Tiago Carneiro da Cunha was born in 1973 in São Paulo and currently lives in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1998, the Brazilian government awarded him with the Apartes/Capes scholarship, which allowed him to obtain his post-graduation degree in Visual Arts at Goldsmiths College in London, where he received teachings from Chapman Brothers, Pierre Bismuth and Liam Gillick, among other artists. Since then, he held solo exhibitions at Galeria Fortes Vilaça (São Paulo), the Kate MacGarry Gallery (London) and the Misako & Rosen Gallery (Tokyo - Erika Verzutti), and participated in group exhibitions in various museums and galleries around the world.
His most recent exhibitions and noteworthy include the "Law of the Jungle" - of which he was appointed curator by Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, 2010 - and "New Work: Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova", which is currently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SFMOMA.
His work is presented in public and private collections, such as the Gilberto Chateaubriand collection (Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro), the Saatchi collection (United Kingdom) as well as at Thyssen-Bornemisza TB21 Museum (Austria). In 2009, the Guest Artist at the Fine Arts University, in Philadelphia and in 2012 he participated, as guest speaker, of the Ciclo de Palestras da Bienal Capacete/São Paulo.