photo: Samuel Esteves



Bruno Novelli, 1980, Brasil. Lives and works in São Paulo.

Bruno Novelli’s paintings and videos expand a constellation of saturated and enigmatic images, in which otherworldly entities, northern figures, dynamic geometric forms, and an encrypted alphabet strangely align. His recent artistic production evokes infinite sensations within an universe of excess and frenzy. A founder of the Universidade Autoindicada por Entidades Livres (Self-Indicated by Free Entities University), created to articulate interdisciplinary artistic research, Novelli is also co-founder of Metagrafismo (Metagraphism), an experimental collective which explores the graphic potentialities associated to metalinguistics. The artist has a deep interest in Amazonian rituals, the practice of painting, and experimentations with animated gifs.

Novelli (a.k.a. 9LI) had his first solo shows in Porto Alegre, where he grew up and begun his career. After showing at Goethe Institut in Porto Alegre a series of international exhibitions followed, in countries as various as England, Denmark, Spain, Japan, and USA. In 2010, Novelli integrated the São Paulo edition of TRANSFER, in the Pavilion of Brazilian Culture at Ibirapuera Park and a solo show at Galeria Thomas Cohn. Recently he has participated in exhibitions at Fundacion OSDE (Buenos Aires), Centro Nacional de Las Artes (CENART - Mexico) and at the Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS) in São Paulo. He is currently preparing his first solo show at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado.


Galeria LOGO
São Paulo, 2013.





Graduation in Graphic Design. ESPM, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. 2014.

Drawing. Atelier Livre da Prefeitura de Porto Alegre. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. 2004.

Sculpture - Continuing Education. School of Visual Arts, NY, USA. October - December, 2001.


Prêmio de Artes Plásticas - Goethe Institut. Porto Alegre, RS. 2005.

Spotlight, Bolsa Iberê Camargo. Porto Alegre, RS. 2004.


Current Exhibitions:

FONTE RADIANTE. ESPM - Porto Alegre, Brazil. May 31 - July 19, 2014.


Future Exhibitions:

Materia Radiante - David Smith Gallery. Denver, Colorado, USA. August 14 - September 13, 2014.



Selected Solo Exhibitions:

LUX TENEBRIS. Galeria Logo, São Paulo, Brazil. May, 2012.

Galeria Thomas Cohn, São Paulo, Brazil. September, 2010.

SUMA. Rojo®artspace Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. October 2008.

SIGMA. Kalpani Rojo®artspace Milan, Italy. October 2008.

META. Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, California, USA. August, 2008.

Tormenta. Rojo®artspace Barcelona, Spain. August, 2007.

Mysterium Tremendun. Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose – CA, USA. April, 2007.

Avant ZN. Galeria Adesivo – Porto Alegre, Brazil. April, 2006.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

MITOVÍDEOS. MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som. Sao Paulo, Brazil. July 11, 2014.

Cosmovideografias Latinoamaricanas. CENART - Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico. June 20 - july 20, 2013.

Lista. Galeria Logo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil. February, 2012.

BARRO DEL PARAISO. Fundacion OSDE, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 17, 2011 - January 14, 2012.

TRANSFER. Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, Ibirapuera Park. São Paulo, Brazil. June 2010.

NOVA. MIS (Museu da Imagem e do Som). São Paulo, Brazil. June 2010.

LAVA at The Rag Factory. The Rag Factory/Lava Collective, London, UK. April, 2010.

Group Exhibition Part 2. David B. Smith Gallery. Denver, Colorado, USA. February, 2009.

Floating World Animation Festival. Portland, USA. August, 2008.

Contra o Verso. Galeria Bergamin, São Paulo, Brazil. September, 2008.

TRANSFER. Museu Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil. June, 2008.

Session 3 Concoct. Performance (Live painting). Planet Patrol – Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, Japan. March 2008.

Persistência. Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 2006.

MAC no A6 – Consolidação. Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 2006.

Mostra de video CineEsquemaNovo 2006. Festival de Cinema de Porto Alegre. 2006.

Desconstruindo Gigantes. Instituto Goethe, Porto Alegre, Brazil. June, 2005.

Brasil em cartaz/Le Brésil À L’affiche” Lês Silos. Chaumont, France. 2005.

Performance – Ciclo de Fogo Ishata – Devata. Multiplex 2005, Instituto Goethe, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 2005.

CosmoBuda, Coletivo Upgrade do Macaco. Galeria Adesivo, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 2004.