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Contact Information
Selected Exhibitions

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information
Post:Ladeira da Matriz, 92
Tiradentes - MG - Brasil
CEP 36325-000
Phone:+(32) 355-1148

For a fascinating introduction to Araripe's life history, please see

Selected Exhibitions
Invited to inaugurate new show places for painting Oscar Araripe exhibited his work in the Villa Lobos Room of the National Theater in Brasilia in 1991.
In 1992 at Ipanema Beach , Rio de Janeiro, his particularly original ecological tribute, the Pillar of Uaupťs was shown.
His two wall panels on Tiradentes exhibited in April of 1992 year simultaneously in the gardens of the Republic Museum in Rio and on the Mineiro Museum in Belo Horizonte.
In May of 1992, his exhibition Kites at the Bank of Brazil's Cultural Center in Rio was followed in June by 'Extinction Never Again' in the Botanical Gardens, also in Rio, as part of the special presentations during ECO-92 UN World Conference and seen by an estimated 2 million people.
In July of 1993, re-inaugurating the Ouro Preto Winter Festival, he exhibited Kites of Freedom in Tiradentes Square and in December, Nativity at Brasilia's Oscar Niemeyer famous Our Lady Little Chapel.
In March 1994 he relocates his studio to Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, where he now lives.
In April of 1994 same year during FUNREI's 7th. Anniversary celebrations, he exhibited Tiradentes (the Brazilian National hero ) outdoors in S„o Jo„o del-Rei where he also opened the 7th. Winter Culture Festival in July with S„o Jo„o Kites at various locations through out the city.
In May 1995 he undertakes an interactive painting project with children of Tiradentes during the Federal University of Minas Gerais cultural workshop, exhibiting Day and Night outdoors in the town square, the Largo das Forras.
In July 1995 he opens his exhibition Tiradentes, the Little Village in the old Courthouse, with 15 canvases on the adorable great little town.
In December 1995 his series of 14 paintings on S„o Jo„o del-Rei goes on show at the Regional Museum.
As from 1996, he regularly shows his recent work in July at his own gallery in Tiradentes.
In 1999 he turns to the sea and paints Ilha Comprida and the Central Coast of California and also the vineyards of Paso Robles and begins to exhibit his work permanently in Templeton, California, USA.
In 2000 shows his virtual animate exhibition of The Dance of the Flag Ant-Eater at and won the World Art Web of Excellence from ArtSpace 2000.
Selected to take part in World Festival Art on Paper 2000, in Kranj, Slovenia.