Biography

Guilherme Dable was born in1976 in Brazil and he currently lives and works in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Dable completed his MFA from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Art Institute in 2012 and he was a founding member of Atelier Subterrânea, artist’s space based in Porto Alegre from 2006 until 2015.

Dable’s practice focuses on drawing and painting, where he deals with the tradition of landscape painting, as well as of abstract mark-making. In the ambiguity of carefully constructed areas with airy washes of paint, Dable’s work challenge our orientation when trying to wander into his paintings – our gaze might find some kind of tunnel to travel into, but can also be blocked by a solid colour block on the next moment. Sometimes working site-specifically, he challenges himself with works that deal directly with a given space, that can be either a gallery space or a piece of land, always pointing to some aspect of the viewer’s perception of space. Dable has worked with sound, using his experience as a musician on the Tacet series, where drawing, improvised music and performance came together, a work that was shown throughout Brazil on the Rumos Itaú Cultural travelling exhibition, the country’s largest and most important mapping of the emerging artistic production. Another sound work, a video named The radio was always on in the kitchen [or] the hammer of the gods, exhibited on a solo show in London in 2016, is part of Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art collection, along with another video work and two large-scale paintings on two of the museum’s collections. His works are also in museums and institutions in Porto Alegre and São Paulo, Brazil.


Selected exhibitions: 

 

Selected Collections :

Gilberto Chateaubriand collection – Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art - Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art - Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art - Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Contemporary Art - Vera Chaves Barcellos Foundation - Porto Alegre City Chamber - Pinacoteca Aldo Locatelli – Porto Alegre City Office collection

Works
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #03, 2020
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #03, 2020
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #23, 2020
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #23, 2020
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, A coisa mínima do mundo #14, 2019
    Guilherme Dable
    A coisa mínima do mundo #14, 2019
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #16, 2019
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #16, 2019
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #17, 2019
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #17, 2019
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #19, 2019
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #19, 2019
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #20, 2019
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #20, 2019
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #21, 2019
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #21, 2019
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, mais notícias de lugar nenhum #22, 2019
    Guilherme Dable
    mais notícias de lugar nenhum #22, 2019
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, Archeological discoveries are scarce and opaque, 2018
    Guilherme Dable
    Archeological discoveries are scarce and opaque, 2018
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, everyone forgets that icarus also flew, 2018
    Guilherme Dable
    everyone forgets that icarus also flew, 2018
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, In the past, prisoners paraded down the same street, 2018
    Guilherme Dable
    In the past, prisoners paraded down the same street, 2018
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, Mermaids broke their bones against the corals, 2018
    Guilherme Dable
    Mermaids broke their bones against the corals, 2018
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, Not being a boxer is literally not existing, 2018
    Guilherme Dable
    Not being a boxer is literally not existing, 2018
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, all the smoke from the cigarettes of dreamers went over to the sky, 2015
    Guilherme Dable
    all the smoke from the cigarettes of dreamers went over to the sky, 2015
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, be careful with that match, 2015
    Guilherme Dable
    be careful with that match, 2015
    Unique artwork
  • Guilherme Dable, Untilted, 2015
    Guilherme Dable
    Untilted, 2015
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, untitled, 2015
    Guilherme Dable
    untitled, 2015
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings, 2015
    Guilherme Dable
    we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings, 2015
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, maybe it's more like life below the sea, 2014
    Guilherme Dable
    maybe it's more like life below the sea, 2014
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, their guitars & harmonicas chasing away ghosts at lunch break, 2014
    Guilherme Dable
    their guitars & harmonicas chasing away ghosts at lunch break, 2014
    Unique
  • Guilherme Dable, It was time to lay an elegant table, as it is now, 2013
    Guilherme Dable
    It was time to lay an elegant table, as it is now, 2013
    Unique
Video
Exhibitions