(this page was last updated in March 2018)
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2017.
Claudio Mubarac (Rio Claro, Brazil, 1959) has been living in São Paulo since 1978. In 1982, he completed his Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts by the School of Arts and Communication of the University of Sao Paulo – ECA/USP. From 1994 until 1995, he was a visiting lecturer on printmaking and drawings of the Institution, completing his Master degree in 1998. From 1984 until 2003, Mubarac lectured printmaking at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado -FAAP- and worked as an advisor at the Print Studio Museum Lasar Segall, taking over the coordination position in 1989. Since 2004, Mubarac works as a professor of drawing and printmaking at ECA/USP, in 2010 he obtained his PHd degree and is now exclusively dedicated to the Bachelors and Postgraduate degree in Visual Arts.
Mubarac has held over one hundread and five exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, his works can be found in several institutional collections, such as: Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, MAM/SP, MAM/Rio, MAC/USP, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Museu de Arte Brasileira, Museu de Gravura de Curitiba, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Instituto Cultural Itaú, Gabinete de Estampas da Biblioteca Nacional da França, Biblioteca de Alexandria. He received several grants and participated in residencies in Cité Internacional des Arts, France; Tamarind Institute, USA, London Print Workshop, England and Civitella Ranieri Center, Italy.
Since 2005, Mubarac has been curating several exhibitions in institutions around Brazil, highlights include: “O desenho estampado: a obra gráfica de Evandro Carlos Jardim”(2005), received the Bravo Award for the best exhibition of the year, “Valongo: xilogravuras de Fabrício Lopez” (2009), “Quatro Ensaios Gráficos” (2012/2013) and Imagem(gráfica) 2014/2015, in collaboration with Carlos Martins, all exhibitions held at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; “Das dez mil faces: a gravura de Madalena Hashimoto” (2008), for Instituto Moreira Salles; “Gilvan Samico: primeiras estórias” (2014), Centro Universitário Maria Antônia (USP), with Priscila Sacchettin, and “Goeldi/Jardim: a gravura e o compasso” (2015/2016), for the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo.