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APOLO TORRES :: Visual Artist

Born on May 2, 1986 in Diadema, SP, Brazil. Currently lives in São Paulo.

Graduated in Industrial Design at Mackenzie University, in São Paulo (2008), he studied painting and creative processes at the School of Visual Arts, in New York (2013). Uses painting as his artistic language, in canvases and large-scale murals. His work deals with the transient nature of life and social interactions, while transiting through classical painting, street art and contemporary art. With individual exhibitions in Brazil, Italy and the United States, and participation in festivals and group exhibitions in several countries, Apolo is an exponent of Brazilian contemporary muralism.


EDUCATION

BA Industrial Design (Visual Programming)  - Mackenzie University - São Paulo, Brazil
 

Realistic Figure and Portrait Painting - School of Visual Arts - New York, USA

The Painting of Light - School of Visual Arts - New York, USA

Interpreting the Self - School of Visual Arts - New York, USA

 

SOLO SHOWS

2021 - UM DIA ANTES - Luis Maluf Art Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil
2018 - JANELAS - Luis Maluf Art Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2017 - TEMPERATURE - Urban Walls Brazil - Annapolis, USA

2017 - AMPLITUDE - Luis Maluf Art Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2016 - OMNIPRESENÇA - A7MA Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2015 - EMERGERE - Memorie Urbane Festival - Arce, Italy

2011 - BONANÇA - Inspiratorium - São Paulo, Brazil

2010 - TEMPESTADE - Verbo Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2008 - PRESENÇA - Verbo Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

 

SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS

2023 - MY SONG - Davide Rosillo Contemporary - Formia, Italy

2021 - ATELIÊ ABERTO - ULM Residency - São Paulo, Brazil

2020 - ARTE COMO RESPIRO - Itaú Cultural - São Paulo, Brazil

2020 - DRIVE THRU ART - Arca - São Paulo, Brazil

2017 - SÃO PAULO STREET ART - Street Art Place - Gaeta, Italy

2016 - FROM WALL TO THE GALLERY - Street Art Place - Gaeta, Italy

2015 - FUTURO - Pixel Show - São Paulo, Brazil

2014 - HANDMADE 5 - Nuvem Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2013 - PERSONIFICAÇÃO - Hebraica Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2013 - FOUNTAIN ART FAIR - Installation for Mighty Tanaka Gallery - New York, USA

2012 - IMOBILIDADE URBANA - Parede Viva Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2011 - HANDMADE II - Nuvem Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2011 - 7th UNE BIENNIAL - Republic Museum - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2010 - NÃO É A MONALISA - Nuvem Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2009 - LICHEN - Factory Fresh Gallery - New York, USA

2008 - COLAGEM COTIDIANA - Spazio Boglioli - Milan, Italy

2008 - REGISTRO URBANO - Verbo Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil

2008 - BUNKYO Great Art Exhibit - São Paulo, Brazil (Honorable Mention)

2008 - PROFILO D’ARTE - Milan, Torino, Brescia, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara and Rome – Italy

 

FESTIVALS AND PUBLIC PIECES

2022 - ARTE SALVA Festival - Porto Alegre - Brazil

2022 - NALATA Festival - São Paulo, Brazil

2020 - MUSEU DE ARTE DE RUA - São Paulo, Brazil

2019 - BRASIL SUMMERFEST - New York, USA

2019 - FESTIVAL LES ESCALES - Saint Nazaire, France

2018 - DUBAI STREET MUSEUM - Dubai, UAE

2018 - PIXO ASSO - Paris, France

2018 - ART UNITED US - Kiev, Ukraine

2017 - URBAN WALLS BRAZIL - Annapolis, USA

2017 - UPEA Festival - Helsinki, Finland

2017 - ART RUA - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2016 - 25 NOVEMBRE - Fondi, Terracina and Scauri - Italy

2016 - NOITE ILUSTRADA - São Paulo, Brazil

2016 - ALÉM DA RUA - Fortaleza, Brazil

2016 - EDUCATION IS NOT A CRIME - São Paulo - Brazil

2015 - MEMORIE URBANE - Arce, Formia and Gaeta - Italy

2015 - 23 DE MAIO - São Paulo, Brazil

2014 - REVIVARTE - São Paulo, Brazil

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