Beatriz Milhazes, Banho de rio, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 280 cm x 300 cm © Tate, London, 2019 © Beatriz Milhazes Beatriz Milhazes Photography by Vicente de Paulo © Beatriz Milhazes Detailsb. 1960, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Beatriz Milhazes’s work bursts with a chromatic and freeing vitality. Renowned for her visual language rooted in painting, collage, and printmaking, she draws on her native Rio de Janeiro.Her use of color and geometry is mined from place—the botanical gardens and the Tijuca forest near her studio, the surrounding city, its ocean front, and the cultural motifs of Brazil—and from memory. “My challenge has always been the same. I’m interested in life and my surroundings, but to make it work as a painting, I do need to think as a geometric and conceptual artist in my studio practice.” This process culminates in the artist’s patented form of abstraction, which she has termed “chromatic free geometry.” In the 1980s, she headed a new generation of artists—Geração 80 or 80s Generation—that embraced painting over the conceptual practices of the 1970s. Marked by the seminal exhibition Como vai você geração 80? (How Are You 80s Generation?) in 1984, this return to painting saw a freedom in process, in the studio as a space for action, and in a rich and amalgamated form of Brazilian art making influenced by European Modernism, the Baroque, and the Antropofagia of the late-1920s. Beatriz Milhazes, Bala de leite em roxo e azul ultramar, 2017, 140 cm x 100 cm © Beatriz Milhazes Beatriz Milhazes, Wallpaper Sunshine, 2014, collage on paper, 100 cm x 150 cm © Beatriz Milhazes Journal View All Video Beatriz Milhazes Talks to Kelly Taxter May 07, 2020 News Pace Welcomes Beatriz Milhazes Jan 09, 2020 One-Artist Exhibitions Close One-Artist Exhibitions Beatriz Milhazes One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1960, Riao de Janeiro, Brazil Lives and works in Rio de JaneiroEducation1978–1981, Social Communication, Hélio Alonso University, Rio de Janeiro1980–1982, Parque Lage Visual Arts School, Rio de Janeiro2018Beatriz Milhazes: Rio Azul, White Cube Bermondsey, London, April 18–July 1, 2018. (Catalogue)2017Marola, Mariola e Marilola, Carpintaria (Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel), Rio de Janeiro, May 20–July 15, 2017. (Catalogue)2016Beatriz Milhazes: Marilola, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, October 17–November 19, 2016.Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes, The Jewish Museum, New York, May 6–October 23, 2016. (Catalogue)2015Marola, James Cohan, New York, October 22–November 28, 2015.White Cube, Hong Kong, March 13–May 30, 2015.Coleção de Motivos, Espaço Cultural Unifor, Fortaleza, February 24–June 28, 2015. (Catalogue)2014Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, September 19, 2014–January 11, 2015. (Catalogue)2013O Círculo e seus amigos, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, November 23, 2013–January 24, 2014.Meu Bem: Beatriz Milhazes, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, August 29–October 27, 2013. Traveled to: MON Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil, November 21, 2013–February 23, 2014. (Catalogue)Quatro estações, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, February 17–May 20, 2012.2012Panamericano. Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas 1999–2012, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, September 14–December 7, 2012. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes: Gravuras, Acervo Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, CAIXA Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, August 14–September 30, 2012. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes: Um Itinerário Gráfico. SESC Quitandinha, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, July 6–29. Traveled to: SESC Palmas, Tocantins, August 7–September 5; SESC São Luís, Maranhão, October 4–31; SESC Santana, São Paulo, November 22, 2012–February 24, 2013; SESC Bauru, São Paulo, June 9–July 23; SESC Palladium, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, September 5–September 22; SESC Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, October 3–November 10; SESC Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, November 21, 2013–January 6, 2014; Museu de Arte Murilo Mendes, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, January 17–February 27; SESC Cabo Branco, João Pessoa, Paraíba, June 6–July 31; SESC Arapiraca, Alagoas, August 10–September 14; SESC Crato, Fortaleza, Ceará, November 7, 2014–January 12, 2015; SESC Iracema, Fortaleza, Ceará, March 3–April 8, 2015; SESC Garanhuns, Pernambuco, July 14–October 2, 2015; Centro Cultural Sesc Paraty/RJ, March 4-April 24, 2016; SESC - Morada dos Baís, Campo Grande, April 18–June 16, 2017; SESC Itajaí e Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (Univali) Espaço Multiuso, July 16–August 26, 2018; Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina (MASC) - Centro Integrado de Cultura, Florianópolis, December 4, 2018–February 3, 2019. (Catalogue)2011Beatriz Milhazes, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, January 29–May 15, 2011. