Cildo Meireles

Selected Works

  • Amerikkka

    Amerikkka, 1991/2013

    20,050 wooden eggs painted with polyurethane lacquer, 40,000 bullets, wood and metal

    Installation dimensions variable

    Installation view: Fondazione HangarBicocca, 2014

    Photo: Agostino Osio

  • Olvido

    Olvido, 1987-89

    6,000 banknotes, 3 tons of bones, 69,300 candles, charcoal and sound

    181.1 x 330.7 inches (460 x 840 cm)

    Installation view: Fondazione HangarBicocca, 2014

    Photo: Agostino Osio

  • Abajur

    Abajur, 2010

    Mixed media

    Dimensions variable

  • Abajur

    Abajur, 2010

    Alternate view

  • La Bruja

    La Bruja, 1979-81

    Detail view

    Photo: Remi Villaggi

  • La Bruja

    La Bruja, 1979-81

    Wooden broom base, cotton threads

    Dimensions variable

    Installation view: FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France, 2009

    Photo: Remi Villaggi

  • Fontes

    Fontes, 1992/2008

    6,000 carpenter's rulers; 1,000 clocks; 500,000 vinyl numbers; soundtrack

    Dimensions variable

  • Através [Through]

    Através [Through], 1983-89

    Fishing nets, voile, reinforced glass, livestock nets, architecture paper, Venetian blinds, garden fencing, wooden gates, prison bars, wooden trellis, iron fencing,mosquito nets, metal city barrier fencing, aquarium, tennis nets, metal stakes, barbed wire, chains, chicken wire, museum rope barriers, cellophane, glass

    236.2 x 590.6 x 590.6 inches (600 x 1500 x 1500 cm)

    Installation view: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 2001

  • Canto #1B

    Canto #1B, 1967-2011

    Wood, paint

    118.1 x 41.3 x 41.3 inches (300 x 105 x 105 cm)

  • Glovetrotter

    Glovetrotter, 2010

    Digital print mounted on stainless steel

    33.9 x 48 inches (86 x 122 cm)

    Installation view: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992

  • Atlas

    Atlas, 2007

    Transparency in light box

    62 x 50 x 3.5 inches (157.5 x 127 x 9 cm)

  • Espacios Virtuais: Cantos # II

    Espacios Virtuais: Cantos # II, 1967-68

    Silkscreen

    27.4 x 19.5 inches (69.5 x 49.5 cm)

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