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RAFAEL RG

Born in 1986 in Guarulhos (BR). Lives and works in Salvador (BR).

Rafael RG is a visual artist and writer. His practice focuses on sexual and affective relationships and their political implications as well as issues of racial identity. Working with institutional and personal archives, he presents his research through workshops, installations, performative texts, publications and objects. The materials he works with are often closely associated with narratives that involve himself or an alter ego in some way and the resulting projects that are close to or resemble fiction.

Rafael RG gained his BA in Visual Arts from the University of Fine Arts of São Paulo. Recent solo exhibitions include "A cidade onde envelheço", Periscópio Gallery (Belo Horizonte, 2018), "Panos de Mesa / Objetos do Paraguay", Sé Gallery (São Paulo, 2016) and "Política da boa vizinhança", Proyectos Artbo (Bogotá, 2015). Recent group exhibitions include "Levantes", curated by Georges Didi-Huberman, SESC Pinheiros (São Paulo, 2018), "Histórias da Sexualidade", MASP - Museum of art of São Paulo (2018), "Esforço-Desempenho", Galeria Athena Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro, 2016); and "Empresa Colonial", Caixa Cultural, (São Paulo, 2016).
His residencies include The Iberê Camargo Scholarship for residency at Künstlerhaus Bremen (2014), Pampulha Scholarship for residency at the Pampulha Museum of Art (2015-2016), SESC Frestas Triennial of Arts (2017), Gasworks London (2018) and Black Rock Senegal (2019).


Rafael RG (collaboration Gabriel Francisco Lemos), Postludio (Belo Horizonte/Marco Túlio), musical composition, performance, publication (music sheet) and cassette tape, 2018.


Rafael RG, Coal, line-meat (The night we had sex at the art gallery) (detail), photography, text, charcoal drawing on wall and romantic date, 2018.


Rafael RG, We are quietly waiting for the disappearance of what we call ‘us’, the story of the two of us, Performed seminar, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, 2016.