(this page was last updated in August 2022)

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

Represented by Am Gallery and by Athena Gallery.

PIPA 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022 nominee. 

Desali has a degree in Fine Arts from Escola Guignard (UEMG). He participated in the exhibitions: “Enciclopédia Negra” at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo; exhibition “Carolina Maria de Jesus: Um Brasil para os brasileiros”, at the Instituto Moreira Salles; “Sertão”, Panorama 36 at MAM, Bolsa pampulha at MAP and 32 edition of the Salão Arte Pará and Salão Itajaí. He has been part of residencies, exhibitions, group and private exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. His work has been acquired by the São Paulo Cultural Center (CCSP), and his works are part of the collection “Arte da Cidade”, the collection of the Pampulha Museum of Art (MAP), and the collection of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo. Creator of the Piolho Nababo Collective, which has been in Belo Horizonte for ten years, 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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