Overview
Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF) works in a wide range of media including installations, painting, drawing, video, sculpture, neon and wallpaper. It often confronts entrenched cultural codes, gender and political issues through an overwhelming of colors and shapes. With a trajectory spanning two decades, AVAF became renowned for immersive and sensorially-loaded installations which bring together the chromatic and formal interaction in a unique way. The abundance of color has always been a characteristic trace of the artist work as a powerful converging way of communication.
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Assume Vivid Astro Focus (Eli Sudbrack, 1968, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works between São Paulo, Brazil and New York, USA). 

Selected solo exhibitions:  Hairy What? Hairy How?, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, Tibo de Nagy Gallery, New York, USA (2021); alôka vitaminada abafando finíssima, site-specific, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil and actions vent ascending frequencies, site-specific, Roller Skate Rink Project, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA (2019); aquele vestígio assim…feérico, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil and Blanche Monnier, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France (2018); abstracto viajero andinos fetichizados, MATE, Lima, Peru and avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA (2017); avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Bárbara, Santa Bárbara, USA and auch vögel altern früh, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany (2016). 

Selected group exhibitions: 17 Artisti contemporanei Brasil!, Brazil Embassy in Roma, Roma, Italy (2021); Clube de colecionadores de fotografia do MAM - 20 anos, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil and El Castillo de las junglas impossibles, Château de Serrengy, Burgundy, France (2020); Me Two, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy (2019); Burle Marx: Arte, Paisagem e Botânica, curated by Cauê Alves, MuBE, São Paulo, Brazil and Prêmio Pipa 2018, Museu de Arte Moderna — MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018); QueerMuseu - Cartografias da Diferença na Arte Brasileira, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2017); New Shamans/Novos Shamans: Brazilian Artists, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA (2016). 

Awards: The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant; The Public Art Fund’s In The Public Realm Grant.

Public collections: Museum of Modern Art — MoMA, New York, USA; Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA, among others.

 

 

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