1977|01|13 leonardo finotti biography



Leonardo Finotti
1977, born in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil




Education
2003-2004, post-graduate program at the Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, Germany
1997-2001, BA in Architecture at Universidade Federal de Uberlândia MG, Brazil




Selected Solo shows (*Accopampanying catalogue)


2019
Leonardo Finotti: Latinitudes, Galeria Etel, Milan, Italy*


2018
Duas casas Mendes da Rocha, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal*
Leonardo Finotti: Latinitudes, Palacete Provencial, Manaus AM, Brazil*
Leonardo Finotti: Latinitudes, Casa Canto, Florianópolis SC, Brazil*
Oscar Niemeyer | Memoriali, Casa dell'Architettura di Roma, Italy*


2017
Burle Marx and Leonardo Finotti, a dialogue, UABB | Nantou Town, Shenzhen, China*
Leonardo Finotti: do LAMA ao caos, MUnA, Uberlândia MG, Brazil
Leonardo Finotti: do caos ao LAMA, Oficina Cultural, Uberlândia MG, Brazil
Leonardo Finotti: Latinitudes, Museo Zorilla, Montevideo, Uruguay*
Leonardo Finotti: Coleção de Museus, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo SP, Brazil*


2016
Leonardo Finotti: Latin America Collection, Galerie 94, Baden, Switzerland*
Leonardo Finotti: Rio Enquadrado, Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo SP, Brazil*


2015
La Scuola di São Paulo in Brasile, Casa dell'Architettura di Roma, Italy*
Ecos del MoMA | XV Bienal BA, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mayo Bucher | Leonardo Finotti: Art towards Architecture, LAMA.SP, São Paulo SP, Brazil*
Leonardo Finotti: Identidade Latino-Americana, Galeria Bolsa de Arte, São Paulo SP, Brazil*


2014
Futebol: urban euphoria in Brazil, LAMA.SP, São Paulo SP, Brazil*
Pelada, Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil*
Higienópolis, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo SP, Brazil


2013
10+10, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria*
Leis na verticalização em São Paulo?, CCSP, São Paulo SP, Brazil*
10+10, Design Factory, Bratislava, Slovakia*


2012
Mendes da Rocha | Dimensione Umana, Galleria Cândido Portinari, Rome, Italy*
Abitare la comunitá, Italian Pavilion | Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil*


2010
Brésil: l ́architecture en photographie, Centre Culturel Français, Cotonou, Benin*
Brésil: l ́architecture en photographie, Centre Culturel Français, Lomé, Togo*


2008
Forte Príncipe da Beira, Instituto Camões, Brasília DF, Brazil
Poeticobrutale: Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Festival della Creatività, Florence, Italy
100 fotos, 100 obras, 100 anos | Oscar Niemeyer por Leonardo Finotti, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Portugal*
100 fotos, 100 obras, 100 anos | Oscar Niemeyer por Leonardo Finotti, Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa, Portugal*


2007
Oscar Niemeyer | eine hommage, Architekturfoyer ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Brasília 50 anos | Niemeyer 100 anos, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal*


2006
Rotas poéticas | deslocamentos, Oficina Cultural, Uberlândia MG, Brazil


2002
impercepções, MUnA, Uberlândia MG, Brazil*


2001
impercepções, Conjunto Cultural da Caixa | Sé, São Paulo SP, Brazil*
percepção do imperceptível, Conjunto Cultural da Caixa, Curitiba PR, Brazil*


2000
cromofotografopólis, UFU Library, Uberlândia MG, Brazil*




Group shows (*Accopampanying catalogue)


2018
Burle Marx: Arte, Paisagem e Botânica, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo SP, Brazil
Lars Muller: Book as Manifesto, LAMA.SP, São Paulo SP, Brazil
La Modernidad: miradas contemporáneas desde Latinoamérica, MAE, Quito, Ecuador
Infinito Vão, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal*
Global Survey of Architecture Books, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, USA
A bench for a hundred people, Arsenale | Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Growing the Collection: Architecture at CMOA, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA, USA
Os Universalistas, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal*
SOS Brutalismus, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria*


2017
Poder Arquitectura, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal*
SOS Brutalismus, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany*
Oscar Niemeyer | Memoriali, Galleria Cândido Portinari, Rome, Italy*
Una mirada a la arquitectura brasileña, Centro Cultural Brasil Perú, Lima, Peru
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, The Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany*
Modos de ver o Brasil: Itaú Cultural 30 anos, Oca, São Paulo SP, Brazil


