Since 2001, when Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson formed assume vivid astro focus, museums, galleries, and public spaces worldwide have been set aflame with the duo’s image-laden, neon-bright, Carnavalesque installations. Fusing drawing, sculpture, collage, video, music, and performance, assume vivid astro focus creates immersive spaces expressive of a lust for life and a belief in the “freedom to share/spread/absorb/assume/contaminate/inseminate/devour.” Abundant and irresistible, the pair’s work also poses challenges—to restrictions of speech and civil rights and to rigid classifications of identity.

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abstracto viajero andino fetichizados, MATE, Peru
avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods, Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, US
Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Sammlung Goetz, Base 103, München, Germany
assume vivid astro focus, CAC, Cincinnati, US
ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces, Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, New York
Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil April 4- May 18
The Armory Show, The Suzanne Geiss Company, Focus Section, curated by Eric Shiner
Featured artist of 2012 Gala, The Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo
Cyclops Trannies, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York City, USA
Silent Disco, One night performance and installation for the opening of Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Mural Installation, All Very Amazing Fingers, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia
Mural Installation, LIGHTBOX, Miami
Cyclops Trannies, Galeria Triângulo, SP Arte, São Paulo, Brasil
archeologist verifies acid flashbacks, The Wynwood Walls, Miami, USA
Wallpaper and Neon Installation, Core Club, New York City, USA
Ilegítimo, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, USA
aqui vivimos atisbando fantasmas, Centro Contemporaneo La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
artistiquement voué au feu, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
affektert veggmaleri akselererende faenskap, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
Menschen Tiere Sensationen/ancient vagrancy appolonian futurism, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
Poprally, MoMA, New York, USA
ameixa vazio attack fátima, Casa Triangulo, São Paulo
aqui volvemos adornos frivolos, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
antonella varicella arabella fiorella, public project for ENEL Contemporanea 2008, curated by Francesco Bonami, Rome, Italy
ameiz vous avec ferveur, special window project for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
absolutely venomous accurately fallacious (naturally delicious), Deitch Projects, New York, USA
alienation vertigo action formula, special project for the VIP lounge area at The Armory Show, New York, USA
Concrete Waves: Homage to Skate Culture (with Ryan McGinness and P.S. 1, MoMA), Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
faux dark shada rustic moniques, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
a very anxious feeling, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
abra vana alucinete fogo, Galeria Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil
butch queen realness with a twist of pastel color, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Open Call, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna, Austria
absorb viral attack fantasy, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Off the Wall Series (in collaboration with Elmgreen and Dragset), Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
homocrap #2, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
butch queen realness with a twist in pastel colors (featuring Dick Jewell), Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
assume vivid astro focus XI, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz Private Collection, Key Biscayne, USA
Make It With You: A Slow Dance Club (collaboration with Los Super Elegantes), Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
assume vivid astro focus IX, an art project with Central Park's Dance Skaters Association sponsored by The Public Art Fund and in conjunction with the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York, USA
assume vivid astro focus VII, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
assume vivid astro focus V, Peres Projects, San Francisco, USA
assume vivid astro focus III, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA


