Born in 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Fernanda Gomes makes works with what she herself calls ‘things’, often working directly in the exhibition space, which she regards as an extension to her studio. Her installations, created with rubbish, discarded objects and the detritus of everyday life, combine the anonymous and banal nature of the materials (wood, stone, cement, metal) with a sense of the immediacy, spontaneity and poetry that pervades them. Gomes transforms what at first seem like insignificant and useless assemblages into pretexts for a moment of mental and emotional concentration, creating a tension between the object and the possible.
Fernanda Gomes recently exhibited at the Istanbul Biennale (2013) and the San Paolo Biennale (2012). Recent exhibitions of the artist’s works inculde those held at the Luisa Strina gallery in San Paolo (2014), the City Museum in Lisbon (2012) and MAM in Rio de Janeiro (2011). The artist has shown her work at Punta della Dogana in the exhibition “Accrochage” (2016).