2016
Álvaro Siza: Sacro, MAXXI, Rome, Italy*
Paulo Mendes da Rocha, GA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Building Optimism: Public Space in South America, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA, USA
Juntos, Brazilian Pavilion | Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, The Jewish Museum, New York NY, USA*
Les Universalistes, Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimonie, Paris, France*
Building Dreams and Nightmares, Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam, NL
Lutar, Ocupar, Resistir: as alternativas habitacionais dos movimentos sociais, Studio-X, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil*


2015
Biografia da Vida Urbana, 10ª Bienal do Mercosul | Memorial do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil*
Tem lugar pra ser, Centro Cultural SP, São Paulo SP, Brazil
Stätte: getriebe, Ziegler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Oscar Niemeyer: the man who built Brasilia, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, the Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA*


2014
Afetividades Eletivas, Minas Cultural, Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil*
Tatu: futebol, adversidade e cultura da caatinga, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil
One shot, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo SP, Brazil
Brasil: modernity as tradition, Brazilian Pavilion | Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy*
Paulo Mendes da Rocha tecnica e immaginazione, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy*
Porto poetic, Galeria Almeida Garret, Oporto, Portugal*


2013
Neun neue, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany*
Porto poetic, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy*
Confluência, OÁ galeria, Vitória ES, Brazil
Stadium, Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture, Bordeaux, France
Arquitetura brasileira vista por grandes fotógrafos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo SP, Brazil*
10+10, Primaciálny Palác, Bratislava, Slovakia*


2011
Roberto Burle Marx | la permanence de l’instable, Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimonie, Paris, France*
Fotografia em revista, Museu Nacional do Conjunto Cultural da República, Brasília DF, Brazil*


2010
“Brasilia” a utopia come true 1960-2010, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy*
50 anos depois de Brasília, Brazilian Pavilion | Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy*


2009
Connections: Brazil and Australia, Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra, Australia*


2008
Architettura e libertà, Via Dante, Milan, Italy


2007
Aires Mateus: Farol de Santa Marta, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal*
Álvaro Siza “public and private architecture in different contexts”, gallery MA|TOTO, Tokyo, Japan*


2005
Transit spaces, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland*
E-W / N-S 03, Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture, Bordeaux, France


2004
Brain Cells, 1st Architectural Biennial, Beijing, China
Transit spaces,  Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau, Germany*




Lectures


2019.02.23 Casa da Arquitectura “Infinite Span: Guilherme Wisnik, Fernando Serapião e Leonardo Finotti” Matosinhos, Portugal
2018.09.28 Bangalore “Building Photography” MASA, India
2018.07.24 Manaus “Leonardo Finotti: Latinitudes” Palácio Provincial, AM, Brazil
2018.06.04 Florianópolis “Leonardo Finotti: Latinitudes” Casa Canto SC, Brazil
2017.12.17 Shenzhen “panel discussion: Urbanization and Architectural Practice of Latin America” 
Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism | Architecture, Urban Village, Nantou old town, China
2017.06.16 Montevideo “pororó#2” MAPA, Uruguay
2017.05.04 Boston “Conversations on Ecological Urbanism in Latin America” 
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study | Harvard University, USA
2016.09.15 Baden “Artist Talk | Latin America Collection”, Galerie 94, Switzerland
2016.06.01 São Paulo “Rio Enquadrado por Leonardo Finotti” Emiliano Market Day 6ª edição
2015.10.09 São Paulo “tem lugar pra ser” Centro Cultural São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2015.09.25 Belo Horizonte “quando atitudes (trans)formam” Minas Cultural, MG, Brazil
2015.07.19 Tokyo “Oscar Niemeyer: the man who built Brasilia” MOT, Japan
2015.04.30 Los Angeles “Expanding Architecture: Creativity, Design and Technology” W Hollywood Hotel, CA, USA
2015.04.07 São Paulo “Free Speech: Mayo Bucher | Leonardo Finotti | Michelle Jean de Castro”, LAMA.SP, Brazil
2014.10.23 São Paulo “XI Semana Viver a Metrópole”, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, SP, Brazil
2014.06.23 Caracas “Taller X charla Leonardo Finotti”, FAU UCV, Venezuela
2014.04.08 Natal "Leonardo Finotti: Architecture | Photography”, IAB-RN, Brazil
2013.11.06 Viena “10+10 Brazilian Houses” Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria
2013.11.05 Bratislava “10+10 Brazilian Houses” Fakulta architektúry STU, Slovakia
2013.10.24 Asunción “charla Leonardo Finotti” Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay
2013.09.19 Frankfurt am Main “Neun Neue” Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Germany
2012.04.23 São Paulo “Architecture | Photography”, Universidade Belas Artes, SP, Brazil
2010.10.26 Cotonou “Brésil: l ́Architecture en Photographie” CCF Cotonou, Benin
2010.08.17 Campinas "Arquitetura | Cidade" Oliver Mann | Leonardo Finotti, PUC-Camp, SP, Brazil
2010.06.08 Lomé “Brésil: l ́Architecture en Photographie” CCF Lomé, Togo
2007.12.04 Palmas "Architecture | Photography” Fernando Serapião | Leonardo Finotti, IAB-TO, Brazil
2007.11.08 Zurich “Oscar Niemeyer | Eine Hommage” GTA/ETH, Switzerland
2007.05.02 Lisboa “Freespeech: Leonardo Finotti” Atelier Naval Rocha, Portugal
2006.11.13 Uberlândia “Rotas Poéticas | Deslocamentos” Oficina Cultural, MG, Brazil
2004.04.24 Dessau “Transit Spaces” Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany
2000. Cuiabá “CromoFotoGrafoPólis”, 16th Brazilian Architects Congress, MT, Brazil




