Photography Robert Nethery


Half-Dutch, half-Brazilian, THE KID (1991) is a self-educated contemporary artist who questions restlessly since his early teenage years the notion of social determinism and the thin frontier between innocence and corruption.

When asked why he chose to put his personal aesthetic and his various technics at the service of these social issues, THE KID likes to quote Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray:

"Behind every exquisite thing, there is something tragic." 

That's the thing, that all his subjects have in common - behind their youth and beauty lies a tragic story - like a flower destined to fade. His goal is to "capture them in their defining moments, forever caught between innocence and corruption".

THE KID is a committed activist and supporter of the International Non Governmental Organization Human Rights Watch, which defends Human Rights worldwide, in particular for its fight against social discrimination and inhumane justice.

Exhibitions (Extracts) :

LIBERTY, LIBERTY DARLING. Group Show. June 27 - September 15, 2019. Curated by Simone Dibo-Cohen, President of The Mediterranean Union For Modern Art UMAM (founded by Henri Matisse & Pierre Bonnard in 1946). Work by THE KID exhibited: TOO YOUNG TO DIE?. Nice New Alpes-Maritimes Regional Museum. The old harbor, Nice. 

HEY! CONTEMPORARY #4. Group Show. March 22 - August 03, 2019. Curated by Anne&Julien chief editors of Hey! Art Magazine. Work by THE KID exhibited: THE KID : RISE AND RISE AGAIN UNTIL LAMBS BECOME LIONS. Paris City Museum La Halle Saint Pierre. Montmartre, Paris.

THE KID : NOT NORMAL. Group Show. June 15 - June 20, 2019. Basel Art Fair. Volta Show. With the ALB Gallery. Basel, Switzerland.

THE KID : OUR MEAT IS USA CHOICE. Solo Show. February 02 - March 02, 2019. Paris Le Marais New Art District. The ALB Gallery. Paris.

THE BIC COLLECTION. Group Show. April 14 - May 13, 2018. Curated by Hervé Mikaeloff and Ingrid Pux. Work by THE KID exhibited: TIMMY (The BIC Art Foundation, USA). Le Cent Quatre. Paris.

THE KID : A PORTRAIT OF YOUTH IN REVOLT. Solo Show. March 29 - April 2, 2017. Art Paris 2017 International Exhibition. Le Grand Palais Museum. Paris.

ADIAF TRIENNALE : OF THEIR TIMES #5 - TIME FOR DARING AND COMMITMENT. Group Show. March 11 - May 8, 2016. Curated by Nathalie Ergino. Work by THE KID exhibited: DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?. The Contemporary Art Institute. Lyon-Villeurbanne.

THE KID : I GO ALONE. Solo Show. March 30 - April 3, 2016. Art Paris 2016 International Exhibition. Le Grand Palais Museum. Paris.

NOW IS OUR FUTURE. Group Show. March 29 - April 3, 2016. Curated by the selection committees of the 10 previous annual editions of Drawing Now International exhibition. Work by THE KID exhibited: GOD IS DEAD. Le Carreau du Temple. Paris.

THE KID : UNTIL THE QUIET COMES. Solo Show. March 25 - 29, 2015. Art Paris 2015 International Exhibition. Le Grand Palais Museum. Paris.

THE KID : THE MORNING I WAS BORN AGAIN. Solo Show. March 26 - 30, 2014. Art Paris 2014 International Exhibition. Le Grand Palais Museum. Paris.

THE KID : ENDGAME. Solo Show. March 30 - May 25, 2013. ALB AnoukLeBourdiec Gallery. New Art District. Paris.

THE KID : ARTIST IN FOCUS. April 9-14, 2013. Drawing Now International Exhibition. Le Louvre Museum. Paris.

THEY WERE, THEY ARE, THEY WILL BE. Group Show. January 10 - February 16, 2013. ALB Gallery. New Art District. Paris.

THE KID : HUMANITY IS OVERRATED. October 16 - 20, 2012. Slick International Exhibition. Le Garage. Paris.

ROXY ROCKY. Group Show. June 16 - July 19, 2012. Work by THE KID exhibited: GOD IS DEAD. ALB Anouk Le Bourdiec Gallery. New Art District. Paris.

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