Duane Bahia Benatti


b 1983 Lives and works in Leipzig.

Benatti’s research has led him to experiment with various materials: creating paintings by  juxtaposing dried layers of acrylic on canvas or constructing these disembodied sheets of paint as stand-alone pieces. In 2014 he created his own vegan tempera label. Currently influenced by the painting history of Leipzig, the city he is living in since the beginning 2015, he has begun to work again with figurative painting and combining recognized representations with abstractions, collages and geometrical shapes, as well exploring different materials and scales. 


  • 2016 October Meisterschule Student, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule, Halle, with Prof. Martin Neubert
  • 2016 Guest listener – Painting with Mr. Tilo Baumgaertel, HGB, Leipzig
  • 2007 – 2010 Bachelor Degree, Art/ Art Studies/ General, from Fundação Armando
  • Alvares Penteado FAAP, Sao Paulo SP, Brazil
  • Stipends and Prizes
  • 2014 Paredão, Galeria Veredas SP, Sao Paulo
  • 2013 XXIV Mostra de Arte da Juventude, SESC, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
  • 2012 Beca de arte, Fundación Tres Pinos, Buenos Aires
Solo exhibitions
  • 2016 "Wie viele Borsten braucht's für einen Pinsel?”, Charlotte 13, Leipzig
  • 2013 "Fossil painting", Galeria Marcos Sancovsky, Sao Paulo
  • 2012 "Alfabeto callejero", Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires
Group exhibitions
  • 2015 XVIII Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal
  • Zukunftsvisionen, Görlitz
  • Berlin calling, Le Séchoir, Mulhouse, France
  • 2014 Temporada de projetos, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Blumenau, Brazil
  • XXIII Salao de artes plasticas de Rio Claro, Brazil
  • Projeto Vitrine, Ponto Aurora, Sao Paulo
  • Around you, Ostrale, Dresden
  • 2013 Parallel moment, TAD Gallery, Denton, USA
  • XLI Salão de Arte Contemporanea Luiz Sacilotto, Santo Andre, Brazil
  • Salão de Artes Visuais de Vinhedo, Brazil
  • 2012 IX Salão de Artes Plásticas de Praia Grande, Brazil
  • Irreverentes, Galeria Meridion, Buenos Aires
  • Volar, Galeria Del Infinito, Buenos Aires
  • 2011 XVIII Salão de Artes Plásticas de Praia Grande, Brazil
  • Não é ketchup, é sangue, Museu da Arte Brasileira, Sao Paulo
  • 2009 Andares secretos, Centro Cultural da Juventude Ruth Cardoso, Sao Paulo
  • 2015 Pilotenkueche – Spinnerei, Leipzig
  • 345km Project, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2014 Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, Germany
  • Public Collection
  • 2012 Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires

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