Awards, commissions and fellowships


Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, USA, 2018


Individual Grant for Publication (Leonardo Finotti: A Collection of Latin American Modern 
Architecture, Volume 2), Graham Foundation, Chicago IL, USA, 2017
Commissioned photo installation, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA, USA, 2016
Commissioned photo installation, Buendner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland 2016
Represented Brazil for the Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2016
Participated in 10ª Bienal do Mercosul “Mensagens de uma nova América”, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil, 2015
First Prize, XV Bienal BA | Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015
Commissioned photo installation, X Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo, Brazil 2014
Represented Brazil for the Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2014
Commissioned photo installation, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2013
Commissioned contemporary photography, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany, 2013
Commissioned contemporary photography, Italian Pavilion | Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil, 2012
Commissioned video installation, Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimonie, Paris, France 2011
Represented Brazil for the Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2010
Commissioned photo installation, Instituto Camões, Brasília DF, Brazil, 2008
Commissioned photo installation, Architekturfoyer ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007
Scholarship Bauhaus Kolleg, Dessau, Germany 2003-2004
Trial Fabrica Communication Research Centre, Treviso, Italy 2002
Scholarship CNPQ Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil 2001




Collections


the Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA, USA
GAD, Canberra, Australia
the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Buendner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland
Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria
Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, Germany
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimonie, Paris, France
Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Brazilian Embassy, Rome, Italy
Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
Fundação EDP Lisboa, Portugal
Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Portugal
Instituto Camões, Brasília, Brazil
Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil
Centro Cultural São Paulo SP, Brazil
Itaú Cultural, São Paulo SP, Brazil




Selected Publications


Roberto Burle Marx Lectures | Landscape as Art and Urbanism
Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich, Switzerland
edited by Gareth Doherty
with photographs by Leonardo Finotti
design: Integral Lars Müller
15 × 20 cm, 288 pages, paperback
73 illustrations | english
ISBN: 978-3-03778-379-5
2018


leonardo finotti | collection of museums 
with a text by Afonso Luz 
curated by Michelle Jean de Castro
obra comunicação | lama-sp, São Paulo SP, Brazil
21 X 29,7 cm, 40 pages, softcover
english
ISBN 978-85-93867-02-6 
2017


photography as installation: book and exhibition as platform
leonardo finotti | michelle jean de castro
with a text of Eder Ribeiro 
obra comunicação | lama-sp, São Paulo SP, Brazil
21 X 29,7 cm, 40 pages, softcover
english
ISBN 978-85-93867-00-2
2017


leonardo finotti | a collection of latin american modern architecture
Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich, Switzerland 
with an essay by Barry Bergdoll 
30 X 24 cm, 160 pages, hardback
103 images | english
ISBN: 978-3-03778-503-4 
2016 


leonardo finotti | uma coleção de arquitetura moderna na américa latina
obra comunicação, São Paulo SP, Brasil | Dafne Editora, Porto, Portugal
com texto de Barry Bergdoll
Design Gráfico: Integral Lars Müller
30 x 24 cm, 160 páginas, capa dura
103 imagens | português
ISBN: 978-989-8217-38-7, 2016


