Cildo Meireles

(Brazilian, born 1948)

Cildo Meireles is a prominent Brazilian Conceptual artist recognized for his installations, sculptures, and mixed-media works. Much of his work serves to incite its viewer to take action, and he considers audience response to an artwork to be the art itself. “Remember that the work is not what we see in a museum exhibition. It’s not the bank notes or the Coca-Cola bottles. These objects are only relics,” he has explained. “The work itself has no materiality. It only exists when someone is interacting with it.” Born on February 9, 1948 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, he spent 9 years of his childhood in Brasília surrounded by the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer. In 1967, he moved to Rio de Janiero to attend the Escoal Nacional de Belas Artes. Influenced by his opposition to the political oppression he saw during the late 1960s, Meireles began stamping Brazilian banknotes with protest messages and introducing them into circulation. In decades that followed, the artist continued his exploration of immaterially, calls to action, and the relationship of the viewer to art objects. He continues to live and work in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Today, Meireles’s works are held in the collections of the Tate Modern in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, among others.
Cildo Meireles (168 results)
Prototype for 'Viagem ao centro do céu e da..., 2002

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Prototype for 'Viagem ao centro do céu e da..., 2002

Sale Date: November 21, 2019

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FONTES, 1992

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FONTES, 1992

Sale Date: October 4, 2019

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"Camelô (Street Vendor)", 1998

Sale Date: September 23, 2019

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Interções em Circuitos Ideolõgicos: Projeto..., 1970

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Interções em Circuitos Ideolõgicos: Projeto..., 1970

Sale Date: October 3, 2019

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Fontes, 2008

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Fontes, 2008

Sale Date: September 19, 2019

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FONTES, 1992

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FONTES, 1992

Sale Date: June 27, 2019

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Zero Dollar, 1984

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Zero Dollar, 1984

Sale Date: June 24, 2019

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Zero Dollar

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Zero Dollar

Sale Date: June 25, 2019

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Inserções em Circuitos Ideológicos:..., 1970–1988

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Inserções em Circuitos Ideológicos:..., 1970–1988

Sale Date: May 23, 2019

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Metros II 9B, 1977–1993

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Metros II 9B, 1977–1993

Sale Date: May 23, 2019

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FONTES, 1992

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FONTES, 1992

Sale Date: April 11, 2019

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FONTES, 1992

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FONTES, 1992

Sale Date: December 5, 2018

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Zero Dollar, 1984

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Zero Dollar, 1984

Sale Date: November 7, 2018

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FONTES, 1992

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FONTES, 1992

Sale Date: October 6, 2018

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METROS [SEVEN WORKS, 1992

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METROS [SEVEN WORKS, 1992

Sale Date: September 25, 2018

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INSERÇÕES EM CIRCUITOS IDEOLÓGICOS:..., 1970–1988

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INSERÇÕES EM CIRCUITOS IDEOLÓGICOS:..., 1970–1988

Sale Date: September 25, 2018

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Fontes (Bauhaus Version), 1992–2008

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Fontes (Bauhaus Version), 1992–2008

Sale Date: July 18, 2018

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FONTES, 1992

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FONTES, 1992

Sale Date: June 27, 2018

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Zero Dollar (From Árvore do Dinheiro (1969)..., 1984

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Zero Dollar (From Árvore do Dinheiro (1969)..., 1984

Sale Date: May 15, 2018

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Camelô, 1998

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Camelô, 1998

Sale Date: April 26, 2018

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Untitled, 1986

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Untitled, 1986

Sale Date: April 26, 2018

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