Félix Farfan

1960, Brasiléia | AC - Brazil

One of the first new discoveries, back in the 1980s, of new artistic talent in Pernambuco, he is in fact a citizen of the world, with a pure North-eastern soul. Born in 1960, in Acre, he started his studies in Brasília with the cearense artist Siroba. It was in Pernambuco that he laid the foundations of his promising trade. In the 1980s, living in Recife, he started to do work in painting, drawing and metal engraving, since he graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). In Olinda, he studied with João Câmara, Liliane Dardot, Delano and José Carlos Viana. The alliance with João Câmara got stronger during the eight years in which he worked at the atelier of this artist.

After drinking from so many sources, Farfan then embarked on a solo flight. He was part of important collective exhibitions throughout Brazil and risked individual exhibitions in Brasília, Recife, Olinda and São Paulo. Recognition accompanies him as his work matured. His most recent works were shown at the Biennial Exhibition in Valencia, in 2007, at the Art Fair of Lisbon in 2008, and at the Art Madrid in 2008 and 2009. 



Collective Exhibitions:


2018 Afro-Atlantic Stories, São Paulo Art Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2012 Feira Parte, Paço da Artes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2009 Roots and more: Jorney of the Spirits, Afrika Museum, Netherlands

2007 4° Bienalle of Valência, Valência, Spain

2006-2007 Live Culture Live the Brazilian People, Afro Brasil Museum, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2002-2003 The Image of the Sound of Rock Pop Brazil, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

1992-1993 Contemporary Art Salon of Pernambuco, Pernambuco State Museum (MEPE), Recife, PE, Brazil

1988 41° Pernambuco Contemporary Art Salon, Pernambuco Convention Center, Olinda, PE, Brazil

1987 40° Pernambuco Contemporary Art Salon, Metropolitan Gallery of Art Aloísio Magalhães,, Recife, PE, Brazil


Selected Publications:


2018 Afro-Atlantic Stories, VOL 1, Adriano Pedrosa and Tomás Toledo, Ipis Gráfica e Editora, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2009 Roots and more: Journey of the Spirits, Afrika Museum, Netherlands


são paulo

07.11.2013 - 10.11.2013