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Guilherme Licurgo artist



Guilherme Licurgo was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1983 and is currently residing and working in São Paulo, Brazil. Invited to model for Terry Richardson for his book, "Terry Richardson Rio Cidade Maravilhosa" in 2008, Guilherme went to study Photography at the Panamericana School of Art. He discovered his real passion behind the lens, creating images. He has been working as a photographer ever since. He has worked for many Brazilian and International brands/ magazines, including Lancaster Paris, Architecture Beauty Culture Design, Roberto Cavalli, Wonderland, Martha Graham Dance Company, EMI Records, Greenpeace, PIRELLI, at PIRELLI CALENDAR 2010, GQ Portugal, GQ Brazil, Vogue Magazine, Wella and others. In 2011, he was personally invited by Olivier Van Doorne, President and Worldwide Creative Director at Select NY, to work on his first major international advertising book project, side by side with Steven Klein, Johan Renck, Lori Goldstein, and Sean Spellman. Also in 2011, he was a prize winner by the Brazilian Foreign Office as one of the best contemporary artists of Brazil, at the II Itamaraty Contest of Contemporary Art. In 2014, he was awarded by Visionaire, the highly collectible, multi-format, luxury art and fashion publication based in New York City, with one of the pictures from his "Desert Flower Project".In 2015, he was invited to make a solo show with two installations at the SP Art Fair.


The Manifesto Series

"Manifesto" by Brazilian photographer Guilherme Licurgo, curated by Ian Duarte Lucas. Composed of fifteen unpublished works, created in 2018, this is his most political content production ever presented. As a result of his cultivated critical eye, the photographer sheds light on the historical exclusion of the Brazilian population in decision-making processes in the country.

Dramatically plunged into an endless political and economic crisis, Brazil finds itself in a chaotic situation. In this context, Guilherme Licurgo's new series gains even more relevance with the proximity of the presidential elections, taking as its starting point the widespread sense of absence of dialogue between the citizens and government, even more, sensitive in this period. 

Desert Flower Series

Desert Flower is a project created by Guilherme Licurgo in collaboration with the iconic Martha Graham Dance Company, using the dancers, Graham technique, and original costumes. Images taken in different countries.​ "Guilherme Licurgo has reached into Martha Graham's essential beliefs and extended them into the future. I know Martha would be intrigued and delighted by these evocative photos and feel the deep connection to her own creative discoveries.

The Seeds Series

Rio de Janeiro Series

“Rio de Janeiro” series highlights the monster that is social inequality in the city. It is something that feeds on the innocence of the people who inhabit the area, but also fueled by the population’s innocence.

Mundo da Sombras Series

"Our natural disposition is to think of photographs as snapshots, the capture of a fleeting moment. However, Guilherme Licurgo has frequently toyed with this understanding, producing images which instead condense time into a singular frame".