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Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 1988

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1988, Pedro Carneiro develops his production based on issues related to the Afro-Latin diasporic heritage and pop culture. Through paintings, urban interventions, installations and drawings, his works reflect real and invented stories, having as a starting point the reencounter with his ancestry.


Pedro Carneiro is a Master's student in Contemporary Art and Culture at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro), held the Research in Arts 2021 residency at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, was selected for the 13th Mercosul Biennial, through the Call Open for the Transe exhibition. He participates in the exhibition "Carolina Maria de Jesus, a Brazil for Brazilians" at Instituto Moreira Salles in São Paulo. He has work in the collection of the Museu de Arte do Rio.




Starting from the idea of nostalgia, faith and refuge, the series Point of View, was conceived in the course of the Covid 19 pandemic, mainly, the beginning of social isolation in 2020.
The canvases in 15 x 10 cm format began to be produced as a daily, affective and nostalgic exercise Like a family photo album, the paintings address various themes, becoming a diary that evolves throughout this process One painting a day, an artist's book, where the pages are small canvases in a vastness of blue.

The paintings can be found in the sky, in private photos, in Pedro Carneiro's grandmother's backyard, in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, where they lived in isolation, in the memories of the bar with friends and the parties that filled the city Images of comic book heroes and anonymous people, street demonstrations, the affection between bodies and people, the ancestral rescue through family photos All of this is mixed together in this mosaic that is alive and can be made and remade.