centro cultural tina modotti Néle Azevedo
“Il problema della scomparsa smuove la gente… e per la nostra cultura è fondamentale capire che siamo mortali” Néle Azevedo
Néle Azevedo (b. 1950) is a Brazilian sculptor and independent researcher.
Azevedo was born in Santos Dumont, MG. She holds a Masters in Visual Arts from São Paulo State University Arts Institute (UNESP 2003) and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Santa Marcelina College (1997) … keep on reading Wikipedia
In 1998 launched a single exhibition with an installation of iron sculptures at the Brazilian Post Cultural Center (Rio de Janeiro) and won the acquisition prize in the Santo André Art Hall, Sao Paulo.
In 2002, was awarded (trip to Japan) the Bunkyo Art Hall 1st prize with an installation of sculptures in acrylic. In the same year of 2002, started working on interventions in urban space with the Minimum Monument Project, which discuss the contemporary public monuments in cities such as Brasilia, Salvador, Curitiba, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Havana (Cuba); Tokyo and Kyoto (Japan).
After 2005 the Minimum Monument begins to be installed with hundreds of ice sculptures in Paris (France); Braunschweig and Berlin (Germany); Porto (Portugal); Florence (Italy); Amsterdam (Netherlands); Belfast (Northern Ireland); Santiago de Chile (Chile); Lima (Peru) among others. The images of the Minimum Monument, received worldwide attention from the action performed on Gendarmenmarkt, in Berlin in September 2009, becoming a symbolic warning of the dangers of global warming and raising interest beyond the circuits of contemporary art.
In 2010 the Minimum Monument opens the Bielnal the Arctic in Stavanger Norway and in 2014 it participates in the celebrations of the First World War centenary in Birmingham (UK).
Néle Azevedo, Melting Man, scultura in ghiaccio