São Paulo, Brazil, 1981.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Gustavo Prado studied Philosophy and Industrial Design and received his artistic training at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. His works have recently been featured in group shows such as the BRIC Biennial, the Bronx Museum Biennial, and Spring Break Art Show, all in NY; and the Museu de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro and Itaú Cultural in São Paulo. And in solo shows at Lurixs Gallery in Rio, Nara Roesler Gallery, in São Paulo; and Galerie Richard in NY. He has works in the collection of the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio), presented a large installation at the Coachella (2017) Music Festival in California and created a permanent public art installation for Casa Firjan Institue in Rio. Prado received a Public Art Grant from Art Prize 10 and is a recipient of Projéteis Prize for Contemporary Art from the Brazilian National Foundation for the Arts (Funarte). Prado has participated in numerous public panels such as An Attempt to Become Modern“ at the Americas Society, published critical essays in Brazil’s art publications such as Instituto Moreira Salles, and is an editor and cofounder of Jacaranda Magazine.