Brazilian, born in 1960Fernanda Gomes devises “things”, the name she gives her installations made with trivial objects, from rubble and everyday waste. Their appearance, a priori insignificant, opens a reflection on the object and its potentials: the confrontation of the trivial artefact and low-value material – wood, stone, cement – turns out poetic works that share anonymity and immediacy.
Gomes approaches her works as blank pages that wait for the emergence of tension between the object and the possible. The space to be filled is also the exhibition hall’s: the artist wants to transfer the creation process that develops in the workshop to the public space of the museum or gallery. Thus, she works directly in the exhibition hall, conceived as an extension of her workshop.
Fernanda Gomes’ works have been exhibited in retrospectives at the Lisbon City Museum (2012) and at the Rio de Janeiro MAM (2011). They were first shown by the Pinault Collection at the 2016 “Accrochage” ("Hanging") exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.