Nele Azevedo – biography
Nele Azevedo is an artist and independent researcher, he has become famous for its small ice sculptures exhibited on the steps of cities around the world. Azevedo was born in Santos Dumont, MG. He holds a Masters in Visual Arts from Sao Paulo State University Arts Institute (UNESP 2003) and a degree in Fine Arts from Santa Marcelina College (1997). He currently lives and works in São Paulo, in addition to being a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts Visual arts Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP.
In 1998, he launched a solo exhibition with the installation of iron sculptures at the Cultural Center Brazil Share Rio de Janeiro and won the purchase of Santo André Art Hall of San Paolo. In 2001, Azevedo began working with the Monument Project minimum to make interventions in the urban space that discuss public monuments contemporaries in countries such as Brazil, Cuba, Japan, France, Germany, Portugal and Italy. These interventions have become known worldwide as the “Army of Melting Men.”
In 2002 he received the prize trip to Japan from Hall Bunkyo with an acrylic sculpture installation work. In the same year 2002 he started work in the urban space with the design of the monument minimum mailing axis having as public monuments in contemporary cities like Brasília, Salvador, Curitiba, São Paulo, Havana -Cuba, Tokyo and Japan Kyoto-, Paris-France , Braunschweig, Germany, Porto-Portugal, Italy and Florence-Berlin-Germany. These interventions were known as “Fusion Men” or “army of men merger” world.
The interventions in the urban space Minimum Monument, Glory to the inglorious or Anhangabaú struggles: a river missing, born of local history and are ephemeral. The desired size is always one in which the artistic production has a sense of politics and poetics. Art and entertainment, art and exchange, art as currency in circulation. The different ephemeral interventions in the urban space and architectural works led to record in design, photography and video.
The goal of his work is the poetic-political dimension that the artist can create by paralleling and reference art and living together, the art and the exchange, and art as currency.
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