GAMBIOLOGIA is a creative platform that adopts the local tradition of gambiarra as an inspiration for artwork and technology. Gambiarra, a Brazilian expression, basically means to cleverly improvise using whatever is available to fix things or create what is needed. Gambiologia researches how this way of inventiveness can be applied in electronic arts through the creation of multifunctional devices. The project emerged as a collective and has gradually expanded its area of influence, bringing together dozens of collaborators in several countries who contribute to the collective initiatives through the magazine Facta and Gambiologist exhibitions.


FRED PAULINO (1977) is an artist, designer, researcher and curator born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he still lives. He has a BA in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art.