Tiago is an Afro-Brazilian visual artist who incorporates themes in his work such as the relationship between memory and history, the social uses of language, and narrative erasure. Since 2004, he has focused his artwork on questioning his place and identity as a visual artist, reflecting on the historical perpetuation of exclusion and violence forced upon people with whom he relates. He maintains a deep interest in the politics of overcoming barriers in Brazil for artists.
He is also a researcher at the Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, where he lives. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and studied Textile and Fashion Technology at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of São Paulo (EACH-USP). Gualberto has participated in several group shows both in Brazil and abroad.