Quermuseu – Cartografias da Arte Brasileira, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Manifesta 11, Zurich, CH
HORIZONS, Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Soft Power. Arte Brazil, curated by Robbert Roos, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL
Structures of Power, Diablo Rosso, Panama City, PA
Greek Gotham, curated by Maria Britto , Dio Horio, Mykonos, GR
Game, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, Luisa Strina, São Paulo, BR
Mycorial Theater, curated by Milovan Farronato, Pivô, São Paulo, BR
Love Story – Works from Erling Kagge's Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, NO
Casa Triângulo's 25th Anniversary, Pivô, Edifício Copan, São Paulo, BR
Kino International Theater, Berlin, Germany
Uncertain Terms, What If the World, Cape Town, South Africa
15 Years And Counting, assume vivid astro focus VIII, Anniversary Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Tuyauterie Tropicale, Natures Artificielles (Lille 3000), Hotel Europa, Lille, France
Pop Politics, CA2M, Madrid, Spain
The Lift: avaf, Kiki Smith, and Andrea Zittel, Bloomberg in collaboration with Art21, New York
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, New York
Tro-pi-cal, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Oslo
Collages: Incisions-Fragments-Montages, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
In Living Color, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Collaborations and Interventions, curated by Friederike Nymphius, CCA Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, ES
Blabla et Chichi sur un bateau, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Lille3000, Lille, France
Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Space Between Now and Then, Galleria OMR, Mexico City
Krakow Photomonth, curated by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Krakow, Poland
Travessias, Favela de Mare, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Experience Pommery #9, Domaine Pommery, curated by Claire Staebler and Charles Carcopino, Reims, France
New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, The New Museum, curated by Jeff Koons, New York, NY
Demons, Yarns, and Tales, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Scorpio’s Garden, Temporare Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin
New York Minute, MACRO Museum, curated by Kathy Grayson, Rome, Italy
Chelsea Visits Havana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
Zweckgemenschaft, curated by Francesco Stocchi, MICA MOCA, Berlin, Germany
Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Tattoo, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
One night performance with Black Meteoric Star, Donau Music Festival, Vienna, Austria
In Living Contact, 28th Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo, Brazil
ENEL Contemporanea 2008, curated by Francesco Bonami, Rome, Italy
The Voting Booth Project, benefit exhibition for The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, curated by Quang Bao, David Zwirner Gallery
I/Legitimo, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Super#3, an one night performance with Black Meteoric Star (Gavin Russom), Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris, France
The Rocky Mountain People Show, curated by Fabio Cavallucci and Cristina Natalicchio, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemmporanea, Trento, Italy
Cover, Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), curated by Fernando Oliva, São Paulo, Brazil
When Lives Become Form: Dialogue with the Future – Brazil, Japan, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo, Brazil
Tiny Art Show, curated by Maxwell Williams, Cynders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA. forthcoming
Graffiti, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Glasgow International, curated by Caroline Stevenson, Glasgow, UK
Gravity: Selected works from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Museo Artium, Vitorai, Spain
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA, and Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Quebec
A New High In Getting Low (NYC), curated by John Connelly, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Brevity’s Rainbow, curated by Maxwell Williams, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
shada shada La Chatte, an one night performance in collaboration with La Chatte, part of La Noche en Blanco, organized by Reina Sofia and ARCO, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
Double Vision, Deutsche Bank, New York
New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions, curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
BoysCraft, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
A New High In Getting Low, ArtNews Projects, curated by John Connelly, Berlin, Germany
Studio Voltaire Portfolio, Studio Voltare, London, UK
Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens, Greece
Space For Your Future, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), Tokyo, Japan
The Studio of the Street, Deitch Projects: Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Out of Art, from the Collection of Ernesto Eposito, CentrePasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d’Art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
Playback, curated by Anne Dressen, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville Paris, Paris, France
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, curated by Dominic Molon, MCA, Chicago, USA
Rozamira Festival, Moscow, Russia
Destroy Athens, Athens Biennial, curated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Augustine Zenakos, Athens, Greece
Fractured Figure: Works From the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
The Weasel: Pop Music and Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London, UK
She Was Born To Be My Unicorn, curated by Amy Keller, Smith-Stewart, New York, USA
CARToons at COMICON, Changing Role – Move Over Gallery, Naples, Italy
Impossibly Familiar, Fashion Institute of Technology, Art Gotham, New York, USA
Independent Curators International, New York Studio Events, New York, USA
Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
BoysCraft, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Night Visions: MOCA after Dark, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Out of Art, from the Collection of Ernesto Eposito, CentrePasquArt: Kunsthaus Centre d’Art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-Based Videos, curated by Julio Morales and Berin Golonu, YBCA, Los Angeles, CA
Art on Paper 2006, curated by Xandra Eden Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA
Kamp K48, curated by Scott Hug, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Constant Disturbance: On Cultural Contamination and Foreign Agents, curated by Gean Moreno Centro Cultural Español, Coral Gables, USA
Faces, bodies and contemporary signs of Ernesto Esposito’s collection, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (MADRe), Naples, Italy
