Bruno 9li


(Fortaleza, 1980)
Lives and works em São Paulo
Bruno 9li’s paintings and videos expand a constellation of saturated and enigmatic images, in which otherworldly entities, northern figures, dynamic geometric forms, and an encrypted alphabet strangely align. His recent artistic production evokes infinite sensations within an universe of excess and frenzy. A founder of the Universidade Autoindicada por Entidades Livres (Self-Indicated by Free Entities University), created to articulate interdisciplinary artistic research, Novelli is also co-founder of Metagrafismo (Metagraphism), an experimental collective which explores the graphic potentialities associated to metalinguistics. The artist has a deep interest in Amazonian rituals, the practice of painting, and experimentations with animated gifs.
Novelli, also known as 9LI, had his first solo exhibition, titled Avant ZN, in 2006, at galeria Adesivo, in Porto Alegre, where he was raised and started his career. His main solo exhibitions are Radiante (ESPM/RS Cultural Center, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2014), Lux Tenebris (galeria LOGO, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012), and solo show at Thomas Cohn Gallery (São Paulo, Brazil, 2010). His main group exhibitions are Cosmovideografias Latinoamaricanas (CENART – Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, 2013), BARRO DEL PARAISO (Fundacion OSDE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012), TRANSFER (Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, São Paulo, Brazil, 2010), and the group project Desconstruindo Gigantes (Instituto Goethe, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2005), as winner of the of Goethe Institute Fine Arts Prize, in Porto Alegre, in 2005. 9LI is currently preparing his first solo exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery, in Denver, United Stated.