The Bonsack Gallery opens Zeuler Lima’s Found in Translation with a reception on Friday, November 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition is an abridged version of Lima’s recent solo show at the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo. Through drawings and conceptual artworks — ranging from traditional sketchbooks to three-dimensional objects, and from artist’s books to multiple panels — the exhibition explores the translation, limits and overlaps among different cultural and artistic sensibilities.

Lima trained as an architect, landscape architect and urbanist whose artistic practice focuses on the language of drawing with training in painting, printmaking and bookmaking. With a postdoctoral education in comparative literature, he is also an accomplished writer as well as a designer, educator and scholar with interest in a humanistic approach to the built environment. An associate professor at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Lima teaches design studio and history-theory courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs, including the Florence Spring Program, the Architecture Study Abroad Program, and the cross-disciplinary course Urban Books.  He has also taught at University of São Paulo, Ecole d’Architecture de Grenoble, Columbia University (New York), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and Hosei Daigaku (Tokyo).

Lima is also the author of the acclaimed biography Lina Bo Bardi about the Italian-born Brazilian architect (Yale University Press, 2013). He has served on several curatorial advisory committees, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Museu da Casa Brasileira (São Paulo), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), the Architekturmuseum (Munich) and the Johann Jacobs Museum (Zurich).

Found in Translation runs through January 16, 2019. The Bonsack Gallery (755 South Price Road ,St. Louis, Missouri, 63124, 314-993-4040) is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314/993-4045, ext. 229,


  • Starting Friday, November 30th, 2018, repeated every 7 days until Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Stefene Russell