Born in New York, 1977, from exiled Brazilian parents, Nicolau Vergueiro’s binational upbringing made him an immigrant in both countries. He received a Bachelor in Arts at UCLA in 2000 and Master in Fine Arts from CalArts in 2002. His work speculates on the infrastructure of our material culture and appropriates found narratives and materials to create drawings, paintings, sculpture, video and text.
Vergueiro’s solo shows and projects include David Kordansky Gallery, Galerie Nathalia Obadia (Paris), Aspen Art Museum, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Vergueiro’s exhibition at ORTHODOX marks a return to Los Angeles, having previously showed at Commonwealth and Council in a 2 person show with Mark Flores in 2014.
Since 2013, Vergueiro has an ongoing 2-person collaborative practice with Marte Eknæs. Solo shows and projects include What Pipeline (Detroit), Munch Museum (Oslo), Between Bridges (Berlin), Kölnischer Kunsteverein (Cologne) and Livraria Martins Fontes (São Paulo).
In 2023 Vergueiro will participate in the exhibition Hvordan Lager Vi en Utstilling? (How Do We Make an Exhibition?) at ROM in Oslo, Norway, and his book of collected texts, A Mochila Desobediente (The Unruly Backpack), will be published in São Paulo, Brazil.
Vergueiro’s work is part of the collections at The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Rubell Family Collection and The Museu de Arte Moderna (Bahia).