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José Roberto Aguilar
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1941 - São Paulo SP - 11 de abril

Vida Familiar
Irmão do curador e crítico de arte Nelson Aguilar

Formação
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1962 - São Paulo SP - Cursa durante seis meses economia na Faculdade de Economia e Administração da Universidade de São Paulo - FEA/USP, no ano seguinte passa a pintar e expor seus trabalhos

Cronologia
Gravador, pintor, escultor, músico, escritor, performer, artista multimídia, curador

s.d. - SP - Realiza um painel na Estação Barra Funda do Metrô
s.d. - RJ - Realiza um painel na Fundação Pró-Memória
s.d. - Jundiaí SP - Executa uma instalação de vidro no Teatro Politheama
1941/1969 - SP - Vive nessa cidade
1956 - SP - Funda com Jorge Mautner e José Agripino de Paula o movimento filosófico Kaos
1966 - SP - Publica o álbum de xilogravuras Igrejas Barrocas de Minas
1969/1970 - Nova York (Estados Unidos) - Vive nessa cidade
1970/1974 - Londres (Inglaterra) - Vive nessa cidade, onde realiza experiências de pintura com pistola de ar comprimido
1973 - Começa a experimentar novos meios de expressão como o videoteipe, sendo o pioneiro no Brasil no campo da vídeo-arte. Produz os filmes: Where is South America?, Luz, Lucila, um filme policial
ca.1973/ca.1979 - Brasil - Viaja para as regiões Norte e Sul do país
ca.1974/ca.1975 - Nova York (Estados Unidos) - Vive nessa cidade
1976 - SP - Escreve O Circo Antropofágico
1977 - SP - Participa da encenação do espetáculo Circo Performático no Teatro Ruth Escobar
1978 - SP - Organiza o 1º Encontro Internacional de Vídeo-arte em São Paulo
1978 - Tóquio (Japão) - Participa do Festival de Videoarte de Tóquio
1978 - Paris (França) - Participa de videoperformance no Beaubourg - Centre Georges Pompidou
1979 - Paris (França) - Realiza a performance Ópera do Terceiro Mundo, no Beaubourg - Centre Georges Pompidou
ca.1979/ca.1980 - Rio de Janeiro RJ - Vive nessa cidade
ca.1980 - SP - Realiza uma performance baseada no romance Os Sertões, de Euclides da Cunha
ca.1980/1983 - São Paulo SP - Vive nessa cidade
1981 - SP - Cria grupo musical Banda Performática, formado por músicos, dançarinos, pintores e atores, do qual faz parte por um tempo Arnaldo Antunes
1981 - SP - Publica o livro A Divina Comédia Brasileira, inspirado na A Divina Comédia, obra de Dante Alighieri
ca.1981 - RJ - Apresenta o show Duchamp e Mondrian no Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro - MAM/RJ com a Banda Performática
ca.1981 - SP - Apresenta com a Banda Performática o show A Saúde da Cultura Brasileira, na Galeria São Paulo, no Teatro Fundação Getúlio Vargas
ca.1981 - Rio de Janeiro RJ - Apresenta com a Banda Performática o show A Saúde da Cultura Brasileira, na EAV/Parque Lage
1982 - SP - Grava disco Aguilar e a Banda Performática, no qual há uma música dedicada a Hélio Oiticica, Parangolé
ca.1982 - RJ - Apresenta com a Banda Performática o show Noites Cariocas no Morro da Urca
ca.1982 - SP - Apresenta com a Banda Performática o show Apocalipse no CCSP
1983 - Oregon (Estados Unidos) - Visita o centro do guru Rajneesh, lá permanecendo por três meses e adotando o nome de Swami Antar Vigyan que significa "aquele que está no caminho de seu interior". Passa a assinar as telas como Vigyan Aguilar
1983 - SP - Vive nessa cidade
ca.1983 - SP - Publica o livro A Canção de Blue Brother
ca.1983 - SP - Apresenta com a Banda Performática os shows A Música é Pintura no Teatro Lira Paulistana, Música Contemporânea na Praça Benedito Calixto e Ópera Rock - Macunaíma Performático - Homenagem aos 90 Anos de nascimento de Mário de Andrade na Praça Roosevelt
1989 - SP - Organiza a performance Tomada da Bastilha, em comemoração ao Bicentenário da Revolução Francesa
1989 - SP - Publica o livro A Revolução Francesa de Aguilar
ca.1990 - SP - É diretor e coordenador artístico de eventos e exposições na Casa das Rosas
1994 - SP - Publica o livro Hércules Pastiche
ca.1995 - SP - Relança a Banda Performática no Sesc Pompéia com músicos mais conhecidos, como André Jung, baterista do I


As early as 1958 Aguilar became part of Brazilian cultural life by participating of the movement known in Brazil as Kaos - an avant-garde art manifestation including poetry, literature and theatre. His first exhibition took place in 1961, and in 1963 he was selected to show his work in the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, an important art exhibition held in São Paulo every two years. In 1965, he was part of a very famous show named OPINIÃO-65 with other Brazilian and foreign artists in the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. It was in 1967 when he received the Itamarati Awards for his work at the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo. In 1969 his work was again showed at the Bienal de São Paulo.
During the 60s, a real frenetic decade, Aguilar focussed his efforts on his studio located in Frei Caneca street. This studio was attended by several people who in many ways played significant role in the renewal of political and artistic scenario in Brazil that time.
In the 70s, he was compelled to live abroad as well as many other artists. Living in London, he put on an exhibition in Birmingham. His return to Brazil was in 1973. By that time, exhibitions of his work were held in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In 1974 and 1975 he lived in New York and began a pioneering work in video-art. In 1977 he was invited to participate in the Bienal de São Paulo presenting his show with a performance of Circo Antropofágico (anthropophagic circus), with 12 video screens on the stage, for this work he received another award. In 1978 participated in video-performances in the George Pompidou Center – Paris, and in the Video-Art Festival of Tokyo. In 1979 his work was again shown in the Bienal de São Paulo.
In the 80s, Aguilar became a restless painter. His exhibitions were held in many places both in Brazil and abroad. He is the Brazilian artist with the greatest number of exhibitions abroad, mainly in countries such as USA and Germany. On the other hand, he reinforced his multimedia image with innumerable performances. As a result of this work, he not only created the band called Banda Performática but he also was an active part of it at outdoor concerts and performances at public squares. The most spectacular of those performances was, beyond any doubt, the megaevent celebrating the anniversary of French Revolution in 1989. Over 300 artists were seen on a stage built in front of a very large stadium in São Paulo. Besides all of these activities, he writes songs and books, developing a sense of religiosity of his own, believing in human capacity for transcendence; on account of that, his demonstration of fearless experimentation is constant.
He wrote A Divina Comédia Brasileira (The Brazilian Divine Comedy), 1981; A canção de Blue Brother (The Blue Brother’s Song), 1983; A Revolução Francesa de Aguilar (Aguilar’s French Revolution), 1989.
In the 90s, he carried on with his multiple activities. Two great exhibitions were held with his large dimension work. One of them was held in MASP (Art Museum of São Paulo) – 1991, and the other in MAM-SP (Modern Art Museum of São Paulo)- 1996. He joined Casa das Rosas as an Executive Director, where he’s been having the opportunity to promote Brazilian Culture by means of large exhibitions and to provide the city of São Paulo with a very dynamic cultural space. He wrote in 1994 a book called Hercules Pastiche.
Being an outstanding presence in Brazilian cultural scenario Aguilar’s work has definitely been characterized by diversity and coherence.

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