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Born in 1995, the artist’s birth name is João. However, he grew up with the nickname Mulambö, in Praia da Vila, Saquarema, in the Lagos region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His artistic practice is based on the “refoundation” of powers, through which he seeks to revalue the symbols of suburban life in Rio de Janeiro. The artist explores everything from painting to making flags and objects, using the Internet as a platform for his work. Mulambö has a deep creative relationship with his family and says that there is no museum in the world like our grandmother’s house. He is represented in Brazil by Portas Vilaseca Galeria and has participated in several exhibitions in different national and international museums.
Approach and works on display
“In the series of paintings on cardboard G.R.E.S. (Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba), Mulambö presents an intimate and personal vision of Carnival and samba, from the point of view of the people who live in the pavilion of the samba schools. These schools form a cultural association that takes part in the great Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro in March.
G.R.E.S. is an ongoing series, in which the artist has constructed the memory of a samba school. The artist pays a beautiful tribute to this great carnival festival, which stages one of the greatest popular operas in the world.”