Tony Camargo's production synthesizes important poetic questions regarding Brazilian art produced since 2000´s. Combining the visual rigor of the constructive tradition with performative actions and the humor of popular taste, the artist works the confrontation of apparently opposite poetic systems, exploring the limits of space and pictorial language.
The color is the fundamental element that allins a diverse production and questions, among other themes, the articulations between the controlled language of commercial images and subject's irrationality in mundane chaos. For the artist, his photos and videos belong to a poetic atmosphere that arises from the shock between the plastic rigor of his geometric paintings of constructive origin and the creative chaos of his personal performances, directly connected to the unpredictability of life. The result is an in-depth investigation about the spatiality of the real world.

Tony Camargo (1979, Paula Freitas, Brazil. Lives and works in Curitiba, Brazil). Graduated in Visual Arts by Universidade Federal do Paraná. 

Selected individual exhibitions: Num Logo Lugar, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Seleta Crômica e Objetos, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil (2018); Novas Planopinturas, SIM Galeria, Curitiba, Brazil (2016); Fotomódulos, Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil (2014); Planopinturas e Videomódulos, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2012). 

Selected group exhibitions: Clube de colecionadores de fotografia do MAM - 20 anos, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Triangular: Arte deste século, Casa Niemeyer, Brasília, Brazil (2019); QueerMuseu - Cartografias da diferença na arte brasileira, curated by Gaudêncio Fidelis, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018); Modos de ver o Brasil: Itaú Cultural 30 anos, curated by Paulo Herkenhoff, Thais Rivitti and Leno Veras, Oca – Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil (2017). 

Awards: Prêmio Salão Nacional Victor Meirelles, Florianópolis, Brazil; Bolsa Produção Artes Visuais Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil; Prêmio Rumos Visuais, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil

Public collections: Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil; Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil, among others.

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