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Karen Axelrud was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, in 1965. Graduated as Architect and Urbanist by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, 1990. Post graduated in arts - Painting, Drawing and Installation by Feevale University, Sinos Valley, Novo Hamburgo, 2012.


Individual Expositions

2017 - Matriz - MGCC - Museum of Art Solar do Barão - Curitiba/PR

2016 - Matriz - MARGS - Museum of Art Ado Malagoli, Porto Alegre/RS

2013 - Entretempos - ESPM School, Porto Alegre/RS

2012 - Systems of Recording the Time - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS - post graduation conclusion work

2010 - Combinations - UCS - Caxias do Sul University - Campus 8 - City of Arts/RS

2008 - Entrelinhas – Florense Goethe, Porto Alegre/RS

2007 - Dark Pools – Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS


Collective Expositions

2019 - Placentária - Art Gallery Gerd Bornheim - Caxias do Sul/RS

2018 - 35th Year Anniversary - CaldwellSnyder Gallery - San Francisco /California

2018 - Placentária - MAC RS - Museum of Contemporary Art - Porto Alegre/RS

2018 - In the Studio: Art by MoMA's Online Learning Community - The Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY

2017 - Printer's Proof: Marcelo Lunardi's collection - Atelier Asvaal - Vacaria/RS

2017 - Stone and Metal - UCS - Caxias do Sul University - Campus 8 - City of Arts/RS

2016 - Collective of artists awarded at the 6º Ibema Engraving Premium - Museum Solar do Barão -  Curitiba/PR

2016 - Metal Engraving - Jabutipê Atelier, Porto Alegre/RS

2014 - Occupancy 192 - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

2014 - Parallel - UCS - Caxias do Sul University - Campus 8 - City of Arts/RS

2014 - Occupancy 192 - Pelotas Municipal Bureau of Culture, Pelotas/RS

2013 - Contemporary Aesthetic, Visual Poetics - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

2013 - Através da Trama - Feevale Cultural Center - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

2012 - Distensões do Real - Feevale Cultural Center - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

2010 - Collective Bidimensional Atelier III - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

2010 - Santíssimos - Florense Goethe, Porto Alegre/RS

2008 - Rice Paper – Cultural Center CEEE Erico Verissimo, Porto Alegre/RS

2008 - Looking to the World for Inspiration, Neocon World's Trade Fair Chicago - IL - USA

2008 - 20X20 6º International Miniart Exchange Brazil, Mario Quintana Culture House - Porto Alegre/RS and Center of Art, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus/AM

2007 - 20x20 Bolsa de Arte Gallery, Porto Alegre/RS

2006 - 20x20 Bolsa de Arte Gallery, Porto Alegre/RS

Works in public collections

MARGS - Museum of Art Ado Malagoli, Porto Alegre/RS

MAVRS - Museum of Art Ruth Schneider, Passo Fundo/RS

IA UFRGS - Pinacoteca Barão de Santo Ângelo - Art Institute - UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS

GRÁFICA UFRGS - UFRGS Printing House - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS

Works in private collections

LING INSTITUTE - Porto Alegre/RS

MUSEU DO TRABALHO - Porto Alegre/RS

IBEMA BRAZILIAN PAPER COMPANY - Curitiba/PR

MÔNICA and GEORGE KORNIS COLLECTION/RJ

Awards

IBEMA - 2º place at 6º Ibema Engraving Premium - Brazil, 2016

Publications

LIVRO 70 ANOS DA GRÁFICA DA UFRGS | ENTRE MEMÓRIAS E ARTES DA IMPRESSÃO - UFRGS Printing House - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS, 2018

CATÁLOGO DE EXPOSIÇÕES 2015 a 2018 do MARGS - Museum of Art Ado Malagoli, Porto Alegre/RS, 2018

Talks

16.03.2017 - Matriz - Museum of Art Solar do Barão - Curitiba/PR

25.05.2016 - Matriz - Museum of Art Ado Malagoli - Porto Alegre/RS

19.11.2013 - Entretempos - Art Institute - UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Invitation from teacher Eduardo Vieira da Cunha, Porto Alegre/RS

12.11.2013 - Entretempos - Open Atelier - Porto Alegre City Hall/RS. Invitation from teacher Niura Ribeiro, Porto Alegre/RS

18.08.2013 - Entretempos - ESPM School, Porto Alegre/RS. Participating teachers: Richard John, Niura Ribeiro and Jailton Moreira

10.05.2013 - Contemporary Aesthetic, Visual Poetics - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

27.03.2013 - Essays for Dimensions - Através da Trama Exposition

Feevale Cultural Center - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

26.05.2012 - Systems of Recording the Time - Plataforma Gallery - Porto Alegre/RS

16.05.2012 - Systems of Recording the Time - Feevale University - Sinos Valley, NH/RS

16.04.2011 - Bolivia Open Atelier - Subterrânea Gallery - Porto Alegre/RS

27.10.2010 - Combinations - UCS - Caxias do Sul University - Campus 8 - City of Arts/RS


Studies

2019 - Artistic Orientation and Illustrated Talks with Professor Jailton Moreira - 2010-2019

2019 - Creative process, part I - Professor Charles Watson

2017 - In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting by The Museum of Modern Art, NY

2017 - Photography - with Lucia Simon

2015 - Art studies "Conversas Nômades" at The Venice Biennale, Italy. 55th International Art Exhibition - with Professor Jailton Moreira

2015 - Modern Art & Ideas - The Museum of Modern Art, NY

2014 - 2015 - Engraving with Marcelo Lunardi - museum in Porto Alegre: Museu do Trabalho

2013 - "Estética do Guarda-chuva": theory and artistic production in 21th century - Arena Arts Association. Professor Maria Helena Bernardes

2013 - Art studies "Conversas Nômades" at The Venice Biennale, Italy. 55th International Art Exhibition - with Professor Jailton Moreira

2011 - Creative process, part III - Professor Charles Watson

2010 - 2012 - Post Graduation - Drawing, Painting and Installation - Feevale - University of the Sinos Valley

2010 - Open Atelier XII in Bolivia with Professor Jailton Moreira

2009 - Dynamic Encounters at the 7º Mercosul Bienal in Porto Alegre - Professor Charles Watson

2009 - Thoughts in Contemporary Art + Art and Aesthetic Reflection – Arena Arts Association Professor Maria Helena Bernardes

2008 - Expanded Drawings with artist Gabriel Neto - Porto Alegre Art Festival

2008 - Participation at the High Studies Fórum “Fronteiras do Pensamento” (Borders of thoughts) in Porto Alegre with lectures of many different personalities – Richard Serra, Daniel Libeskind, Phillip Glass, Edgar Morin, Fernando Arrabal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, David Lynch, Win Wenders and Lynne Cooke, among others

2008 - Art and Place – Professor Jailton Moreira

2008 - 2009 - Art Orientation with Professor Jailton Moreira at the Torreão Atelier

2007 - Dynamic Encounters at the 6º Mercosul Bienal in Porto Alegre - Professor Charles Watson

2007 - Non-conventional materials with artist Lú Pires - Porto Alegre Art Festival

2007 - 2008 - Art Theory Group – Arena Arts Association. Professor Maria Helena Bernardes

2006 - Contemporary drawing with Cadu Costa​ - Subterrânea Gallery 

2006 - Creative process, parts I and II, and Dynamic Encounters at the 27th São Paulo Bienal Exposition. Professor Charles Watson

2006 - Art History studies – Professor Maria Helena Bernardes

2005 - 2006 - Painting Atelier – exploring different materials and techniques looking for inventive ways and expressions. Professor Frantz