Germany
    Tempest, curated by John Connelly, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
    Contemporary Video Art from Brazil, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
    Tropicália, curated by Carlos Basualdo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 15, 2005–January 2, 2006 Barbican, London, UK, February 13-May 22, 2006, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, Oct 11, 2006–Jan 28, 2007
    Ninth Tropical Night – Pablo Internacional, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
    Panic Room, works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
    Trial Ballons/Globos Sonda, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Agustin Pérez Rubio, and Octavio Zaya, MUSAC, León, Spain
    Infinite Painting, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy
    Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection, Frye Museum, Seattle, USA
    The Gallery Show, Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Netherlands
    The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
    SuPERM Salon/Superhole Weekend Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, USA
    Group Show, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

    2005
    Baroque and Neo-Baroque, curated by Javier Panera, Salmanca Contemporary Art Centre, Salamanca, Spain
    The Zine UnBound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies (“K48”, curated by Scott Hug), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
    Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, curated by Paul Schimmel, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
    Manchmal weiss ich nicht, ob ich etwas wirklich erlebt oder ob ich es in einem Film geshen habe, Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
    op-ish, Samson Projects, Boston, USA
    Draw, Galerie du jour agnes b., Paris, France
    Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol, Andy Warhol Museum of Art, Pittsburg, USA
    Growing up Absurd, Kent Institute of Arts and Design (Herbert Read Gallery), Canterbury, UK
    Drone, Vilma Gold, London, UK
    Colour My World, Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK

    2004
    Divided by Lightning, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
    Revenge of Romance, Temporary Contemporary, London, UK
    Nocturnal Emissions, Groninger Museum, Groninger, Netherlands
    The Stars of Track and Field are Beautiful People, Changing Role Gallery, Naples, Italy
    Byproducts of Work, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    If You Believe Hard Enough…, Rocket Projects, Miami, USA
    assume vivid astro focus VII, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
    Carnaval, Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Works on Paper, Southfirst, New York, USA
    Cave Canem, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
    Such Things I do Just to Make Myself More Attractive to You, peres projects, Los Angeles, USA
    The 6th Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Consolidated Works, Seattle, USA

    2003
    Hovering, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
    Fast Forward (Media Art from the Goetz Collection), ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Study, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Corporate Profit vs. Labor Costs, D’Amelio Terras, New York, USA
    K48_Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show" curated by Scott Hug, galerie du jour/agnes b., Paris, France
    Impakt Festival, curated by Arjon Dunnewind, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich, New York, USA
    Videodrome, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, France
    Life/Like, curated by Oliver Kamm, Apartment 5BE, New York, USA

    2002
    Emerging Artists, curated by Simon Watson, Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, USA
    K48_Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, curated by Scott Hug, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
    Georges: Abstraction/Surface, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    Coleções 3, curated by Néssia Pope, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
    High Desert Test Sites, curated by Andrea Zittel, Andy Stillpass and John Connelly, Joshua Tree, CA
    Vidéo Topiques, curated by Lydia Yee, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
    Videodrome II, curated by Anne Ellegood, Dan Cameron, Anne Barlow and Johanna Burton, Zenith Media Lounge, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
    Room for a Revolution, curated by Kristen VanDeventer and Lisa Williamson, Deluxe Gallery, Chicago, USA
    End of the Rainbow, Bellwether, New York, USA
    222: 2002: Stardust: Assume Vivid Astro Focus and Kalaman, curated by Anton Kern, Apex Art, New York
    Unknown Pleasures, curated by Daniel Reich, Daniel Reich, New York, USA
    Bathroom Group Show, curated by Daniel Reich, Daniel Reich, New York
    Face Value, curated by Lauren Ross, White Columns, New York, USA
    Miss World 1972, curated by Daniel Reich, Daniel Reich, New York, December
    Alpha Flight, curated by John Connelly, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
    Deslocamentos do Eu: O Auto-Retrato Digital e Pré-Digital na Arte Brasileira, 1976-2001, curated by Tadeu Chiarelli, Itaú Cultural Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
    São Paulo Turística, curated by Ricardo Resende, Museum de Arte Moderna Higienópolis, São Paulo, Brazil
    Biting Style and Spitting Image, curated by Diane Chamber and Denise Delgado, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA, June 15 - July 1, 2001

    2000
    To Be Continued, curated by Rebecca Smith and Matt Keegan, Bellwether, Art In General and Parlour Projects, New York, USA

    1998
    Recent Works from Project Antárctica Artes com a Folha’s Artists, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil
    City Cannibal, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil

    1996
    Excesso, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
    Antárctica Artes com a Folha, Pavilhão Manoel da Nóbraga, São Paulo, Brazil
  • solo exhibitions

    2014
    The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, New York (forthcoming)
    Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)
    Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France (forthcoming)

    2013
    Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil April 4- May 18
    The Armory Show, The Suzanne Geiss Company, Focus Section, curated by Eric
    Shiner

    2012
    Featured artist of 2012 Gala, The Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo

    2011
    Cyclops Trannies, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York City, USA
    Silent Disco, One night performance and installation for the opening of Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
    Mural Installation, All Very Amazing Fingers, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia
    Mural Installation, LIGHTBOX, Miami
    Cyclops Trannies, Galeria Triângulo, SP Arte, São Paulo, Brasil

    2010
    archeologist verifies acid flashbacks, The Wynwood Walls, Miami, USA
    Wallpaper and Neon Installation, Core Club, New York City, USA
    Ilegítimo, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, USA
    aqui vivimos atisbando fantasmas, Centro Contemporaneo La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
    artistiquement voué au feu, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France

    2009
    affektert veggmaleri akselererende faenskap, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
    Menschen Tiere Sensationen/ancient vagrancy appolonian futurism, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
    Poprally, MoMA, New York, USA

    2008
    ameixa vazio attack fátima, Casa Triangulo, São Paulo
    aqui volvemos adornos frivolos, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
    antonella varicella arabella fiorella, public project for ENEL Contemporanea 2008, curated by Francesco Bonami, Rome, Italy
    ameiz vous avec ferveur, special window project for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
    absolutely venomous accurately fallacious (naturally delicious), Deitch Projects, New York, USA
    alienation vertigo action formula, special project for the VIP lounge area at The Armory Show, New York, USA

    2007
    Concrete Waves: Homage to Skate Culture (with Ryan McGinness and P.S. 1, MoMA), Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
    faux dark shada rustic moniques, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    a very anxious feeling, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

    2006
    abra vana alucinete fogo, Galeria Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil
    butch queen realness with a twist of pastel color, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
    Open Call, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna, Austria
    absorb viral attack fantasy, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan

    2005
    Off the Wall Series (in collaboration with Elmgreen and Dragset), Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
    homocrap #2, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
    butch queen realness with a twist in pastel colors (featuring Dick Jewell), Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    2004
    assume vivid astro focus XI, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz Private Collection, Key Biscayne, USA
    Make It With You: A Slow Dance Club (collaboration with Los Super Elegantes), Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
    assume vivid astro focus IX, an art project with Central Park's Dance Skaters Association sponsored by The Public Art Fund and in conjunction with the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York, USA

    2003
    assume vivid astro focus VII, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
    assume vivid astro focus V, Peres Projects, San Francisco, USA
    assume vivid astro focus III, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA


    selected public collections

    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Goetz Collection
    DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
    Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome
    Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
    National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo
    The Lauro Collection, Il Giardino dei Lauri
    De La Cruz Collection
    The Depart Foundation


    awards

    2007
    Recipient of The Public Art Fund’s In The Public Realm Grant

    2002
    Recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant for Emerging Artists
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