photo: Samuel Esteves



Bruno Novelli (a.k.a. Bruno 9li). 1980, Brasil. Lives in São Paulo.

Bruno Novelli's paintings and videos expand a constellation of saturated and enigmatic images. His most recent production evokes infinite sensations in an universe of excess and frenzy. Of Italian and brazilian descent, Bruno has a deep interest in amazonian rituals, painting and experimentations with animated gifs.

A tendency to create strange connections seems to be in the base of his creative process. In his works the spectator is confronted by metaphysical reflections and exquisite narratives that form an amalgam of fiction and reality, beauty and grotesque, mundane and ethereal. In the series of paintings and sculptures Lux Tenebris, for example, matter is revealed in various dimensions, generating polarities and dynamics. Even though static, the pictorial production evokes movements and sounds that are partly oriented by the artist’s previous work in video emulated by painting. The narrative of his last series of works suggests a contemporary myth of creation, where past and future are dissolved in one single dimension.

The series of metagraphic canvases approach painting as a vibratory flow and emanation. The idea of portals, formed by the figuration of laminated-marble blocks, are simultaneously like keys and enigmas concerning minerals and the formation of matter. In the sculpture he materializes the idea of a stingray like a living radar, a sensitive glider and a being of our world, but which seems to have come from another dimension into translucid resin blocks positioned in the space of the gallery as vitrals of a parallel architecture.

Idealizer of the Universidade Autoindicada por Entidades Livres, created to articulate interdisciplinary artistic researches, Bruno is also co-founder of metagrafismo, another experimental collective that approaches the strength of graphics associated to metalanguage.


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.