Born in Bragança, Pará, in 1953, Bené Fonteles has participated at the São Paulo Biennial in 73, 75, 77 and 81. Among his main solo exhibitions, can be mentioned Young Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Art Museum USP, in 74, the exhibition Art: New media and Multimedia in 1985 and 2010, the exhibitions “Art and Society: a controversial relationship” and “Subversion of the media” in 2004 and 2007, at Itaú Cultural Institute SP. His works were part of the Cultural Sets of Brasilia’s Caixa, in 2005, and Salvador in 2006. His collection was exhibited at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, in Curitiba, in 2005, as well as the Contemporary Art Museum of Ceará, in 2009. In 2012, he had his work displayed at the Art Museum of Santa Catarina. In his presentation to the current edition of the International Biennial of Curitiba, Bene works from the most primitive concept of light, with influences from Krishna’s culture to Kun Khyen Pema’s budhism.
Daniel Rangel | Curator