Choque Cultural gallery was founded in 2004, quickly becoming an international reference in street and urban art, as well as in other new, contemporary forms. The gallery has won recognition both locally and globally for its mix of young talent alongside more recognized artists. In its exhibition calendar, Choque Cultural presents solo and group shows that explore a wide diversity of media, showing the work within the gallery walls, in the urban environment, and on digital platforms. As well as its regular exhibitions and events,Choque promotes residencies, exchanges and artistic collaborations, and runs educative, transdisciplinary programs and courses. Choque promotes art projects in urban and non-conventional spaces, as well as projects in partnership with traditional museums and art institutions.
Alê Jordão is from São Paulo, where he lives and works. He studied art at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), and design at Domus Milan. His work is the result of his exploration of the field between art and design, between the sculptural and the functional. Chairs made from armored glass and gunfire; neon sculptures[…]
BijaRi is a São Paulo collective formed in 2001, made up of architects, artists and digital producers. They create installations, performances and situations involving urban spaces and various kinds of publics. Their ‘Green Cars’, carcasses of abandoned cars transformed into gardens; ‘Impossible Squares’ – cargo bicycles transformed into urban furniture; and digital mapping projections are[…]
Daniel Melim’s studio is in São Bernardo do Campo, the industrial city close to São Paulo in which he was born, and which is also the birthplace of the Brazilian labor movement. Melim studied painting, and in addition to his major pictorial body of work, has become one of Brazil’s leading contemporary muralists. He has[…]
Born in Porto Alegre, Jaca lives and works in São Paulo. Well-known for his illustration and comic-book work since the 1980s, Jaca began to produce and show pictorial works from 2000 onwards, in which gesture is the main element. His graphic imaginary incorporates multiple disciplines, including cartoons, logotypes, print, comic-book sequences, and collages using printed[…]
Mariana Martins was born and lives in São Paulo. In addition to painting and drawing, she is known for her collage and calligraphy, developed through the long-term series ‘Diplomas’, which she has been producing since 1976, and in which she explores the imposing, empty aesthetics of official certificates. Since 2010, she has been exploring three-dimensionality[…]
Narcélio Grud was born and lives in Fortaleza, Ceará. Passionate about kinetics, his work have an explicit relationship with the movement that is sometimes the result of interactions with the environment, as in the case of the wind installations performed by the artist on the beach in Fortaleza. Other times, the movement of the work[…]
Rafael Silveira was born in the city of Curitiba, where he lives and works. He started out in graphic design and illustration before turning to dedicate himself fully to the visual arts, from 2006 onward. He has developed an imaginary in which elements from various sources, including the worlds of botany, tattoos and lowbrow art,[…]
Sérgio Adriano H expresses his indignation against power strategies and racism through impacting images. His most used media are: sculpture and ready made, in addition to installation and performance, recorded in photographs and videos that can be collected. His works carry irony, sarcasm and acid humor.
Born in Córdoba, Brazil, 1975 Lives and works Brazil and Argentine The combination of different techniques and support is the tonic for this Cordobés artist’s work, who uses the street as his aesthetical inspiration. Tec explores the ambiguity of both the private and public art spaces, using a variety of methods: performatic intervention, site-specific installation[…]
Projects & Exhibitions
Shock generating light The set of works and records presented here on this site for SParteVR 2020 represents the diversity and strength of new contemporary languages in the face of a world in revolution. Choque Cultural has been researching the demands, criticisms and inspirations coming from new generations for more than fifteen years[…]
We are proud to share with you some images of the new paintings by Rafael Silveira at Choque gallery, in São Paulo. The new pieces are bigger than the usual Rafael’s works and the relationship between frames and paintings are going more complex and expressive. The paintings took part of the Caixa Cultural Museum[…]
“For the first time, the University of São Paulo opens up to the theme of urban art, in a multidisciplinary effort that involves several areas of knowledge, such as art, architecture, urbanism, economy, tourism, history, among others. Colleges, teachers and students are being engaged in the process of recognizing the importance of urban art for the[…]
‘Circonjectures’ Rafael Silveira’s solo show Rafael Silveira, 38, exhibits for the first time at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, the city where he lives. Formed in the middle of the graphic arts, Silveira has developed a way of reaching the diverse audience that accompanies him. Although oil painting is a great personal passion, the[…]
The Skateboarding is the base for the sculptorical evolutions of Ale Jordao. Inspired in some historical skate formats ( deck cuts ), the artist developed original pieces, complete skateboards made with : Inox Steel, Glass, Concrete , another covered with Persian carpet or even a futebol field. Those are some examples of what the audience[…]