Samuel Arao Djive, born on 3 June 1979 in Maputo, trained as a graphic designer by the National School of VisualArts, in Maputo. Djive began painting in 2003 and has since worked in various projects, which involve cultural and social aspects. He’s currently involved in working with primary school sand universities. In 2011 started the project "Street Gallery", a street art project where freedom, creativity, expressiveness, identity sharing and common memories are sought without ideological, religious, political or social frontiers. The project purpose is to help children using their creativity and intellectuals skills. It's a way to free children and adolescents from the world of drugs and crime, using art as a means of expressing to free children and adolescents from addictions.
Djive is currently enrolled as Design student at ISArC Institute of Arts and Culture. He has taken part of a various group and solo exhibitions and workshops in and outside of the country. He has also worked in projects alongside Mozambican artists such as Naguib, Malangatana,Victor Sousa, Idassa, Noel langa and others.