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Rafael Silveira is a visual artist based in Curitiba, Brazil. He began his artistic career in the 1990s as a graphic artist. His works filled the pages of several fanzines and independent magazines before being featured by the American publisher Dark Horse and several Brazilian magazines. His graphic work was internationally awarded and become a foundation for his pictorial vision.
In 2007, he starts to painting with oils. Cities such as São Paulo, New York, London and Milan have hosted exhibitions of the artist and his works appear worldwide in important private and institutional collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM-RIO) and Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON - PR). A monograph containing a decade of the artist's trajectory has been published by Editora Sesi-SP, with an essay by curator Agnaldo Farias.
His exhibition "Circonjecturas", held in 2017 at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, brought about 100 thousand visitors to the Museum, one of the most successful shows in the history of the institution. The show also travelled to another major exhibition spaces: Centro Cultural Fiesp in São Paulo and Caixa Cultural in Brasilia. The exhibition can be seen online at Google Arts and Culture platform.
His recent works was featured in several digital and print magazines such Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, COLOSSAL, Beautiful Bizarre, and the front cover of The New York Times.
In 2022 the artist present his first immersive solo show at São Paulo's Farol Santander, attracting more than 140 thousand visitors, a new record public for the artist's shows. His work was also exhibited in the Spanish Museum Afundacion, in the cities of Santiago de Compostela and Coruña, with the group show Imaxinária, being the main piece in the show's oficial promotional campaign.