Carlito Carvalhosa (São Paulo, 1961) is based in Rio de Janeiro. Painter and sculptor, he studied etching at the studio of Sergio Fingermann and graduated in architecture at the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo in 1984. During 1980s joined Group Casa 7, a studio space that became a reference hub for artists in São Paulo. Between 1989 and 1992 he lived in Berlin and Cologne, Germany. Caravalhosa has participated, among other exhibits, the International Biennial of São Paulo, the Havana Biennial, the ‘Bienal Brasil Século XX’, the Mercosul Biennial and the ‘Côte à Côte Art Contemporain du Brésil’ at CAPC in Bordeaux, France. In 2008, he presented Corridor at Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Apagador, in Solar Unhão, Salvador; Estou lá, at the Imperial Palace, Rio de Janeiro. In 2009, Carvalhosa participated in Experimentando Espaços at the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo. In 2010, he produced Roteiro para visitação within the program of interventions at Palácio da Aclamação in Salvador, Bahia, A Soma dos Dias at the Octagon Project of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Melhor Assim at the cultural space SOSO + in São Paulo. In 2011 Carvalhosa produced the following shows: Qualquer direção in Gallery Silvia Cintra + Box 4, in Rio de Janeiro; Regra de dois, in Eva Klabin Foundation (Breathing Project), Rio de Janeiro; Sum of days at the Museum of Modern Art New York, and Lugar Comum at Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro. In 2012 exhibited Shift at Sonnabend Gallery, New York; Vulgo at the 11th Bienal de La Habana; Bulb end in St. Moritz; Around the Sea, part of Projeto Contentores in Guimarães, Portugal.
In 2013 exhibited Sala de Espera, at the opening of the Original Annex of the new building of the Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo and Sala de Espera at Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea. In 2014 Carvalhosa showed Rio, a public action at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Possibility Matters, at Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Most recently, in 2015, Carlito Carvalhosa had an installation at the Imaterialidade exhibition at SESC in São Paulo and Casa 7 at Pivo, also in São Paulo.