Fernando Velázquez (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1970) is a multimedia artist. His works include videos, installations and interactive objects, audiovisual performances and images generated with algorithmic resources. He explores the relationship between nature and culture, setting up a dialogue between two main topics: the perceptive capacities of the human body and the mediation of reality by technical devices. He is interested in the junction of art with other areas of knowledge such as science, philosophy and visual anthropology.
With a Master’s in Fashion, Art and Culture at Senac-SP, and a postgraduate degree in Video and Technologies On and Off-line by Mecad de Barcelona, Fernando’s work has featured in exhibitions in Brazil and abroad such as Emoção Art.ficial Bienal de Arte e Tecnologia (Brazil, 2012), Bienal do Mercosul (Brazil, 2009), Mapping Festival (Switzerland, 2011), WRO Biennale (Poland 2011) and the Pocket Film Festival at Centro Pompidou (Paris, 2007). He was awarded, among others, with the Premio Sergio Motta de Arte e Tecnologia (Brazil, 2009), Mídias Locativas Arte.Mov (Brazil, 2008) and the Vida Artificial (Spain, 2008).
He has been a guest professor at PUC-SP, FAAP-SP and Senac-SP, and holds lectures and workshops in public and private institutions, and NGO’s, such as Stoony Brook University (New York), Cyberfest (St. Petersburg, Russia), Naustruch (Sabadell, Spain), Visiones Sonoras (Morelia, Mexico). He has organized projects and exhibitions such as Motomix 2007, Papermind Brasil and Projeto !wr?, and since 2015 has been the curator and artistic director of Red Bull Station in São Paulo.
Source: Zipper Galeria