leonardo finotti | rio enquadrado 
obra comunicação, São Paulo SP, Brasil | Editora Brasileira, Santos SP, Brasil
with an essay by Michelle Jean de Castro
20 X 20 cm, 96 pages, hardback
80 images | portuguese 
ISBN: 978-85-63186-43-0 
2016 


oscar niemeyer | photography: Leonardo Finotti 
with an essay by Carlos Eduardo Comas
Editora Brasileira, Santos SP, Brasil 
30,5 X 31,0 cm, 224 pages, hardback
110 images, portuguese | english
ISBN: 978-85-69935-04-9 
2016 


10a bienal do mercosul: mensagens de uma nova américa, vol.2
Fundação Bienal do Mercosul 
exhibition catalogue 
23 X 29,5 cm, 1008 pages, softcover
portuguese | english 
ISBN: 978-85-99501-41-2 
2015 


latin america in construction: architecture 1955–1980 
exhibition catalogue
Edited by Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur & Patricio del Real. 
The Museum of Modern Art New York, USA
25 X 31 cm, 320 pages, hardback 
english 
ISBN: 978-0-87070-963-0 
2015 


art towards architecture
Mayo Bucher | Leonardo Finotti
exhibition catalogue
curated by Michelle Jean de Castro
obra comunicação, São Paulo SP, Brazil
21 X 29,7 cm, 36 pages, softcover
portuguese | english
2015 


leonardo finotti | ed viggiani 
futebol: urban euphoria in brazil 
Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich, Switzerland 
essays by Luís Antônio Jorge & Afonso Celso Gárcia Reis 
17 X 23 cm, 64 pages, softcover
32 images | english
ISBN: 978-3-03778-431-0 
2014 


leonardo finotti | 10+10
modern and contemporary brazilian houses 
exhibition catalogue
essays by André Correa do Lago & Fernando Serapião
25 X 20 cm, 212 pages, softcover
portuguese | english
2013 sold out


paulo mendes da rocha: tutte le opere
Daniele Pisani
Electa architecttura, Milan, Italy
25.4 X 27.9 cm, 402 pages, hardback
italian 
ISBN: 978-88-370-8736-4 
2013 


inhotim: arquitetura, arte e paisagem 
2nd edition, Monolito, São Paulo SP, Brasil
essays by Fernando Serapião | Guilherme Wisnik
21 X 29 cm, 150 pages, softcover 
portuguese | english
ISBN: 978-85-66275-02-5 
2013 


roberto burle marx: la modernité du paysage 
exhibition catalogue
Lauro Cavalcanti, Farés El-Dahdah & Francis Rambert (org.) 
Cité del’Architecture & du Patrimoine; Paris, France 
& Actar, Barcelona, Spain
24 X 30 cm, 344 pages, softcover 
french
ISBN: 978-84-92861-68-2
2011 sold out


AREA são paulo #114
essays by Renato Anelli, Elisabete França, Luís Antônio Jorge & Vanessa Grossman
New Business Media Srl, Florence, Italy
24,7 X 32 cm, 208 pages, softcover
italian | english
ISSN: 0394-0055
2011 sold out


100 photos 100 works 100 years: Oscar Niemeyer by Leonardo Finotti
exhibition catalogue
essays by José Mateus & Michelle Jean de Castro
Fundação EDP, Lisbon, Portugal
23.5 X 29 cm, 176 pages, softcover
300 images, portuguese | english 
ISBN: 978-972-8909-03-1
2008 sold out

fundação iberê camargo: álvaro siza
Flávio Kiefer (org.)
Cosac Naify, São Paulo SP, Brasil
21,5 X 26,5 cm, 192 pages, hardback 
portuguese | english
ISBN: 978-85-7503-730-0
2008 sold out 


leonardo finotti: brasilia 50 anos, niemeyer 100 anos 
exhibition catalogue
essays by Ana Vaz Milheiro & Fernando Serapião
Cascais Arquitectura, Portugal 
21 X 29,7 cm, 65 pages, softcover
31 images | portuguese
ISSN: 1646 - 8155 
2007 sold out


transit spaces
Regina Bittner, Wilfried Hackenbroich & Kai Vöckler (org.)
Edition Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
16,5 X 24 cm, 479 pages, softcover
english | german
ISBN: 3-936314-80-2
2004 sold out 



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