Through the employment of sculpture, performance, photography and video Gustavo Prado's work is, predominantly, devoted to the exploration of various aspects of space - whether real or formal - and to the complexities inherent in the act of gazing. It is an inquiry on a series of notions that are both intrinsic and extraneous to the field of art. Such as surveillance, appropriation, voyeurism, aggregates, artificial intelligence, narcissism, information overload, right to privacy, and self-identity. Gustavo Prado was born in São Paulo in 1981. He studied Philosophy and Industrial Design and received his artistic training at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. Prado is a recipient of the “Projéteis” Contemporary Art Award by Brazil’s National Foundation for the Arts (Funarte). He represented his country in "The Year of Brazil in France" as part of a larger exhibition at the "Le Carreau du Temple," Paris. He has participated in residency programs such as “Rumos" at São Paulo’s Itaú Cultural Foundation; and the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum in New York. Prado has artworks as part of the collection of the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) and has recently shown a large installation at the Coachella Music Festival in California. Prado has also published critical essays in several of Brazil’s art publications and is an editor and co-founder of Jacaranda Magazine. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
Gustavo's ArtPrize Entries
These are Gustavo's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Gustavo's Past Work
These are images of past work that Gustavo has done.