Tunga | the artist




The artist Tunga
Born 1952, Palmares, Brazil.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art,

Born Antonio José de Barros de Carvalho e Mello


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Tunga is an artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, whose sculptures, drawings, videos and performances have met with acclaim in his homeland as well as in Europe and Japan. Born Jose de Barros Carvalho e Mello in 1952, the euphoniously rechristened Tunga has twice appeared at the Venice Biennale, and this summer made a big splash at Documenta X…
Biography and works
Tunga (b. 1952) belongs to a generation of Brazilian artists who rose to prominence after the pioneering work of Hélio Oiticia and Lygia Clark. Working in performance, installation, sculpture, video, and poetry, he has been making art for over thirty years and has exhibited internationally…


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