Omar Salomão is a Brazilian visual artist whose practice spans drawing, poetry, writing, photography, design, installation, sculpture, scenography, and curating. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages and Literature (Portuguese) and a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. His Ph.D. research interest develops interweaving writing and artistic practice, with special attention to Brazil and Latin America modern and contemporary periods.
Omar holds a Masters in Literature, Culture and Contemporaneity from Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and another one in Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard. He is the author of four books, including his Masters dissertation: Flutua sobre as Ruínas, Flutua (Floats over the ruins, floats, 2021) by PUC-Rio University Press in partnership with Cobogó and Harvard DRCLAS. He also organized the books: Gal Costa, the first visual biography of the iconic brazilian singer, Gal Costa (with Marcus Preto and Leonardo Lichote, 2021); the anthology of poems by Waly Salomão – Jet Lag (Companhia das Letras, 2023); and the art catalog Bodies, Letters, and some Animals: The contemporary art collection Calmon-Stock (with Fernando De La Rocque and Marcelo Backes, 2017).