born in belo horizonte_ brazil_ 1947_ lives and works in são paulo
An autodidact, Romulo started his professional career in 1970 as an assistant for photographer Luiz Hossaka, at the Museum of Art of São Paulo. He continued working at the institution until 1974, where he produced images for catalogues, books and for Lina Bo Bardi’s documental file. From this period on, Romulo worked as a freelancer in advertising and editing, becoming a specialist in reproduction of work of art.
Simultaneously, he created black and white photographic essays focusing on the architecture and urban landscape of metropolis such as São Paulo, New York, Chicago and Montevideo. Within his solo exhibitions, “Chicago” attracted attention in 1995, at Galeria Fotoptica, in São Paulo. Since the 70’s, Romulo has taken part in collective exhibitions, some of which were exceptional: National Biennial 76 (at Fundação Bienal, São Paulo, 1976); 1st Quadrennial of Photography (Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, 1985) and Miroir Rebelle, presented in Paris and Rio de Janeiro (1986). In 2003, he joined the Photography Collector’s Club at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM). His photographs have been kept at the Museum of Art of São Paulo, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo and Museum of Contemporary Art of University of São Paulo. Raquel Arnaud’s Gallery has been representing the artist since 2011.