b. 1966, Madeira Island, Portugal/ Lives and works in San Francisco.
Rigo 23 was born in 1966 on Madeira Island, Portugal; he has lived and worked in San Francisco since the mid-1980s. His work has been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Art Institute; San Francisco State University; de Young, San Francisco; Richmond Art Center, Richmond; LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions); IT-Park Gallery, Taipei; The Royal College of Art, London; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Brasil; and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago. He was the recipient of the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1999 and has been awarded public commissions including murals for the San Francisco International Airport, the Gerbode Foundation, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.