Daniel Melim artist portrait

Daniel Melim

Brazil 1979

Urban Art, Street Art


Daniel Melim
Daniel Melim
January 17, 2018
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Daniel Melim is a Brazilian artist born in 1979 in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo. Melim’s studio is in São Bernardo do Campo, the industrial city close to São Paulo in which he was born, and which is also the birthplace of the Brazilian labor movement. Melim studied painting, and in addition to his major pictorial body of work, has become one of Brazil’s leading contemporary muralists. He has a long-standing involvement in political and social projects in his city’s communities, incorporating graffiti into participatory and educational processes.

Daniel Melim Art

Since 2000, Daniel Melim develops urban interventions using stencil, rescuing this style, which is, historically, the origin of the street art in Brazil. Its production is characterized by the selection of locations, seeking deteriorated spaces that provides numerous compositional elements (color, texture, position). Part of these works is located in distant neighborhoods of the ABC Paulista (São Paulo’s suburbs), – as Jardim Limpão Project – therefore reaching an audience that usually have little access to art.


Besides the work on the streets, he has been presenting his paintings – which was developed through the experiences of his urban interventions works – in galleries and museums in Brazil and abroad – such as Choque Cultural Gallery, Afro-Brasil Museum, Latin America Memorial, Valencia Biennale in Spain, MASP and other venues and institutions worldwide. He worked as an art educator in several social projects in São Paulo and has been developing many others by the city suburbs. His line also became illustration for multiple publications such as the Caros Amigos, Ele e Ela, Le Mound, Defish (Belgium) among others.

Daniel Melim lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2018RougeLKB-G, Hamburg, GermanySolo
2017SP Arte 2017Galeria Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2017Urban Art BiennaleWeltkulturerbe Volklinger Hutte, Völklingen, GermanyGroup
2016Art RioOma Galeria, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSolo
2016Os Muitos e O UmInst. Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2016Espaco LivreMuseo Afro-Brasil, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2015Festival ConcretoDragao do Mar, Fortaleza, BrazilGroup
2014UrbanaGaleria Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2014Quintal de FabricaOma Galeria, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2014Mostra Joga BolaRich Mix, London, UKGroup
2013Sem TituloGaleria Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2011Novos PlanosGaleria Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2011Group Exhibition of the Institute of BrazilBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2010Dentro da TelaGaleria Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2009De dentro para fora, De fora para dentroMASP, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2008Pop RevisitadoGaleria Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2008I LegitimoPaco das Artes, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2008Melbourne Stencil FestivalMelbourne, Australia, Group
2008The Cans FestivalLeake Street, London, UKGroup
2008Bresil Urb’artIGS, Paris, FranceGroup
2007Street Colours (organized by Banksy)Ocontemporary Gallery, Brighton, UKGroup
2007Choque CulturalNathalie Duchayne Gallerie, St. Tropez, FranceGroup
2007Ut Pictura Diversitas – Pintura e DiversidadeMemorial da America Latina, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2007Encontro entre os MaresValencia Biennale, Museu Del Carmen, Valencia, SpainGroup
2006Subúrbios e RecortesGaleria Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, BrazilSolo
2006Sprays, O Novo Muralismo Latino-AmericanoMemorial da America Latina, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2006Territorio OcupadoMuseu Afro-Brasil, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2006PixoLogo Existo, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2006Melbourne Stencil Festival 06Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
20052 Salao de MaioSalvador, BrazilGroup
2005Melbourne Stencil Festival 05Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2004Encontro – Melim e Rodrigo SoutoCentro Cultural Fainc, Sto Andre, BrazilGroup
2004A Historia do Graffiti no ABCSalao de Exposicões, Sto. Andre, BrazilGroup
20047 Urbano Arte ContemporaneaFASCS, Sao Caetano, BrazilGroup
2003Labor IISao Paulo, BrazilGroup
20036 Urbano Arte ContemporaneaFASCS, Sao Caetano, BrazilGroup
2003Exposicao IndividualTeatro Lauro Gomes, Sao Bernardo do Campo, BrazilGroup
2002O Livro de CabeceiraMuseu da Casa Brasileira, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
20025 Urbano Arte ContemporâneaFASCS, Sao Caetano, BrazilGroup
2002Instalacao Multimidia Lado BTeatro Municipal de Maua, Maua, BrazilGroup
2001Lado B – Mostra Conjunta de ArteEspaco Cultural FATEA, Sto. Andre, BrazilGroup
2001Lado B – Artistas ReunidosComplexo Cultural Educandario, Maua, BrazilGroup