CITYZOOMS: New York, TBA, Bonn, Germany
Tempest, curated by John Connelly, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
Contemporary Video Art from Brazil, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Tropicália, curated by Carlos Basualdo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 15, 2005–January 2, 2006 Barbican, London, UK, February 13-May 22, 2006, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, Oct 11, 2006–Jan 28, 2007
Ninth Tropical Night – Pablo Internacional, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Panic Room, works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Trial Ballons/Globos Sonda, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Agustin Pérez Rubio, and Octavio Zaya, MUSAC, León, Spain
Infinite Painting, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy
Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection, Frye Museum, Seattle, USA
The Gallery Show, Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Netherlands
The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
SuPERM Salon/Superhole Weekend Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, USA
Group Show, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Baroque and Neo-Baroque, curated by Javier Panera, Salmanca Contemporary Art Centre, Salamanca, Spain
The Zine UnBound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies (“K48”, curated by Scott Hug), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, curated by Paul Schimmel, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
Manchmal weiss ich nicht, ob ich etwas wirklich erlebt oder ob ich es in einem Film geshen habe, Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
op-ish, Samson Projects, Boston, USA
Draw, Galerie du jour agnes b., Paris, France
Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol, Andy Warhol Museum of Art, Pittsburg, USA
Growing up Absurd, Kent Institute of Arts and Design (Herbert Read Gallery), Canterbury, UK
Drone, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Colour My World, Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK
Divided by Lightning, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Revenge of Romance, Temporary Contemporary, London, UK
Nocturnal Emissions, Groninger Museum, Groninger, Netherlands
The Stars of Track and Field are Beautiful People, Changing Role Gallery, Naples, Italy
Byproducts of Work, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
If You Believe Hard Enough…, Rocket Projects, Miami, USA
assume vivid astro focus VII, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Carnaval, Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Works on Paper, Southfirst, New York, USA
Cave Canem, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Such Things I do Just to Make Myself More Attractive to You, peres projects, Los Angeles, USA
The 6th Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Consolidated Works, Seattle, USA
Hovering, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Fast Forward (Media Art from the Goetz Collection), ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Study, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Corporate Profit vs. Labor Costs, D’Amelio Terras, New York, USA
K48_Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show" curated by theScott Hug, galerie du jour/agnes b., Paris, France
Impakt Festival, curated by Arjon Dunnewind, Utrecht, Netherlands
Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich, New York, USA
Videodrome, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, France
Life/Like, curated by Oliver Kamm, Apartment 5BE, New York, USA
Emerging Artists, curated by Simon Watson, Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, USA
K48_Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, curated by Scott Hug, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Georges: Abstraction/Surface, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Coleções 3, curated by Néssia Pope, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
High Desert Test Sites, curated by Andrea Zittel, Andy Stillpass and John Connelly, Joshua Tree, CA
Vidéo Topiques, curated by Lydia Yee, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Videodrome II, curated by Anne Ellegood, Dan Cameron, Anne Barlow and Johanna Burton, Zenith Media Lounge, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Room for a Revolution, curated by Kristen VanDeventer and Lisa Williamson, Deluxe Gallery, Chicago, USA
End of the Rainbow, Bellwether, New York, USA
222: 2002: Stardust: Assume Vivid Astro Focus and Kalaman, curated by Anton Kern, Apex Art, New York
Unknown Pleasures, curated by Daniel Reich, Daniel Reich, New York, USA
Bathroom Group Show, curated by Daniel Reich, Daniel Reich, New York
Face Value, curated by Lauren Ross, White Columns, New York, USA
Miss World 1972, curated by Daniel Reich, Daniel Reich, New York, December
Alpha Flight, curated by John Connelly, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Deslocamentos do Eu: O Auto-Retrato Digital e Pré-Digital na Arte Brasileira, 1976-2001, curated by Tadeu Chiarelli, Itaú Cultural Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
São Paulo Turística, curated by Ricardo Resende, Museum de Arte Moderna Higienópolis, São Paulo, Brazil
Biting Style and Spitting Image, curated by Diane Chamber and Denise Delgado, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA, June 15 - July 1, 2001
To Be Continued, curated by Rebecca Smith and Matt Keegan, Bellwether, Art In General and Parlour Projects, New York, USA
Recent Works from Project Antárctica Artes com a Folha’s Artists, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil
City Cannibal, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Excesso, curated by Daniela Bousso, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
Antárctica Artes com a Folha, Pavilhão Manoel da Nóbraga, São Paulo, Brazil


Beacon High School Sites for Students Project
Permanent mural for Brooklyn’s Original Music Workshop
Collaboration with Henzel Carpets
“The People’s Tee”, Nike
RxArt Hospital Installation
Vice X Madonna “Art For Freedom” Digital Initiative
Short film for films4peace, Curated by Mark Coetzee
avaf+Art21 comboworks, an interactive online project for Art21
Featured artist of Art21 PBS series
Artwork for window display and interior of Melissa store in New York City, USA
GAGA'S WORKSHOP, a collaborative display for Barney's New York, Madison Ave, New York City, USA
Visual Collaboration with Comme des Garçons
Artwork for Façade and interior of Galeria Melissa store in São Paulo, Brazil


Recipient of The Public Art Fund’s In The Public Realm Grant
Recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant for Emerging Artists


Museum of Modern Art, New York
Goetz Collection
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo
Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo
The Lauro Collection, Il Giardino dei Lauri
De La Cruz Collection
The Depart Foundation