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OSGEMEOS

OSGEMEOS (b. 1974, São Paulo, Brazil), translated as the "twins" in Portuguese, have worked together since birth.  As children, they developed a distinct way of playing and communicating through artistic language.  With the encouragement of their older brother, Arnaldo, and the introduction of hip hop culture in Brazil in the 1980s, OSGEMEOS found a direct connection to their dynamic and magical universe and a way to communicate with the public.  The artists utilize this combined visual language, use of improvisation, and shared dreamworld to intuitively create a variety of projects worldwide including, murals, paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, and video. As represented in their work, the brothers believe in their own universe, from which they dream and get inspiration.  In 2012, the ICA Boston hosted a major exhibition of their work, which included gallery-based works of art in addition to public commissions around the city of Boston.  They have also been featured in a variety of solo and group exhibitions including Art in the Streets at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011); Vertigem, Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Brasília, Brazil (2010); and When Lives Become Form: Creative Power from Brazil, Tokyo City Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2009), in addition to special commissioned projects with Tate Modern, London (2008) and Creative Time, NY (2005).  OSGEMEOS live and work in São Paulo, Brazil.