Francisco Faria received the first notions of drawing at the age of four. After completing his Architecture degree, he received the Acquisition Prize at the Salão Paranaense (1982), the prize at the Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1983) and the Santos Biennial (1984) travel award. In 1986, he joined the group of artists from the Galeria Arco (São Paulo), runned by Bruno Musatti, for which he went to the International Art Fair of Cologne (1989. He made his first individual abroad at the Brazilian-American Cultural Institute Gallery in Washington (1st prize of the Fiat Bag for Arts of São Paulo). He lives in Cologne, Stockholm and Vienna, and then returns to NY. Participates in exhibitions in Cologne, Basel and Frankfurt through Galeria Ülrich Gering, where he does a solo exhibition in 1991. In 1992, began a joint work with Josely Vianna Baptista, that lasted more than two decades, associating plastic arts and poetry (with exhibitions in Brazil and abroad and books published in Brazil, the United States and Mexico). He participates in the International Biennials of São Paulo and Havana (1994) and the first exhibition of Brazilian design in China at the Yan Huang Art Museum in Beijing (1995). In 1996 he joined the exhibition Form und Funktion der Zeichnung Heute, at the Kunstverein in Frankfurt, with the 100 most outstanding designers of the decade, curated by Peter Weiermair. Faria does several individual exhibitions in São Paulo, Curitiba and Florianópolis. Between 2004 and 2005, he developed the Moradas nomads / Fíbrias project, which won two large solo shows at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba and the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo. Considered one of the most important contemporary Brazilian drawing artists, he won a show with dozens of large drawings at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan (2008) curated by Koichi Kawasaki and Tadashi Kobayashi. The exhibition at the museum created by Tadao Ando in Kobe occupies an entire wing of the institute. In 2011 he is awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. He performs new solo shows in São Paulo (2007), Rio de Janeiro (2010), Porto Alegre (2013) and São Paulo (2016). Faria’s works can be found publlic and private institutions in Brazil and abroad, among them the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON), Curitiba / National Institute of Fine Arts, Rio de January / Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, Rio de Janeiro / Cultural Foundation of Curitiba (Paraná, Brazil) / City Hall of Curitiba / José Lezama Lima House, Havana, Cuba / Deutsche Bank Collection, São Paulo / IBM-Brasil Collection, Curitiba / Bayer International Collection, Pittsburgh, USA, among others.