Painter and designer, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1977, Fernando Barata moved to Paris in 1982 where he lives and works.
In 1974, he participated in the XXV National Exhibition of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, then in 1976 at the National Biennial of Sao Paulo. In 1984, he received a Special Jury Merit at the First Biennial of Havana and participated the following year at the XVII International Biennial of Sao Paulo.
In 1990, he produced a mural in Douai for the Artois Picardie Water Agency, in the 1% framework. Selected for the Fortabat price (Latin America House in Paris), his work is also award-winning at the International Michelin Grand Prix of Modern Art in 1998.
Since the 80s, Fernando Barata exhibits both individually and collectively, especially in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
He was selected in 2016, with Sebastiao Salgado, to integrate the collection of the Embassy of Brazil in France.