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes: Screenprints 1996–2011, Whitechapel Gallery at Windsor, Miami, December 3, 2011–February 29, 2012. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, September 10–November 5, 2011. (Catalogue)2010Beatriz Milhazes, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, October 11–November 20, 2010.Gravuras, Museu de Arte do Espírito Santo Dionísio Del Santo, June 1–August 29, 2010.2009Beatriz Milhazes, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, April 4–June 21, 2009. (Catalogue)2008Beatriz Milhazes, James Cohan Gallery, New York, October 11–November 15, 2008.Beatriz Milhazes: Pintura, Colagem, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, September 6–November 30, 2008. (Catalogue)2007Beatriz Milhazes, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, December 1, 2007–January 26, 2008.New Prints, James Cohan Gallery, New York, March 9–March 30, 2007.2006Pipoca Moderna, Galerie Max Heztler, Berlin, April 28–June 3, 2006.2005Joá, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, November 25, 2005–January 14, 2006.Peace and Love, Gloulester Road Underground Station, London, November 22, 2005–May 22, 2006.Lagoa, Mezanino do Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, October 9–November 27, 2005.2004Summertime, James Cohan Gallery, New York, October 22–December 4, 2004.Meu Prazer, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, April 24–May 15, 2004.2003Beatriz Milhazes, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France, October 5–December 7, 2003. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, January 31–March 15, 2003.2002Mares do Sul, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, October 29, 2002–January 26, 2003. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, April 19–May 18, 2002.2001Beatriz Milhazes. Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, November 13–December 15, 2001.Beatriz Milhazes, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, September 28–November 3, 2001.Beatriz Milhazes, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England, April 4–May 13, 2001. Traveled to: Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, July 1–September 2, 2001. (Catalogue)2000Beatriz Milhazes: Recent Paintings, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, October 19–November 25, 2000.Beatriz Milhazes, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, April 6–27, 2000.1999Beatriz Milhazes. Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, October 29–November 27, 1999.Beatriz Milhazes: Screenprints. Durham Press, Durham, Pennsylvania, October 4–December 31, 1999.1998Beatriz Milhazes: Screen Print. Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, December 08–February 28, 1998.Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas. Galeria Anna Maria Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, November 1998.Beatriz Milhazes. Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, April 25–June 20, 1998.1997Beatriz Milhazes. Barbara Faber Gallery, Amsterdam, 1997.Beatriz Milhazes: Recent Paintings. Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, November 15,1997–January 10,1998.Museu Alfredo Andersen, Curitiba, Brazil, May 28–June 22, 1997Beatriz Milhazes. Elba Benítez Galería, Madrid, May 22–June 28, 1997.1996Beatriz Milhazes. Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, October 1996. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes. Galeria Ismael Nery - Centro de Arte Calouste Gulbenkian, Rio de Janeiro, July 30–August 16, 1996.Beatriz Milhazes. Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, March 9–April 13, 1996.1995Beatriz Milhazes. Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, July 13 – August 26, 1995.1994Atelier Contemporâneo - Projeto FINEP. Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, November 21–January 8, 1994.Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas, Galeria Anna Maria Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, September 15–October 1, 1994.Beatriz Milhazes, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, June 3–July 2, 1994. (Catalogue)1993Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas recentes. Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, November 10–December 4, 1993. (Catalogue)Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas recentes. Sala Alternativa Artes Visuales, Caracas, September 1993. (Catalogue)1991Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas. Subdistrito Comercial de Arte, São Paulo, May 21–June 15, 1991. (Catalogue)1990Beatriz Milhazes. Galeria Saramenha, Rio de Janeiro, August 21–September 8, 1990.1989Beatriz Milhazes. Pasárgada Arte Contemporânea, Recife, November 7–December 8, 1989.1988Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas. Galeria Suzana Sassoun, São Paulo, May 24–Jun 14, 1988.1987Beatriz Milhazes: Pintura e Escultura, Galeria Cesar Aché, Rio de Janeiro, May 5–May 29, 19851985Beatriz Milhazes: Pinturas, Galeria Cesar Aché, Rio de Janeiro, September 24–October 11, 1985.