Dudu Santos

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São Paulo, Brazil, in 1943. 

Lives and works in São Paulo.


Dudu Santos is a painter, set designer, illustrator, curator and teacher. Between 1959 and 1963, he studied painting with Eduardo Sued (1925), Mário Gruber (1927) and Yolanda Mohalyi (1909-1978). drawing with Nelson Nóbrega (1900-1997) and Renina Katz (1926); mosaic and fresco with Joaquim Rocha Ferreira (1900-1965); engraving with Marcelo Grassmann (1925) and Mário Gruber and sculpture with Caciporé Torres (1935). In 1966, she taught drawing and painting at Ateliê Via Veneto, by Nieta Lex. In addition to these activities, he performs the scenarios of the pieces Knock or Triumph of Medicine, by Jules Romain in 1960 and Triad in 1993; produces the covers of the books of Paulo Bonfim, Leila Gouvea, Arruda Camargo and Antônio Penteado Mendonça.


Throughout his career, he had individual exhibitions at the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia / Solar do Unhão (Salvador, BA) in 1974, Documenta Galeria de Arte (São Paulo, SP) in 1984, Moira Galeria de Arte (Lisbon, Portugal) in 1991, Mônica Filgueiras Gallery of Art (São Paulo, SP) in 1998, Gallery of Art of the House of

Brazil (Madrid, Spain) in 1999, among others.


He recently presented the exhibitions "Contra o vazio" in 2018 and “Nothing is real but everything is real” in 2016, both in the Jaqueline Martins Gallery (São Paulo, SP). He has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions in galleries and institutions such as the Modern Museum of São Paulo (MASP, São Paulo, SP), National Museum of Fine Arts (Rio de Janeiro, RJ) and Atami Museum of Fine Arts (Moa, Atami (MAC / USP, São Paulo, SP) in 1998 and “Only for the Rare, only for the Crazy” curated by Daniela Name, Jaqueline Martins Gallery (São Paulo, SP) in 2011.

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