Andrea de Carvalho

Biographical Notes

Andrea de Carvalho was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 1966. She studied at the German "Waldorf" School in Sao Paulo and in 1986 moved to Paris where she studied fashion design and history of fashion. In 1989, after graduating from the "Ecole des arts de la mode Jeoffrin Byrs", she returned to Sao Paulo and started to paint. Andrea de Carvalho became the assistant of the Italo-Brazilian painter Gaetano Miani, until she moved to Italy in 1991. Once in Italy she developed an interest in ceramics, and continues to experiment with new colours, in line with her quest as an artist. She enjoys using different materials, creating installations and works in which she combines iron, ceramics, painting and objects trouves. She lives and works in Italy. In 2010 the artist exhibited at the 3rd Malindi Biennale, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. In 2011 she was invited to the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2012-2013 she took part in the 4th Malindi Biennale curated by Achille Bonito Oliva.