(this page was last updated in April 2021)
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2017 and 2021.
Born in Rio Claro, SP in 1959, Claudio Mubarac graduated in Artes Plásticas from ECA/USP, in 1982, where he defended his Doctorate Degree in 1998. Between 1984 and 2003, he teached engraving and drawing at FAAP and was a mentor at the Ateliê de Gravura of the Museu Lasar Segall, whose coordination he assumed from 1989. Since 2004, he is an engraving and drawing teacher from ECA-USP, with exclusive dedication, at graduation and Post-Graduation, having become full teacher in 2010. He’s a full professor of drawing since 2019.
He has works in many collections: Pinacoteca of São Paulo, MAM-SP and Rio, MAC-USP, Museu Nacional de Belas-Artes, MAB/FAAP, Museu da Gravura de Curitiba, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Itaú Cultural Institute, Gabinete de Estampas da Biblioteca Nacional da França, Biblioteca de Alexandria, among others. He’s held more than 160 exhibitions since 1980, solo and group ones, inside and out of Brazil. He’s won scholarships, such as for the Tamarind Institute, USA (1993); London Print Workshop, England (1994); Civitella Ranieri Center, Italy (1996) and Cité Internacional des Arts, France (1999).
Since 2005 he’s been doing curatorships. Highlighted: “O desenho estampado: a obra gráfica de Evandro Carlos Jardim” (2005), which received the prize Prêmio Bravo of better exhibition of the year, “Valongo: xilogravuras de Fabrício Lopez” (2009), “Quatro ensaios gráficos” (2012/2013) and “Imagem gráfica” (2014/2015), all of them for the Pinacoteca of São Paulo; “Das dez mil faces: a gravura de Madalena Hashimoto” (2008), for the Instituto Moreira Salles; “Gilvan Samico: primeiras estórias” (2013), for the Centro Universitário Maria Antônia (USP), “Goeldi/Jardim: a gravura e o compasso” (2015/2016), for MAC/USP and “Xilo: corpo e paisagem”, for Sesc/Guarulhos and Sesc/Pinheiros (2019).