Tiago Carneiro da Cunha (born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1973), is a Brazilian artist.
He is the son of José Mariano Carneiro da Cunha and Manuela Carneiro da Cunha, anthropologists. During his formative years, he took life-drawing classes in the studio of local painter Sergio Sister, drew comics, which were published, when he was 17, in the Brazilian underground comics mag Animal), and worked as a freelance illustrator for Folha de S.Paulo newspaper and DPZ advertising agency.
In his early twenties, after a year studying visual arts at Parsons School, New York, he worked as an assistant to theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson in several stage productions in Europe and the US. He moved to Barcelona in 1995, where he continued his studies and helped create the XXX collective, with which he presented performances in museums and festivals in Spain and Portugal (Fundació Miró, CCCB, Expo98), and which received the KRTU prize from the Government of Catalunya in 1996.
On his return