Rafael Carneiro Brazilian, b. 1985

1985, Sao Paulo, SP. Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Rafael Carneiro was born in 1985 São Paulo, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Fine Arts programme at the University of São Paulo in 2006. Since then, he has exhibited paitings with obsessively photographic nature. His work present a stunning technical virtuosity, combined with a broad reflection on  ephemeral video images and their possible dislocations toward painting.


Among his solo exhibitions are: Dirty Western, Galerie White Projects, Paris, France, 2012; Galeria Artur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012; Galeria Bodson-Emelinkckx, Brussels, Belgium, 2012; Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil, 2010; Embrulhos, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil, 2009; Pinturas, Centro Universitário MariAntônia, São Paulo, Brazil, 2009; Galeria Artur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008. He also took part in many recent group exhibitions, such as: A luz que vela o corpo é a mesma que revela a tela, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2017; Metrópole: experiência paulistana, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017; Os Muitos e o Um: Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016; Exposição Duplo Olhar, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; Os Primeiros Dez Anos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2011; Caos e Efeito, Itaú Cultural. São Paulo, Brazil, 2011.