Lives & works in (Brazil) Very active in: 2000s, Current decade
Marepe was born in 1970 in San Antônio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil, and has been exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since the early 1990s. Marepe?s work has evolved from a deep connection with the local traditions, customs, and materials of Bahia, the Northeastern region of Brazil predominantly populated with descendants of black slaves. As he often uses readymade materials and everyday objects or activities, Marepe?s work has acquired a complex layering of references and meanings. He lives and works in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.