Paulo Climachauska was born in São Paulo, where he continues to live and work.
He graduated in history and archaeology from the University of São Paulo and held his first exhibition in 1991 at the Museum of Contemporary Art – São Paulo (MAC-USP). He participated in the 26th São Paulo Biennial in 2004, and in the 8th Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador. Also, in the same year, he made a work for the 14th San Juan Biennial in Puerto Rico.
He has had solo exhibitions at Moderna Musset, Stockholm; Galeria Millan, São Paulo; Lurixs Gallery, Rio de Janeiro; Project 01 at Park Gauflstrafle in Hamburg; and Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, among many other institutions.
Climachauska has been in four editions of the Panorama of Brazilian Art at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo and in other biennales such as Havana, Cuba; Lima, Peru; and the 1st Ceara América Biennial in the city of Fortaleza. He has showed in group exhibitions at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England and the Toyota Contemporary Art Museum in Japan. He has works in the collections of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, São Paulo Municipal Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, Cartier Foundation Foundation, and Lhoist Cisneros Collection.