Born in 1957, Rio de Janeiro. Art shows, the 25th Bienal de São Paulo; the 5th Bienal do MERCOSUL; and the 2011 Trienal de Arquitetura de Lisboa. Individual and group exhibitions at renowned institutions, Fundação Eva Klabin–BR; Culturgest–PT; MAM Rio de Janeiro–BR; MAM Bahia–BR; Ludwig Museum (Koblenz)–DE; Haus der Kilturen der Welt–DE; Kunst Museum–DE; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (MuBE)-BR; Centro Cultural São Paulo–BR; ASU Art Museum–USA; Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma–ES; CAAA–PT; Musee Bozar–BE; Museu Casa das Onze Janelas–BR; Museu Oscar Niemeyer–BR; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Málaga)–ES; Museu Casal Solleric–ES; Private and public collections as MAM Rio de Janeiro, the Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection-BR; Centre Pompidou-FR; Instituto Itaú Cultural–BR; Ludwig Museum (Koblenz)–DE; Culturgest–PT; Benetton Foundation-IT; CAC Málaga-ES; ASU Art Museum USA; MOLAA–USA; Ella Fontanal Cisneros–USA; Brasilea Stiftung–CH; Fundo BGA–BR.
A constructive grid marked by the presence of small territories of high points of color that combined with the vertical and horizontal lines constitute a recognized degree of the pictorial route of José Bechara and his particular approach to the geometrical experience. The artist uses techniques involving acrylics and metal oxidations such as steel and copper on used and old tarpaulins.