Carlos Mélo

Brazil, 1969


Carlos Mélo was born in 1969, in Riacho das Pedras, and lives and works in Recife. His work transposes video, photography, drawing, installation, sculpture and performance in an investigation of the place that the body occupies in the world. Through anagrams and performance actions the artist brings together images and words practicing a semantic contortionism, making the body converge in situations of interaction with the environment and conceptual frameworks that suggest it relationally, while simultaneously rescuing aspects of Brazilian cultural formation.

Among the national and international exhibitions in which he participated are the solo exhibitions "Carlos Melo", at Instituto de Arte Contemporânea da UFPE (Recife, 1997) and "Tripa", no Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste Cariri (Juazeiro do Norte, 2017); and the group shows "V Salão de Arte MAM", at Museu de Arte Moderna (Salvador, 1998) and "Bestiário", at Centro Cultural São Paulo (São Paulo, 2017).

In 2016, he was a resident at Pivô, in São Paulo, and at Usina Santa Terezina, in Pernambuco. Carlos Mélo was recognized with the awards “Foco Bradesco Art Rio”, in 2015, and “Prêmio Brasil Arte Contemporânea”, from Bienal de São Paulo, in 2010.

Source: Kogan Amaro Gallery.

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