Mulambö (Photo by Mayara Duarte)
Artist Talk: Mulambö
In his intervention, Mulambö, a Brazilian artist in residence at Homesession, presents his work as well as an overview of the Brazilian art scene that he belongs to and understands as essential for the new directions that art is taking in Brazil. New perspectives and organisational forms that are helping to build other narratives through the work of young artists whose diverse origins and life experiences reflect a new way of thinking about art.
Mulambö (Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, 1995), one of the most promising artists of his generation, draws from the restitution of powers in his work, seeking to recover symbols of suburban existence and those of the Região dos Lagos in Rio de Janeiro. His exploration is based on painting, the creation of flags and objects, and even the Internet as a work platform. But before being an artist, he is a grandson, son, godfather and brother, and he makes art to affirm that ‘there is no museum in the world like our grandmother’s house.’
Mulambö has exhibited at the MAR – Rio Art Museum, Hélio Oiticica Municipal Art Centre (RJ), Sesc-Santana (São Paulo), Portas Vilaseca Galeria (RJ), Das Schaufenster (Seattle, USA) and Haus der Kunst (Munich, Germany), and he recently participated in ARCO Lisboa 2023 with Portas Vilaseca Galeria.