"The city is the gallery"

Eduardo Srur lives and works in São Paulo. He studied at the Faculdade de Artes Plásticas da Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado Álvares Penteado (FAAP) where he had classes with the artist Nelson Leirner and the photographer Eduardo Brandão. Started his career with the language of painting in the 90s, receiving the Michelângelo Award for Contemporary Painting at the Centro Cultural de São Paulo (1996), Scholarship Award at the FAAP Annual of Arts (1997), Contemporary Art Salon of São Bernardo do Campo (2002), Award at the 9th Bienal of Santos (2004) and Revelation Award in Plastic Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Americana (2003).

In the early 2000s he began researching and using public space to develop installations with new materials and different visual languages, paving the way for the experimental production of urban interventions. The work "Camping of the Angels", exhibited on the facade of the largest abandoned hospital in South America, in São Paulo (2004), stands out.
He receives awards for his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (2002) and the Museum of Art of Santa Catarina (2002). He exhibits in the public space of Paris (2005) and occupies the architecture of secular buildings in the French city of Metz (2005). Between 2005 and 2008 he takes part in exhibitions in Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, Holland and Croatia. He is invited to the Havana Biennale in Cuba.

In São Paulo, he strengthens his entrepreneurial spirit and makes several large-scale urban interventions in the city's landscape, appropriating bridges and viaducts, polluted rivers and dams, public parks and vacant lots. He installs dozens of kayaks manned by plastic mannequins in the polluted waters of the Pinheiros River (2006).

In 2008, he composes sculptures in the form of giant PETS bottles on the banks of the Tiete River and interferes in monuments with life jackets. He hangs a replica of an imperial carriage 30 metres high on the cable-stayed bridge of marginal Pinheiros (2012). In the same year he builds a giant solid waste labyrinth in Ibirapuera park. In 2013, he occupies the city centre with "Farol", an installation with thousands of rats in Vale do Anhangabaú. In parallel, he develops happenings and political performances such as "Art Saves", in front of the National Congress (2011). His works use the public space to draw attention to environmental issues and the daily life in the metropolis, always with the aim of expanding the presence of art in society and and bring it closer to people's lives. Some actions promote social activities with children and spontaneous public through workshops that share the creative process of the artist outside the academic environment to thousands of people. To spread his ideas, he designs lectures in schools and important global events such as TED and Sustainable Brands. In 2014, he launches the book "Urban Intervention Manual" and is elected Sustainable Citizen by Catraca Livre for the body of work.

In 2017, at the invitation of the curator Adelina Von Furstenberg, he participates in the exhibition "Acqua" in the public space of Geneva (Switzerland), on the occasion of World Water Day. In Argentina, he sails his work PETS through the Paraná River, the Prata River and Puerto Madero, in Buenos Aires, during the 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America. In São Paulo, he occupies the contaminated Pinheiros River with the work "Pintado", a monumental and itinerant intervention throughout the city.

Independent artist, Srur works from his studio in São Paulo where he has built up a personal collection throughout his career that includes a series of paintings, sculptures, multiples, photographs, watercolors and prints.

He is the idealizer and owner of ATTACK Intervenções Urbanas, a company specialized in the conception and production of special projects in public space that provides support for his artistic interventions.

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