Mateu Velasco

Mateu Velasco is a Brazilian-American multimedia artist currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photos by Julia Brandão

Photos by Julia Brandão


November 2017



Mateu Velasco has a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from the PUC in Rio de Janeiro, from where he is a notable alumnus and celebrated figure in the street art scene. Though initially known for his original graffiti style, Velasco’s paintings and illustrations have evolved beyond the tightening boundaries of the modern street art movement and into the dynamic domain of contemporary visual arts. His work has been shown in Rio’s most influential galleries and other established art spaces around the world. Velasco’s technical mastery and unique vision have been called upon to shape major ad campaigns for innovative brands like Nike, Converse, and Ambev.


Mateu Velasco’s residency is made possible with support from Carré Art and The55Project.

AnnexB Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition | Mateu Velasco: Dialogues with New York City

Exhibition | Fragmento, In-Process