Known professionally as Tunga, Antonio José de Barros Carvalho e Mello Mourão was born in 1952 in Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil. He has been the subject of multiple solo exhibitions, including Tunga, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1975); Option 37: TUNGA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (1989); A la lumière des deux mondes: Une installation sous le pyramide, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France (2005); and Tunga: Capillary Twins, Tate Modern, London, UK (2018). Tunga has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Contemporary Art of Brazil, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (1985); Klima Global, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (1992); Amnesia, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY (1999); and Another Part of the New World, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia (2015).
Tunga died in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Bio and website updated as of 2023.