Vancouver Biennale OSGEMEOS

OSGEMEOS finish their new mural in Vancouver

September 3, 2014

After three weeks, OSGEMEOS finished the gigantic 360 degrees mural, that is now part of the Granville Island’s landscape, in Vancouver, Canada.

Check out parts of the process in the video.


OSGEMEOS participate in the Vancouver Biennale

August 20, 2014

After the success of the exhibition Opera of the Moon, that in two months had more than 60 000 visitors in Galpão Fortes Vilaça, in São Paulo, the artist duo OSGEMEOS lands in Canada, for the Vancouver Biennale, which takes place between 2014 and 2016. A 360o wall, with 20 meters high and over 2,000 m² will be created by the brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo in six gigantic silos, alongside the famous Public Market, Emily Carr University and the False Creek on Granville Island. The site attracts over 10.5 million visitors per year.

2014_OSGEMEOS_mural_bienal_vancouver_copyright_sergio_magro_01Photo: Vancouver Biennale / Sergio Magro Global BC

The first challenge for the artists was to find a location beyond the conventional. “As the proposed Biennale has a strong connection with sculpture, so we decided to find a place where the painting can be transformed, creating a dialogue between two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds.” explain OSGEMEOS. According to them, another aim of this project is to bring the characters to Vancouver while sharing perspectives and cultures and establishing a relationship between the people who frequent the site, and integrate this work into the city scenery.

 The False Creek influenced the choice of location. “For us, the water acts as a vein, symbolizing life and it is very present in our work,” say the artists. In addition, the site is highly sought in Vancouver for water sports practice, such as canoeing, and by the residents themselves, for leisure and boating.

2014_OSGEMEOS_mural_bienal_vancouver_copyright_sergio_magro_15Photo: Vancouver Biennale / Sergio Magro Global BC

According to Barrie Mowatt, president and founder of the Vancouver Biennale, the mural will become one of the most iconic public works in the history. “OSGEMEOS have exhibited at some of the most prestigious art institutions in the world, including the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. We are immensely proud to welcome their first work in Canada. ”

With the new wall, the Brazilian duo will join the group of international artists who are participating in the Vancouver Biennale, as Ai Weiwei, Andy Goldsworthy, Vik Muniz and Jonathan Borofsky.

2014_OSGEMEOS_mural_bienal_vancouver_copyright_sergio_magro_06Photo: Vancouver Biennale / Sergio Magro Global BC


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Final weeks of the show ‘Opera of the Moon’

August 1, 2014

The show Opera of the Moon is in its final two weeks at the Galpão Fortes Vilaca, in São Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition, which is open to the public until August 16, presents new works including paintings, sculptures and installations.

20140619_00022-EditPortrait with Paminondas, 2014 | Photo:Eduardo Ortega

Consult the operating hours and other information regarding the exhibition at the Galeria Fortes Vilaça’s official website: Galpão Fortes Vilaça – Opera of the Moon – OSGEMEOS

Galpão Fortes Vilaça
Rua James Holland 71 | Barra Funda
01138-000 São Paulo Brazil


Opera of the moon – Galpão Fortes Vilaça – São Paulo

July 4, 2014

The “Opera of the moon” exhibition consists of approximately 30 new works within an immersive environment where the narrative universe of OSGEMEOS takes on a new dimension. In the first room, a flurry of paintings, sculptures and installations seem to be pulled by an extraordinary vortex, involving the visitor completely in the environment. In the second room, a special work that was kept secret until the opening day of the show – a giant zoetrope giving life and motion to different characters within a huge sculpture surrounded by ocean and moonlight. This room also features a soundtrack composed in partnership with Ben Mor (USA) and DJ Zegon (Brazil). In a third space, the visitor finds a home made especially for the gallery, with an interactive 3D installation also with original music composed by DJ Zegon. Beside the house, more paintings and sculptures, including the work “Portrait with Paminondas” – a special installation that allows visitors to leave the show with a picture next to one of their endearing characters.

20140619_00031-EditPhoto: Eduardo Ortega

Opera of the moon
29.06.2014 | 16.08.2014

Galpão Fortes Vilaça
R. James Holland 71 – Barra Funda

Tuesday to Friday, 10 am – 7 pm*
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm*
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays
*Last entry allowed until 30 minutes before closing time.

Free admission



February 28, 2014

Another very cool interview that took place in 2013, was the participation of OSGEMEOS in TRIP’s magazine black pages, and which also featured this video interview, where the brothers talk a bit about how it was to choose to work with what they love.