One of the groups with whom Claudinei’s father, Gumercindo Roberto, (center, standing) played.
A visual and performing artist by training (and in practice), Claudinei Roberto da Silva has extensive curatorial experience, having worked on projects such as the Sidney Amaral exhibition, Melancholy, Love and the Home Kitchen, Museu Afro-Brasil, São Paulo (2014), Concrete Audacity – the Works of Luiz Sacilotto, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba (2015), the symposium African Presence in Brazil, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo (2015), and the 13th Brazilian Naïf Art Biennial, Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo (2017), together with Clarissa Diniz and Sandra Leibovici.
He created the gallery space O Oço/Galeria Cine e Sol in São Paulo. The project had its many moments and several addresses. It was born out of the need to exhibit art that had difficulty emerging. The OÇO gallery, which was maintained without ever being funded, was a laboratory, research platform and independent space.