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Denise Milan
Denise Milan


Brighting Cave, movie, 2011 - produced by TAL TV, credits on video


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Denise Milan, was born in São Paulo, 1954. Sculptor and contemporary artist in different media, she has also worked with experts in science and technology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, literature, theater, music, has works exhibited in several renowned national and international institutions. She uses the stone as her creative axis, creating works in the fields of public art, sculpture, urban performance, sculpture, scenic arts, opera, poetry, printing, video-art and multimedia art.

One of the pioneers for the Public Art in Brazil and an active member in its diffusion both domestically and internationally. In Brazil, she has art works that included performance: U Ura Muta Uê (Belém, Pará), Redenção do Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia), Sectiones Mundi (São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna), Entes (São Paulo, SESC), Amefrica (Brasília, CCBB - Bank of Brazil Cultural Centre). The public sculptures in São Paulo are: Druse (Anhangabaú); Womb of Life (Subway Clínicas); A Hole in Space (Museum of Contemporary Art); Sectiones Mundi (Museum of Modern Art); Palas Athena (University of São Paulo Campus); Healing Times (Albert Einstein Hospital) and Planitude (Fleury Institute), Brasilis Stone (Natura Company).

Abroad, Americas’ Courtyard (Adler Planetarium, Chicago), Genetic Blue Stone (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.); In the Realm of Love and Forgiveness (Assis, Piazza del Angeli, Itália), COP22, DO-FEST (Emerson Collective) tryptich: Oceanic, Cosmic and Earth Womb (Marrakesh, Morocco), and recently in Glasstress 2019, parallel exhibition to the Venice Biennial of Arts (Fundacione Berengo, Murano).

In São Paulo, she participated in the 20th (1989), 21st (1991), and 33rd (2018) São Paulo Art International Biennial; Modern Art Museum; São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum – MASP; Contemporary Art Museum; São Paulo Gallery; Nara Roesler Gallery; Virgílio Gallery; Lume Gallery; several subsidiaries of SESC; CCBB - Bank of Brazil Cultural Centre, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia; SP-ART. Abroad, her main exhibitions were: Barbican Centre (London); P. S. 1 , New York); EXPO 2000 (Hannover); EXPO 90, Hakone and Open-Air Museum (Osaka); Contemporary Art Museum, Art Institute and Sectiones Mundi (Modern Art Museum, MAM); Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago); Palazzo del Monte Frumentario (Assis); Wilson Center (Washington, D.C.); Galerie D’Architecture (Paris); Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; University of Utah (Salt Lake City) and Brighan Young University (Provo); COP22 – DO-FEST, Emerson Collective (Marrakesh) and Glasstress, Fundacione Berengo (Murano).