Paloma Bosquê - Matéria

Book launch & Installation
Saturday April 30th 6-9pm

In collaboration with Mendes Wood DM

Paloma Bosquê’s work unfolds from an investigation of the materiality of bodies in transformation. Her practice revolves around the idea that the material world is a culmination of all matter, including the human. By challenging the Western definitions of animate and the inanimate, she attempts to reach a dimension beyond language or where things cannot yet be named.

By assembling a myriad of materials, Bosquê presents bodies not as isolated entities but as permeable and moving matter, continuously transforming each other, establishing and revoking connections within and beyond the realm of the visible.



This first monograph dedicated to Paloma Bosquê addresses the Brazilian artist’s frustration with the visual as key to understanding of what lies beyond language, of that matter that can be perceived, but not rationalized.

Paloma Bosquê (Garça, 1982) lives and works between São Paulo and Basel.
Her most recent solo exhibitions include noite não noite sim, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2020), Dark Matter, Blum and Poe, Tokyo (2020); In the Hot Sun of a Christmas Day, Mendes Wood DM, New York (2019); Inventory, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2018); O Oco e a Emenda, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon (2017); Field, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2016); O Incômodo, Pivô, São Paulo (2015).

Additionally, her work has been included in institutional group exhibitions as A Natural History of Ruins, Pivô, São Paulo (2021); the Brasile. Il Coltello Nella Carne, Pac - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2018); Bienal de Coimbra, Coimbra (2017); Mycorial Theatre, Pivô, São Paulo (2016); Projeto Piauí, Pivô, São Paulo (2016); Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, The Jewish Museum, New York (2016); United States of Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2015).