Macaparana, Pernambuco, Brazil (1952).
Painter, illustrator and self-taught sculptor. At only eighteen years of age, in 1970, Macaparana presents his first solo exhibition in Recife. In 1973 he moves to Sao Paulo where he currently resides. His interest in sculpture grows as his career progresses.
He has participated in numerous biennials, fairs and exhibitions, amongst which are the Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte en México (1984); "Art Salao Contemporânea Paulista" in Sao Paulo (1986); the XXI Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo and the editions of ARCO in Madrid since 2005.
Among his individual and collective exhibitions, the following stand out: Galeria de Empetur, Recife (1970); Galeria Portal, Sao Paulo (1975); “Caminhos da Arte Brasileira”, MASP - Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (1986); “Paulistas em Brasília”, Museu de Arte de Brasilia, Brasilia (1987); “Doaçoes Recentes”, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (1994); “Brasil Anos 20 a 90”, MAC Museu de Arte Contemporânea USP, Sao Paulo (2003); “Esculturas e Pinturas”, DAN Galeria, Sao Paulo (2004); Galería Cayón, Madrid (2009).