(this page was last updated in August 2023)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Represented by Am Gallery and by Athena Gallery.

PIPA 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023 nominee. 

Desali has a degree in Plastic Arts from the Guignard School (UEMG). He has participated in the exhibitions: “Historias Brasileiras” at MASP, “Quilombo: vida, problemas e aspirações do negro”, INHOTIM, “Brasil Futuro”, National Museum of the Republic in Brasília, “Enciclopédia Negra” at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo; exhibition “Carolina Maria de Jesus: A Brazil for the Brazilians” at the Moreira Salles Institute; “Sertão”, Panorama 36 at MAM, Bolsa Pampulha at MAP and 32 edition of the Pará Art Show and Itajaí Show and the Goiás Show plus the Pivô residence cycle research. He has works acquired by the Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP), in the collection “Arte da Cidade”, in the collection of the Pampulha Museum of Art (MAP) and in the collection of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Museu da Inconfidência in Ouro Preto, MG. Creator of the Piolho Nababo Collective, for ten years in Belo Horizonte, he travels through multiple languages, including graffiti, photography, video and urban intervention, promoting the contact between the margin and the center, questioning the traditional artistic institutions and their colonialism, contaminating these spaces with the streets.


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